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Social Work (SOWK) Graduate Courses Listing

Social Work 5111 Research Methods for Advanced Generalist Practice View Details
This course introduces students to empirically-based research methods used by the advanced generalist practitioner in the evaluation of his/her own practice outcomes and examines evaluation procedures for use with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. An emphasis is placed on the use of single-subject/system research designs.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Social Work 5112 Clinical Social Work for Advanced Generalist Practice View Details
Current knowledge regarding the interventions for the major clinical problems which people present for counselling (for example, depression, anxiety, grief, eating disorders) will be critically examined from a social work perspective. Other topics include the social and political construction of diagnosis and treatment, and ethical issues in clinical practice. The intent is to prepare social workers for clinical practice in communities where they will be doing much of the front-line work of assessment and counselling.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Social Work 5113 Diversity and Northern Social Work Practice View Details
This course pursues the concept of diversity, its relationship to social work practice, and its conceptualization in northern, rural and remote contexts. Topics to be examined may include colonialism, regionalism, multiculturalism, sexual orientation, ethnic diversity, racial diversity, gender construction and "ableism".
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Social Work 5211 Supervision for Generalist Social Work Practice View Details
The role of supervision in generalist practice is examined. Topics include supervisory roles and functions as applied to management, administration, and human service organizations, conflict resolution, training, teamwork, negotiating organizations, and case management.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Social Work 5213 Advanced Social Planning View Details
This course critically assesses theoretical and philosophical foundations of social planning. It also familiarizes students with social planning practice in northern, rural, and remote contexts. Some key issues include: what was social planning; what is social planning; what should it be; how can it be done better; what is the role of social workers and related professionals in the social planning process; in what contexts of diversity should social planning be conceived and implemented.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Social Work 5214 Social Work Seminar View Details
This seminar course is designed to accommodate students with specialized interests in social work and social welfare. Content will vary from year to year.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Social Work 5215 Selected Topics in Social Work View Details
This reading course is designed to accommodate students with a special area of interest in Social Work practice.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Social Work 5216 Organizational Behaviour View Details
A critical examination of organizational theories and practices with a view to enhancing practice and identifying strategies for creating positive changes. Intra-organizational and inter-organizational issues will be addressed from the multiple perspectives of service users, workers, management and the broader community. Race, gender, class and geographic location will form part of a critical assessment. Leadership, supervision, equity and evaluation are examples of areas for in-depth study in individual projects.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Social Work 5510 Strategies for Social Development in Northern Environments View Details
An examination of practice theory and social change strategies that build on a social development perspective. The course draws on social planning and development theory as well as practice experience of change in northern urban and rural environments. Topics include: community strengthening through capacity building, empowerment by networking and coalition building, sustainable development to balance socio-economic development and environmental protection, and combatting oppression and social injustice in communities.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Social Work 5511 Applied Social Research Methods View Details
An examination of qualitative and quantitative methods in social research. The course is also designed to enable students to initiate their master's project or thesis. Topics include the ethics and politics of knowledge construction, methods for reviewing existing research, and research methods including experimental, survey, qualitative, and secondary/archival designs.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Social Work 5513 Social Policy View Details
An exploration of social policy from a critical perspective which seeks to expose those systemic inequalities in society which encourage social injustice, social inequality and social stratification. The domination and permeation of social values and social constructions will also be examined as well as the relationship among power, social policy, social planning and social change theories. The subsequent impact for geographic and cultural communities will be examined, in Northern, rural or urban contexts.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Social Work 5514 Social Work Theory for Advanced Generalist Practice View Details
A critical assessment of social work practice theory. Within this analytical framework, consideration is given to such areas of diversity as sexual orientation, racial and ethnic plurality, gender construction, ability, age, socioeconomic class, and regionalism. Theories applicable to advanced generalist practice may include clinical work with individuals, families or groups; community development, social service administration, social policy research, and social planning.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Social Work 5601 (9601) Field Practicum View Details
The field practicum is designed to provide the student with opportunity to apply his/her theoretical knowledge and develop practice skills necessary to conduct advanced generalist practice in a chosen practice concentration. Students in the Collaborative Specializations must focus their practicums in their specializations. The practicum is 450 hours and is graded on a pass-fail basis.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail

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Social Work 5801 (9801) Master's Project View Details
The project requires a limited review and analysis of existing knowledge pertaining to the student's chosen project topic. The project may take various forms such as policy analysis; development of a program or practice model; implementation of a program evaluation plan; analysis of a practice issue/problem; development of a module or preparation of a journal article.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail

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Social Work 5901 (9901) Master's Thesis View Details
All thesis students are required to complete a thesis to the satisfaction of an appointed committee responsible for the supervision of the student's thesis work. The production of a thesis involves the systematic investigation of a topic related to the student's area of concentration through an extensive literature review and the collection and analysis of original data culminating in the thesis which will reflect scholarly attainment and a contribution to social work knowledge.
Credit Weight: 2.0
Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail

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