What does it mean to see all people as created in God's image?
Gain a strong foundation of theory regarding disability and society, as well as practical application. Discuss topics of the principles of diversity, inclusivity, and empathic understanding.
Disability Studies is offered as a minor.
Right from the start, Redeemer's intentional integration of faith, supported by interdisciplinary and cross-functional learning, prepares you for the pathways and career goals that are unique to each student.
The addition of a disability studies minor to your degree means that the extra concentration of skills, experiences and foundational knowledge broaden the scope of what you're already learning as part of your major.
Have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in disability services as part of a 120-hour internship, where you will both observe and participate in a job-related capacity under the supervision of experts in the field. Field trips to L'Arche and other disability-oriented organizations are also part of the curriculum, providing opportunities to meet professionals in policing and corrections, including Redeemer graduates, who are now in these fields.
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An introduction to the nature and study of social relationships and social institutions.
We will study human group behaviour in terms of culture, social interaction,
socialization, ethnicity, and gender. We will also analyze the internal dynamics and
external relations of social institutions including the family, church, school, and state.
This course provides an introduction to social work practice in Canada. Students will explore social work practice issues within the Canadian context. Topics encompass the social work practice fields of individual, family, group and community, and the dynamic interplay between the social worker, the user of services, the agency and society. The course will emphasize the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge.
This course explores the theories and methods of social work practice with communities. Topics to be covered include: geographic and functional communities, community assessments, theories and models of community practice, and various
skills related to community practice.
This course provides students with the knowledge needed for practice with disadvantaged and oppressed groups. This course examines the history, demographics, and culture of various disenfranchised groups. A major theme of the
course is to provide an opportunity for exploration of how prejudice, discrimination, and exclusion affect the experiences of members of these groups. Another theme is the unique strengths and capacities within each group that should be recognized and utilized in effective social work practices. Social injustice occurs and is present at individual, institutional, and societal/structural levels; professional social work ethics and values demand cultural competence and cultural sensitivity practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Critique of diversity perspectives from a Christian worldview will also be discussed.
This course explores the theories and methods of social work practice with groups and teams. Students will learn the theory underlying social work groups and understand the purposes and uses of different types of groups. Collaboration and interdisciplinary teamwork will be discussed. Students will be introduced to the skills and interventions used with groups/teams.
The internship course is designed to allow senior students the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of the discipline in an occupational setting. Internships are completed in community based or governmental organizations and students are required to observe and participate in a job-related capacity under supervision. Admission to the internship requires instructor approval. The internship course is comprised of a placement (field work) and in-class component. See page 61 for information on internships.
This course will provide an in-depth analysis of advanced-level topics in the field of Disability Studies. The course will examine current themes and issues in disability, including accessibility, education, human rights, and social inclusion. Disability will be examined over time and cross-culturally. The course will examine each of these areas through a critical lens based on the Reformed perspective on faith and culture,
including an emphasis on social justice.
Minors do not have program-specific admission requirements.
Applicants from Ontario will be considered for general undergraduate admission based on the following requirements: