Examines human development in the social environment using the bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual perspective. Explores developmental theories to help inform social work assessment at the micro and mezzo levels of practice. Examines both the developmental and problematic aspects of the stages of the life cycle. Discusses the social systems of individual, family, group, community and society. Develops foundation assessment skills. Prerequisites: SOWK 200 or permission of instructor. Four hours per week.
SOWK 610 THEOR ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR I (Fall 2019)
Focuses on the individual, family, and peer group as a social system, and assessment using a bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual perspective. Explores human development through the lifespan. Presents analysis of several theories which explain human behaviour and inform social work practice. Focus on privilege, oppression, prejudice, and discrimination. Develops foundation assessment skills. Prerequisite: For graduate study only. Three hours per week.
SOWK 677 CHILD WELFARE (Fall 2019)
Designed to prepare advanced-level students to be child welfare practitioners able to move beyond the protective focus to practice applications of prevention and change. The curriculum includes knowledge about human services for children, the values and philosophy of family preservation, trends in social welfare policy impacting children and their families, and the effects of gender, race and ethnicity on social work practice with children. Prerequisite: Concentration status or permission of department. Three hours per week.
SOWK 680 ADV PRACTICE WITH GROUPS (Spring 2020)
Builds upon theoretical perspectives from human behavior and the social environment, knowledge and skills from generalist practice courses, and theory and skills from the specialized practice curriculum. The course familiarizes the practitioner with the concept of the group as a therapeutic community and introduces theories and evidence-based models appropriate for group practice with diverse populations. Prerequisite/Corequisite: SOWK 650 with a grade of C or better or permission of department. Three hours per week.