SOCW 356

Human Development and the Social Environment within a Global Context

Units: 1.5

An overview of human development within a global context with a focus on social justice and diversity related to gender, race, class, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and disability. In particular, focuses on the impact of the cultural, global, spiritual and natural worlds people inhabit on understanding lifespan development with the implications of this understanding for social work practice.


  • Students not majoring in Social Work but in their third- or fourth year may request permission to register in the course.
  • This course meets the Child Welfare Specialization requirements for a development course.


  • Admission to Bachelor of Social Work program; or
  • permission of the school.

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

Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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