BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-455 - Social Work Practice With Communities - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-455 - Social Work Practice With Communities - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course explores the construction of community and analyzes marginalization, exclusion and oppression in communities. It outlines social work roles as well as strategies for change in diverse communities. The history, philosophy, models and methods of social work practice with communities are described.
Part of the:
  • BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Elective Courses
  • Prerequisites : SOCW 200B, SOCW 200A, third year standing or permission of the department head
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master of Social Work
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours for every 3 hours of classroom instruction
    Contact Hours: 39
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    STUDENT EVALUATION PROCEDURE: Assignment #1 Learning Cell Questions 5%, Assignment #2: Essay Review of The Value of Community 25%, Assignment #3 Annotated Bibliography 20%, Assignment #4 Seminar Presentation 20%, Assignment #5 Final paper 30%. Grading procedures follow the UCC Guidelines.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student will demonstrate knowledge, skills and/or attitudes in the following:
  • Discuss the significance of communitarian thought for social work practice of today;

  • Apply concepts of community theory to analyze community change;
  • Describe the major historical influences on contemporary Canadian community work;
  • Integrate a critical First Nations perspective and analysis within the overall context of community development.

  • Summarize the characteristics of rural communities and distinguish them from urban communities;
  • Describe role(s) of the social worker in processes of community development and change;
  • Describe, analyze, and evaluate an issue in contemporary community development; and
  • Propose an effective intervention strategy in relation to a community need.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Kretzman, J. & McNight, J. (1993). Building communities from the inside out. Chicago: ACTA Publications.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Instructors regularly modify and update course outlines. For the most recent version please contact the department.