Master of Social Work

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  • Objectives
    The School of Social Work adheres to the principles of adult learning in its educational approach. This has special application for students of relative maturity with previous or concurrent professional social work experience. In the course of their study, MSW students are encouraged to identify and pursue their learning goals within the parameters of the curriculum and the objectives of the program, which include the following: • Development of an understanding of the methods for critical appraisal and systematic inquiry related to existing practice theories, models of intervention and personal practice experiences and abilities; • Application of these means to existing and new knowledge regarding practice contexts, practice-related issues, practice theories, models of intervention and personal practice experience and abilities; • Acquisition of new knowledge with respect to practice contexts, theories and interventions, including an area of practice of particular interest to the student; • Integration of the new knowledge acquired into practice situations which support the development of personal and social change. • An anti-oppressive approach to social work.
  • Practical experience
    There is a work practice component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Social Work
  • Course description
    Course Requirements
                
    •     SLWK 6001: Theory and Practice of Anti-Oppressive Social Work in Diverse Communities (0.5 credit)
    •     SLWK 6341: Critical Perspectives on Social Work Practice Interventions (0.5 credit)
    •     SLWK 6381: Social Policy Issues and Analysis for Social Work Practice (0.5 credit)
    •     SLWK 7001: Social Work Research (1.0 credit)
    •     SLWK 7400: Integrated Approaches for Social Work Practice (0.5 credit)
    •     SLWK 6415: Integrated Field Seminar (0.5 credit)
    •     Electives:

    1.5 credit value (three electives) with the course-based option OR
    0.5 credit value (one elective) with the thesis-based option (the thesis is 1.0 credit)

    List of courses:
    • SLWK 6001.03: Theory and Practice of Anti-Oppressive Social Work in Diverse Communities.
    • SLWK 6341.03: Critical Perspectives on Social Work Practice Interventions.
    • SLWK 6381.03: Social Policy Issues and Analysis for Practice.
    • SLWK 6415.03: SLWK Field Work Class.
    • SLWK 7001.06: Social Work Practice Research.
    • SLWK 7400.03: Integrated Approaches for Social Work Practice.
    • SLWK 9000.00: Master's Thesis.
    • SLWK 6370.03: Advanced Practice Skills.
    • SLWK 6385.03: Community and Social Change Analysis.
    • SLWK 6500.03: Interventions with Families.
    • SLWK 7410.03: Social Work in Health System.
    • B. Rotating Electives (two per year)
    • SLWK 5110.03: Africentric Perspectives in Social Work.
    • SLWK 5120.03: International Social Work.
    • SLWK 5130.03: Critical Perspectives on Aging and Practice.
    • SLWK 5160.03: Aboriginal Perspectives on Service Delivery and
    • SLWK 5380.03: (dis)Ability: Policy and Practice.
    • SLWK 5830.03: Independent Study.
    • SLWK 6363.03: Postmodern and Narrative Social Work Practice.
    • SLWK 6365.03: Community Socio-Economic Development.
    • SLWK 6510.03: Women, Social Policy and Social Citizenship.
    • SLWK 6520.03: Current Issues and Trends in Social Work Supervision.
    • SLWK 6530.03: HIV/AIDS and Social Work Practice.

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