Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Social Work (Thesis): Gender and Women's Studies (45 credits)

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Offered by: Social Work     Degree: Master of Social Work

Program Requirements

The School of Social Work's M.S.W. Thesis – Gender and Women's Studies option is designed for students who have strong research interests and are particularly attracted to feminist theories and research methodologies. This program supports the development of advanced intellectual understanding and specialized research skills centered on gender, sexuality, feminism, and women in relation to "Children and Families," "Social Care and Health Studies," and "Community and International Development."

The thesis must be related to Gender and Women's Studies. The M.S.W. Thesis program includes graduate-level coursework and a research thesis. Students work closely with a Faculty supervisor. There is no field placement in the M.S.W. Thesis – Gender and Women's Studies program.

Thesis Courses (27 credits)

  • SWRK 698 Thesis Research 1 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Independent research work under the direction of a supervisor.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • SWRK 699 Thesis Research 2 (15 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Independent research work under the direction of a supervisor.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Required Courses (9 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 2017

    Instructors: Catherine Roy, Mohammad Khan (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SWRK 653.

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

  • 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 2016

    Instructors: Shadi Martin (Fall)

  • 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 2016

    Instructors: Jennifer C Burman (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.

Complementary Courses (9 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 2017

    Instructors: Mary Bunch (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: WMST 601.

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

OR 3 credits of 500- or 600-level WMST courses;

OR 3 credits of 500- or 600-level WMST courses in another department or discipline with the approval of a Social Work M.S.W. advisor that has been approved as a complementary course to the Option in Gender and Women's Studies.

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

Faculty of Arts—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)