BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-306 - Theory and Ideology of Social Work - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-306 - Theory and Ideology of Social Work - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces students to social work theory and ideology, and examines the links between social values, theory and practice in social work. Various social work practice theories are introduced to build a foundation for critical social work practice. The social, political and economic contexts of social work and social welfare are addressed.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Core Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : SOCW 200A, SOCW 200B, third year standing or permission of department head
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's of Social Work
    Office Hours: 1.5 hour for every 3 hours of classroom instruction
    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:

    • describe theory and ideology and their connections to social work practice;

    • describe how individuals develop their ideological and theoretical positions; 

    • describe the social, economic, and political contexts of social work and social welfare, including the impacts of colonization and globalization; 

    • critically summarize major theories of social work practice including: Indigenous perspectives, feminist theory, anti-oppressive approaches, strengths perspective, structural theory and systems theory; 

    • describe the significance of age, class, race, ethnicity, gender, (dis) ability, and sexual and gender variations within theories and the influence of these factors on the provision of social services; and

    • describe the development of their beginning theoretical framework for practice.

    Text and Materials: Healy, K. (Current ed.) Social work theories in context - Creating frameworks for practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Mullaly, B. (Current ed.) The new structural social work. Don Mills: University Press.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM04 Sep 202403 Dec 2024