BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-311 - Aboriginal Perspectives on Social Policy - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-311 - Aboriginal Perspectives on Social Policy - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will explore and critically analyze socio-historical Canadian policies and legislation; and the implications for Aboriginal people today. Students will examine policy development with an emphasis on who the policy makers are and who policies serve. Students will analyze and critique how, and if existing policies could be effective for Aboriginal people. This course explores the socio-historical, economic, ideological & institutional contexts for the development of social policy in Canada. The policy-making process as well as the role of social policy in processes of inclusion, exclusion, marginalization, and oppression, will be discussed. The critical analysis of selected social policies will be emphasized.
Part of the:
  • BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Core Courses
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Social Work Core Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2018 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : SOCW 200A, SOCW 200B, or third year standing or permission of the department head
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 39
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • examine how Aboriginal values, beliefs, and practices can inform the development of social policies relevant to Aboriginal communities;
  • demonstrate an understanding of how policies are developed and implemented within Canadian society, as it relates to Aboriginal people;
  • demonstrate inclusive and decolonizing approaches to Aboriginal socio-economic policies;
  • describe common policy terms and definitions;
  • identify links between policy research and practices;
  • critically analyze and explain how policies affect Aboriginal people at the community, provincial, national, and international level;
  • assess key considerations in Aboriginal policy development including the importance of culture, values, oral traditions, varying jurisdictions and governance issues; and
  • demonstrate an ability to critically analyze Aboriginal socio-economic policies.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Warry, Wayne. Ending Denial: Understanding Aboriginal Issues. Current edition. Peterborough, ON. Broadview Press.
  • Wharf, Brian, and McKenzie, Brad. Connecting Policy to Practice in the Human Services. Current edition. Toronto, ON. Oxford University Press.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved June 27, 2012.
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    SOCW-311-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 201818 Dec 2018
     
    SOCW-311-V1
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M1:30AM - 4:30AM04 Sep 201818 Dec 2018