Social Work for Winter 2020

SCWK1710
Social Work Philosophy and Practice


CRN: 72720
Instructor(s): Andersen, Fred


Description
provides an overview of the historical development, philosophical orientation, basic values, principles and knowledge base, and fields of practice of the profession. The course will examine critical social problems that impact societies with an emphasis on the quest for social justice at local, national and global levels. CR: the former SCWK 2700

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK1710
Social Work Philosophy and Practice


CRN: 86695
Instructor(s): Karki, Karun


Description
provides an overview of the historical development, philosophical orientation, basic values, principles and knowledge base, and fields of practice of the profession. The course will examine critical social problems that impact societies with an emphasis on the quest for social justice at local, national and global levels. CR: the former SCWK 2700

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK1710
Social Work Philosophy and Practice


CRN: 87879
Instructor(s): Mallard, Cheryl


Description
provides an overview of the historical development, philosophical orientation, basic values, principles and knowledge base, and fields of practice of the profession. The course will examine critical social problems that impact societies with an emphasis on the quest for social justice at local, national and global levels. CR: the former SCWK 2700

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK4321
Field of Practice: Social Work in Child Abuse and Protection


CRN: 77600
Instructor(s): LeFrancois, Brenda


Description
is aimed at developing knowledge and social work skills necessary for intake, crisis intervention, assessment, family support, removal, community placement, family reunification, and amelioration, within the context of social justice and the best interest of those most vulnerable for maltreatment and oppression. It addresses child-youth neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, exploitation, problems, risks, needs and harm and includes trauma and developmental impacts. CO: SCWK 4302 CR: the former SCWK 5328

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK4322
Field of Practice: Social Work in Gerontology


CRN: 77594
Instructor(s): Wideman, Gail


Description
reviews aging from a biopsychosocial perspective with an emphasis on the strengths of seniors and the impact of oppression on the lives of the elderly. The course will explore legislation, policies, societal trends and elder abuse, and consider the social work role in developing strategies for healthy aging and service provision for seniors. CO: SCWK 4302 CR: the former SCWK 4615 and the former SCWK 5615

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK4323
Field of Practice: Social Work in Addictions


CRN: 77602
Instructor(s): Smith, Christopher


Description
is aimed at developing knowledge skills, and beginning competence, necessary for assessment and intervention with populations experiencing problems and risks associated with the use and abuse of chemicals and non-chemical addictions throughout the lifespan. Themes addressed include: the oppression of addictions; social determinants of addictions, the social worker’s role in the continuum of care; strengths; the special needs of women, Aboriginal, and GLBT populations. CO: SCWK 4302 CR: the former SCWK 4616

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK4521
Social Work Organizational Development for Community Services


CRN: 88707
Instructor(s): Mullings, Delores


Description
(same as the former SCWK 3521) examines policy development and change in human services organizations and their administration. Management and organizational concepts suitable for the administration of social policies and programs are addressed as are ethical and ideological issues for social workers on human service teams. A focus on beginning skills in administration is included for the social worker within a management and leadership context in human services organizations. CR: the former SCWK 3110, the former SCWK 3510, the former SCWK 3521, and the former SCWK 4111 PR: admission to the Bachelor of Social Work First Degree Program, and SCWK 3221, SCWK 3410, SCWK 3720, and successful completion of 3 credit hours in each of Complementary Studies Learning Objective Two and Six; or admission to the Bachelor of Social Work Second Degree Program, SCWK 3300 and SCWK 3311

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6000
PATHWAY


CRN: 78112
Instructor(s): TBA


Description
(non-credit required repeatable course) This course provides an opportunity for students to engage in individualized scholarly work to pursue a specific, concentrated or expert area of practice, scholarly interest or career path. Each student will be matched with an academic mentor early in the first semester they are registered for 6000. The mentor assists the student to bring forth evidence of scholarly work that reflects the student’s learning and evidences critical thinking, in-depth knowledge and comprehension of their subject, and integration into their practice as future leaders. Students are required to submit an individualized learning contract, which will outline: particular areas of interest, research, or study concentration; proposed goals, objectives, outcomes, and time frame; proposed list of readings; plan of study demonstrating how work in the various courses might be integrated or connected to their area of interest; and expectations for the mentor. Students are required to submit a written progress report each semester in which they are registered in 6000, beginning the first semester in which they are registered in 6000. Students are also required to submit a written final report summarizing their experiences and accomplishments in the semester prior to registering for 6417 or submitting their thesis. This course is the foundation for SCWK 6417- PATHWAY Scholarship for course route students; and for the thesis for thesis route students. The MSW PATHWAY Manual is available on line at the School’s website.

