SOCW 511

Contemporary Debates and Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work

Units: 1.5

Examines and critiques current debates, ideas and discourses relating to social work knowledge and practice, with a specific focus on ethics. Emphasis is placed on postmodern, feminist, anti-racist and Indigenous perspectives as they challenge prevailing assumptions about individualism, meritocracy, professionalism and philanthropy. Specifically looks at the contributions of these perspectives to a critical theorizing of professional practice and ethics.

Note:

  • Credit will be granted for only one of SOCW 511, SOCW 501, SOCW 518.

Graduate course in the Social Work program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Schedules:
Summer Fall Spring

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