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

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: 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.

    • Summer

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

  • SWRK 353 Introduction to Mental Health Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Social Work : Introduces specialized knowledge and assessment skills in mental health first aid and crisis intervention through the lens of social, cultural, and historical developments. Particular emphasis is placed on the dynamics of institutional responses to mental illness and current conditions and programs, the differential effects of mental illness with regard to age, race, culture, gender identity, and socioeconomic status, the changing conceptions of cause, diagnosis, and treatment across time and socio-cultural boundaries, recovery interventions and comprehensive assessments

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Tarshis, Sarah; David, Syndie (Fall)

    • Restriction: Only open to BSW U2 students

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

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Social Work : With approval and under the supervision of an interested faculty member, students propose and pursue a topic of their own related to social work practice or contribute to a faculty member's topic of interest related to social work practice. Students work independently on the topic of interest related to social work practice, individually or in a small group. The faculty member oversees the tutorial on the topic of social work practice.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

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

    • Restriction: Only open to B.S.W. U3 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: 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 643 Research Methods 2 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Covers a range of qualitative and quantitative methods used in social work related research. Focuses on research skills and knowledge mobilization tools for conducting applied research in partnership with social service agencies and communities.

    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.

    • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Mitchell, Nicole; Orzeck, Pam (Fall) Mitchell, Nicole; Orzeck, Pam (Winter)

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Mitchell, Nicole; Orzeck, Pam (Fall) Mitchell, Nicole; Orzeck, Pam (Winter)

  • 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 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Mitchell, Nicole; Orzeck, Pam (Fall) Mitchell, Nicole; Orzeck, Pam (Winter)

    • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 3, 2024) (disclaimer)
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