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6013
Leadership for Social Justice


CRN: 78114
Instructor(s): LeFrancois, Brenda


Description
This course will explore leadership for social justice in direct practice and supervision, examining social responsibility as it relates to professional supervision and leadership. It will address frameworks for critical thinking about leadership and supervision in the pursuit of social justice. It will explore the relevance of reflexivity, strategies for promoting social justice and preventing injustice, within the supervisory relationship and within the broader organizational context.

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6014
Leadership In Social Policy and Programs


CRN: 78116
Instructor(s): Janes, Julia


Description
This course focuses on frameworks to develop, analyze and evaluate social policies and programs. The course prepares students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills expected within the context of professional judgements, and competent professional action in evaluating social policies and social programs. The conceptual base is interdisciplinary with particular attention to the research skills in the evaluation of policies and programs consistent within the social work traditions in community, private, and governmental and not for profit sectors.

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6313
Perspectives With Individuals and Families (Institute Component)


CRN: 85357
Instructor(s): De Boer, Catherine


Description
This course focuses on a range of selected theories, concepts, and methods that may be applied in advanced social work practice with individuals and families. The main focus will be on mid- phase clinical practices to enable sustained personal and social change in individuals, families, and their social contexts. Students will enhance their clinical skills with individuals and families to improve personal and social functioning and to promote social justice and reduce oppression, and to learn to apply systemic case study methods in advanced clinical practice. Students also will pursue individualized teaching-learning goals with respect to both field practice and social work method.

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6314
Perspectives With Diverse Communities (Institute Component)


CRN: 78120
Instructor(s): Mullings, Delores


Description
This course is designed to provide students with a critical understanding and appreciation for community social work practice. Fundamental to this understanding is community social work practice with Aboriginal and diverse populations and communities in terms of micro and macro community intervention skill application, capacity-building, leadership, participatory action and social action research methodologies, anti-oppressive practice, and ecological and social justice perspectives. The course explores the many dimensions of community social work within a framework of inquiry that encompasses understanding communities and neighbourhoods; relevant ideological foundations, theories, and concepts; practice principles; tensions and dilemmas in practice; integration of individual and community work; contemporary challenges; power; politics and conflict in communities; and community social work as it relates to urban, rural, remote, northern, and Aboriginal communities.

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6413
Research Theory, Design, and Analysis


CRN: 79618
Instructor(s): Wideman, Gail


Description
This course provides an understanding of research, particularly as it applies to social work practice. It addresses the conceptual issues associated with both quantitative and qualitative research. The first half of the course covers issues related to research design, specifically the philosophy of science, modes of observation, ethics of social work research, the process of conceptualizing a research question, issues around measurements, methods of sampling, and consideration of alternative methods and procedures for data collection. The second half of the course focuses on the methods and procedures for data analysis including: a conceptual orientation to methods of statistical analysis and the interpretation of these analyses, and an orientation to the methods used in the analysis and reporting of quantitative data.

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6417
PATHWAY Scholarship


CRN: 87903
Instructor(s): TBA


Description
This is the final course completed by course route students in the MSW Program. Each student is required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of scholarly activities including research, reading, and writing. These scholarly activities build on PATHWAY - SCWK 6000 and require the student to continue to work with their mentor and, in some situations, depending on the topic, with another faculty or community-based advisor. The student produces a scholarly product reflective of the student’s learning while in the MSW Program and provides evidence of critical thinking, creativity, analytical capabilities, contextualization, reflective analysis, in-depth knowledge and comprehension of their subject, and integration into their future practice as leaders. This evidence will be demonstrated through a comprehensive paper, research proposal with preparation for human subjects review, comprehensive literature review, training manual, data collection and/or analysis, research report, scholarly production for professional development, and/or other types of scholarly work. At the end of the course, once all other components of the MSW program have been completed, students will make a formal presentation of their scholarly work to colleagues and peers.

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.
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