Cheryl Aro, BSW, MSW (Victoria), PhD Candidate (Victoria)
Michele Fairbairn, BSW, MSW (Manitoba), PhD Candidate (Memorial)
Cheryl Aro, BSW, MSW, PhD Candidate (Victoria), Indigenous Practicum Coordinator
Our educational mission is to prepare generalist social work practitioners skilled in critical self-reflection and in working with individuals, families, groups and communities. In particular, we endeavour to prepare Indigenous social workers and child welfare practitioners and we emphasize structural, feminist, Indigenous and anti-oppressive analyses.
Our scholarly mission is to share and create collective knowledge and understanding through engaging in critical enquiry and by supporting research and innovative curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Our practice mission is to act on social justice issues through community change initiatives and anti-oppressive social work. Our political and social responsibility is to participate in and reflect community experiences in all our efforts to challenge oppressive societal structures.
Alternatively, students may complete their 3rd year courses on-campus with 4th year courses via distance education. Please note that SOCW 356 is only available through distance education and some 4th year courses may be available on campus depending on enrolment/resources. The School works with students to facilitate completion of field placements in geographic areas of their choice, provided suitable placements are available (please see HSD "Regulations Concerning Practica" on ).
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Within the required 30 units, completion of SOCW 200A and 200B or their equivalents. 24 units should be completed from within general education subject areas.
The School of Social Work allows course challenges for up to 9 units of course work with permission of the School. These units will be comprised of SOCW 200A and 200B plus six units of third and fourth year courses excluding SOCW 311, 312, 413, 402, 404 and 404A. Students may complete a Prior Learning Assessment for SOCW 304.
SOCW 200A and 200B are required for entry into the BSW program. It is recommended that potential BSW applicants complete SOCW 200A and 200B prior to applying to the program; however, SOCW 200A and 200B are not required to be completed or in progress at the time of BSW application.
In addition to SOCW 200A and 200B, students are advised to take a variety of courses in the liberal arts, social sciences and humanities.
Prerequisites for all Social Work courses: 30 units including SOCW 200A and 200B. See the course descriptions for pre- or corequisite of Social Work courses.
SOCW 311* (formerly part of SOCW 323)
SOCW 312* (formerly part of SOCW 323)
SOCW 319* (formerly part of SOCW 318)
* Students admitted to the School of Social Work prior to September 2009 may use SOCW 323 in lieu of SOCW 311, 312, and 413. Students who take SOCW 323 cannot receive credit for SOCW 311 and 312.
SOCW 311* (formerly part of SOCW 323)
SOCW 312* (formerly part of SOCW 323)
SOCW 319* (formerly part of SOCW 318)
* Students admitted to the School of Social Work prior to September 2009 may use SOCW 323 in lieu of SOCW 311, 312, and 413. Students who take SOCW 323 cannot receive credit for SOCW 311 and 312.
See SOCW 404 or 404A course descriptions for pre- and corequisites.
SOCW 311* (formerly part of SOCW 323)
SOCW 312* (formerly part of SOCW 323)
SOCW 319* (formerly part of SOCW 318)
* Students admitted to the School of Social Work prior to September 2009 may use SOCW 323 in lieu of SOCW 311, 312, and 413. Students who take SOCW 323 cannot receive credit for SOCW 311 and 312.
See SOCW 404 or 404A course descriptions for pre- and corequisites.
SOCW 311* (formerly part of SOCW 323)
SOCW 312* (formerly part of SOCW 323)
SOCW 319* (formerly part of SOCW 318)
* Students admitted to the School of Social Work prior to September 2009 may use SOCW 323 in lieu of SOCW 311, 312, and 413. Students who take SOCW 323 cannot receive credit for SOCW 311 and 312.