SOCW 356

Human Development and the Social Environment in a Global Context

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

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 how the cultural, global, spiritual and natural worlds people inhabit impacts on their understanding of lifespan development and the implications of this 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 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

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

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