BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-404 - Ethical Practice in Aboriginal Communities - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-404 - Ethical Practice in Aboriginal Communities - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course focuses specifically on ethical considerations and decision making when working in Aboriginal communities. The course will examine codes of ethics in the profession, Aboriginal codes of ethics and mainstream theoretical aspects of ethical practices. As well, students are provided with the opportunity to engage in exploration of integrated, personal, ethical practices that are culturally based through validation and revitalization of Aboriginal codes of ethics.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Core Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : SOCW 306, SOCW 200B, SOCW 200A, third year standing or permission of the department head
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5
    Contact Hours: 39
    Student Evaluation
    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:

    • critically analyze the CASW code of ethics and the Aboriginal code of ethics;

    • describe and explain Aboriginal codes of ethics;

    • describe and explain utilitarian and deontological approaches to ethics;

    • to articulate and review Aboriginal ethical case studies to enhance one's own ethical practice;

    • demonstrate one's own personal codes of ethics;

    • identify practice methods of Aboriginal ethics in profession;

    • identify cultural norms of ethics when working in Aboriginal communities or with Aboriginal people;

    • compare and contrast the application of Aboriginal ethics and mainstream ethics; and

    • validate and revitalize Aboriginal ethics.

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    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T1:00PM - 4:00PM04 Sep 202403 Dec 2024