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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.

Required Courses (27 credits)

  • SWRK 527 Advanced Social Work Practice in Quebec (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Social Work : The Reserved Acts (designated by L’Ordre des Travailleurs Sociaux et des Thérapeutes Conjugaux et Familiaux du Québec - OTSTCFQ). Exploration of micro, mezzo, macro levels ofsocial work practice.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Orzeck, Pam; Brotman, Shari (Winter)

    • Prerequisites for BSW students only: SWRK 320and SWRK 326

    • Restriction: Open to B.S.W. U3 students and M.S.W.; Non-Thesis students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 425.

  • SWRK 605 Anti-Racist Social Work Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Critical exploration of ways anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism have shaped our institutions, health, culture, beliefs and the social work profession in Canada. The ways power and privilege are maintained and perpetuated within these institutions and communities. Examination of how Indigenous communities globally resist assaults on their lands and cultures, both historically and currently.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: David, Syndie; Hanley, Jill (Fall)

  • SWRK 653 Research for Social Justice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Integration of relevant research in social work practice to inform program design, development, and evaluation. Activist-researcher and practitioner-researcher roles in social work, research literacy and knowledge mobilization skills. Tools to design and propose research projects that contribute to justice practices with communities.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Débrosse, Régine (Fall)

  • SWRK 664 Intensive Advanced Field Placement (12 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Supervised educational experience in an advanced social work practice setting. Integrating practice with theoretical knowledge characteristic of the specialized field.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • SWRK 665 Advanced Field Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Analysis of advanced field experiences, operationalizing the link between scholarship and practice, including dimensions of equity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: Ketchum, Alexandra (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 (18 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 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 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 of 500- or 600-level courses in another department or discipline 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

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

Faculty of Arts—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 3, 2024) (disclaimer)
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