What does it mean to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly when helping people?
To care for the needs and well-being of others is a high calling. How can Christians shape the social policies, services and resources in ways that respect all people as made in God's image? To see the dignity and worth of all people? The Social Work program at Redeemer looks at how individuals interact with different social systems, actively studying social justice, anti-oppressive practice and cultural pluralism as ways to seek justice and transformation in communities.
Social Work is a Bachelor of Arts degree. It is offered as an honours major and as a minor.
Right from the start, small class sizes and dedicated faculty mean more opportunities to practice, research, and apply what you've learned as you seek to develop and communicate an understanding of our place in the social world and our responsibility to social transformation.
First-year classes are an introduction to the patterns and connections in human society, social relationships and the complex problems that can occur. Starting with the purpose and levels of social work practice and process, fields of practice, and social policy context.
The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…
To promote different perspectives and conversations in the classroom, panel discussions and listening to a variety of experts and researchers, are an integral part of the classroom experience. Courses like Social Work Practice with Communities, Social Welfare Policy and Process, and Child Welfare encourage students to develop their capacity for critical Christian reflection and response to issues impacting society.
Regular opportunities to visit correctional institutes, indigenous centres, as well as opportunity to participate in disaster relief, inner-city missions, and volunteer trips give students the opportunity to put that they're learning to practice and have real personal experience to draw on.
Senior students have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in community-based or governmental organizations as part of a 120-hour internship, where they both observe and participate in a job-related capacity under the supervision of experts in the field.
is seeing lives transformed through justice and the transforming power of the gospel in her work at International Justice Mission.
Partnership with Dordt University creates a new pathway for students to advance in the social work profession.
Dr. Aaron Smith, assistant professor of social work and director of field education, talks about the principles that guide him in his work at Redeemer.
Dr. Morgan Braganza is an assistant professor in applied social sciences.
Dr. Jim Vanderwoerd, professor of social work and chair of the department of applied social sciences, reflects on the tension that exists for Christians working in the...
Dr. Timothy Epp's research sheds light on the divide between sacred and secular music by exploring the spiritual content in mainstream music.
New study finds independent Christian campuses may provide greater safety from sexual violence than their public counterparts.
Clarence Keesman ‘98, executive director of youth drop-in centre The Refuge, encounters stories of brokenness and healing each and every day.
A worldview and sacred project are always behind our studies in social science. But whose sacred project are we investing in?
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