Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Social Work (Non-Thesis): International Partner Program (45 credits)

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Offered by: Social Work     Degree: Master of Social Work

Program Requirements

Qualifying Period (summer) (9 credits)

  • SWRK 350 Social Work Skills Laboratory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Social Work : This course accompanies Introduction to Social Work Practice. It links theories of ecosystems, stress, coping and resilience with practice as students master interviewing, contracting and assessment skills. It develops professional skills of critical thinking, self-reflection, and use of feedback which are applicable to agency-based practices encountered in social work settings.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Gabriel, Wanda (Fall)

    • Summer

    • Restriction: Limited to "Qualifying Year" MSW candidates only.

  • SWRK 353 Introduction to Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Social Work : Introduces principles and practice of social work with individuals and their support systems. Frameworks include ecosystems, stress, coping, and resilience. Emphasis placed on conducting social functioning assessments for a variety of presenting issues and practice contexts. Specialized knowledge and skills in mental health, illness and crisis intervention are also pursued.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Van Horn, Marion (Fall)

    • Summer

    • Corequisite: SWRK 350

    • Restriction: Limited to "Qualifying Year" MSW students only

  • SWRK 485 Tutorial: Social Work Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Social Work : An individual or small group tutorial in which students will work independently in conjunction with the instructor. The student will undertake a project related to the area of specialization.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: Limited to BSW U3 and 2-year BSW students

- Program-specific Activities
- Intensive English

Required Courses (24 credits)

  • SWRK 633 Program Evaluation (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : The theoretical and practical problems involved in evaluating the impact of social work services and social welfare programs. Topics include goal definition, comparison of experimental and non-experimental designs, data sources, qualitative and quantitative approaches, and outcome measures.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Duder, Sydney (Fall)

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Trocmé, Nicolas; Roy, Catherine (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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Rowell, Marilyn (Fall) Rowell, Marilyn (Winter) Rowell, Marilyn (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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Rowell, Marilyn (Fall) Rowell, Marilyn (Winter) Rowell, Marilyn (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 2017

    Instructors: Martin, Shadi; Sinai Glazer, Hagit (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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

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

    • Involves approximately 220 hours of work in a field setting

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

* These courses will be undertaken in the home community in the second year, as has been the case for previous cohorts.
** Students take SWRK 633 or SWRK 643 or SWRK 653.

Complementary Courses (21 credits)

21 credits of SWRK courses at the 500 or 600 level. Up to 6 credits in total may be taken outside the Department.

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)
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