SOCW 311

Understanding Oppression

Units: 1.5

Formerly: part of 323.

An examination of key concepts such as 'whiteness', 'oppression', 'marginalization', 'difference', 'rank' and 'power' that animate the practice of social work within a difference-centred, social justice framework. Critical theoretical and conceptual insights from frameworks such as Indigenous, feminist, anti-racist, queer, and postmodern theories will be explored in order to arrive at a nuanced understanding of critical social work.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of SOCW 311, SOCW 323.

Undergraduate course in Social Work offered by the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Summer Fall Spring

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