Course Description

This course is a critical examination of social work from Canadian and international perspectives, including its contexts, debates, values, ethics and principles of practice, functions, and activities. Attention is given to the major theoretical frameworks to social problems and responses. Drawing on anti-oppression perspectives, students will develop beginning analytical skills in understanding social work and the promotion of social justice with specific attention to Indigenous and Francophone populations. This section of the course specifically addresses the Canadian context to social work and social welfare for students with international qualifications and practice experiences. (Equivalent to SWP 132 and SWP 331.)


This course is restricted to registered Certificate in Canadian Social Work Practice students in the IESW Bridging Program.


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