SOCW 469

Re-defining Abilities in the Context of Theory and Practice

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

A critical analysis of theory, policy and practice in the area of disability, focusing on issues affecting children, youth and adults with disabilities. Examination of current issues in human rights, ethics and attitudes toward disability, highlighting the skills and knowledge required for anti-ablist practice. Examination of approaches to the planning and delivery of services, emphasizing those that facilitate consumer choice and decision making.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of SOCW 469, HSD 464.
  • Students not majoring in Social Work but in their third- or fourth year may request permission to register in the 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.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

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

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