Master of Social Work (M.S.W.); Social Work (Non-Thesis) — Gender and Women's Studies (45 credits)

Offered by: Social Work     Degree: Master of Social Work

Program Requirements

The Graduate Option in Gender and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students who meet degree requirements in Social Work and who wish to take 6 credits of approved coursework to focus on gender, sexuality, feminist, and women's studies and issues in feminist research and methods.

Research Project (9 credits)

  • SWRK 690 Independent Study Project (9 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : An independent study project on a topic of interest in a comprehensive and creative fashion. The project is completed by the student following initial guidance from her/his advisor. It systematically examines a theoretical, substantive or empirical matter, using appropriate methodology.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Required Courses (21 credits)

  • SWRK 643 Research Methods 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Quantitative methods used in social work, including data collection and analysis, critical appraisal of existing research, and proposal writing. Descriptive and explanatory designs, covering quantitative methods used in experimental studies, surveys, and in analyzing administrative data.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Nicolas Trocmé, Mohammad Khan, Catherine Roy (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SWRK 653.

    • Restriction: Limited to M.S.W. students.

  • SWRK 650 Field Work Practicum 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Supervised educational experience in social work practice integrating practice with theoretical knowledge characteristic of the specialized field. Individual and group instruction. Involves approximately 115 hours of work in a field setting.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Marilyn Rowell (Fall) Marilyn Rowell (Winter) Marilyn Rowell (Summer)

  • SWRK 651 Field Work Practicum 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Supervised educational experience in social work practice integrating practice with theoretical knowledge characteristic of the specialized field. Individual and group instruction. Involves approximately 115 hours of work in a field setting.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Marilyn Rowell (Fall) Marilyn Rowell (Winter) Marilyn Rowell (Summer)

  • SWRK 653 Research Methods 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Qualitative methods used in social work, including data collection and analysis, critical appraisal of existing research, and proposal writing. Description and interpretation of social phenomena, the foundations of qualitative research and methods of qualitative inquiry.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Hagit Sinai Glazer, Shadi Martin (Fall)

  • SWRK 660 Field Work Practicum 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Supervised educational experience in social work practice integrating practice with theoretical knowledge characteristic of the specialized field. Individual and group instruction. Involves approximately 115 hours of work in a field setting.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Marilyn Rowell (Fall) Marilyn Rowell (Winter) Marilyn Rowell (Summer)

    • Involves approximately 220 hours of work in a field setting

  • WMST 601 Feminist Theories and Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Examination of feminist theories and research methods from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Hasana Sharp (Fall)

NOTE:
While not a prerequisite for admission, possession of a working knowledge of the French language is important not only to candidates who intend to seek admission to the Quebec professional order after graduation, but also to those who wish to maximize their field placement opportunities during their program. In consultation with the Field Education Coordinator, students may have the option of completing their field requirements at an approved social service agency outside of Quebec.

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • WMST 602 Feminist Research Symposium (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Discussion and development of participants' research in gender and women's studies.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Mary Bunch (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: WMST 601.

    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Option in Gender and Women's Studies.

OR

3 credits of WMST at the 500 or 600 level;

OR

3 credits in another department approved as a complementary course to the Option in Gender and Women's Studies by an MSW adviser in the School of Social Work.

AND

12 credits of 500- or 600-level courses selected from the School of Social Work.

Faculty of Arts—2015-2016 (last updated Aug. 20, 2015) (disclaimer)