SOCW 512

Knowledge and Inquiry: Re-Theorizing Social Work

Units: 1.5

Takes as its starting point the idea that responsible and effective professional and scholarly practice begins with a critical examination of how relations of power shape knowledge production. Over the term, assumptions underlying the creation of knowledge and different approaches to knowing authoritatively will be investigated. Questions of 'how we come to know' and 'how we go about asking' are explored through poststructural, postcolonial and critical race lenses.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of SOCW 512, SPP 502, HSD 502.


  • Admission to MSW Advanced program.

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

Summer Fall Spring

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