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Courses Completed in the Professional Social Work Program

Prior to admission to the professional program, students will have completed:

  • 1021A/B - Introduction to Social Welfare AND 1022A/B - Introduction to Social Work OR the former 1020.
  • 2206A/B - Research Methods for Social Workers OR the former 2205.
  • 2214A/B - Introduction to Generalist Social Work Practice AND 2215A/B - Introduction to Social Work Practice Theories and Skills OR the former 2204.

Only students who are formally admitted into the professional program may enrol in Social Work courses at the 3300 and 4400 level.

While in the Social Work program, students are expected to behave in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Canadian Association of Social Workers and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, both in the academic environment and field setting.

Due to the nature of the professional Social Work program, the School has an attendance policy in place.

5.0 full course equivalents in Social Work:

First Term (Fall)

  • 3301A - Direct Practice Skills
  • 3302A - Resiliency and Social Work
  • 3303A - Individual and Family Development
  • 3308F - Political, Economic and Social Context of Canadian Social Work Practice
  • 3319A - Social Work, Ethics and the Law
  • 3320Y - Practicum and Integration Seminar

Second Term (Winter)

  • 3316B - Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
  • 3318B - Social Work Practice with Communities
  • 3333B - Social Work Practice with Groups
  • 3344B - Social Justice and Social Work: Examining Issues of Oppression, Inclusion and Diversity
  • 3320Y - Practicum and Integration Seminar

Practicum: Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday in the second term
Integration Seminar: Two hours every other week all year

Year 3 Progression Requirements

To be eligible to progress to Year IV, third year students must complete all requirements for third year successfully; and obtain an overall average of at least 70% in all principal courses, a minimum mark of 60% in each course, and a "Satisfactory" in Social Work 3320Y.

5.0 full course equivalents in Social Work:

First Term (Fall)

  • 4400 - Practicum and Integration Seminar
  • 4415A - Organizational Context of Practice

Second Term (Winter)

  • 4400 - Practicum and Integration Seminar
  • 4414G - Analysis of Canadian Social Policies
  • 4429B - Social Work Practice-Based Research

Integration Seminar: Two hours every other week in first and second term

Students require 2.5 Social Work Electives at the 3000 level or above, including at least 0.5 from each of the following two categories; a maximum of 1.0 approved courses from outside of Social Work may be taken.  Consult with the School for approved list.

Category 1: Will primarily examine micro/meso levels of practice and course topics may include but are not limited to: addictions; crisis and trauma; mental health; children and adolescents; health care and social work; seniors; child welfare; human sexuality; thanatology; and disability studies.

Category 2: Will primarily examine macro levels of practice and course topics may include but are not limited to: advocacy; first nations; international and multicultural social work; social justice and peace.

Each year, the School offers a number of Social Work Electives, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • 4420A/B - Child Welfare
  • 4423A/B - Working with Culturally Diverse Populations
  • 4430A/B - Overview of Addictions
  • 4440A/B - Child Welfare II
  • 4454A/B - Practice in Health Care Settings
  • 4456A/B - Women and Social Work Practice
  • 4457A/B - Selected Practice Issues (for example, Populations of Practice - the Aged; Abilities and Disabilities; or Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered, and Two-Spirited Persons)
  • 4462A/B - Social Work Practice with the Aged
  • 4463A/B - Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents
  • 4465A/B - Special Topics in Social Work Theory (for example, Social Work with Native Peoples)
  • 4466F/G - Independent Study
  • 4467F/G - Independent Study
  • 4468A/B - Violence in Families
  • 4479A/B - Special Topics in Social Work Theory
  • 4481A/B - Advocating for Social Change
  • 4482A/B - Conflict Resolution: Alternatives in Disputes
  • 4483A/B - Social Work Practice in Crisis Theory and Intervention
  • 4484A/B - Social Work and Mental Health

To be eligible for the BSW (Honors) degree, students must complete all requirements for fourth year successfully; and obtain an overall average of at least 70% in all principal courses, a minimum mark of 60% in each course, and a "Satisfactory" in Social Work 4400.

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