SOCW 311

Understanding Oppression

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Examines key concepts such as 'whiteness', 'oppression', 'marginalization', 'difference', 'rank' and 'power' that animate the practice of social work within a difference-centred, social justice framework. Critical theoretical and conceptual insights from frameworks such as Indigenous, feminist, anti-racist, queer, and postmodern theories are explored in order to arrive at a nuanced understanding of critical social work.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of SOCW 311, SOCW 323.

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

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

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

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