BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-430 - Sexual Diversity & Social Work Practice - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-430 - Sexual Diversity & Social Work Practice - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces students to interpersonal and systemic issues that sexually diverse and gender varied people encounter on a daily basis. Policies, legislation, and social contexts are analyzed with a view to understanding the impact of intersecting oppressions and privileges on sexual and/or gender minorities. We will discuss social work strategies to support and advocate for those who do not conform to social gender contructs/norms, plus their families and communities.
Part of the:
  • 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: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    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:

    • apply a critical understanding of sexual and gender diversity issues to policy analysis and social work practice;

    • describe the historical, cultural, social, medical, legal, political and spiritual-religious contexts of privilege and oppression with respect to sexual and gender diversity;

    • describe anti-oppression practice skills necessary to support and advocate socially just policies for sexually diverse and gender varied populations;

    • describe the history and experiences of Indigenous peoples and other ethno-cultural or racialized communities in relation to sexual and gender diversity;

    • identify how one's social location and sexuality impact one's understanding, acceptance, and interaction with sexually diverse and gender varied persons; and

    • demonstrate a willingness and ability to act as an ally to sexual and/or gender minorities.

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