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.


  • 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.

Summer Fall Spring

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