How can our vision of social justice acknowledge the image of God in everyone?
Gain a strong foundation of social justice theory and practical application. Discuss topics of social movements, social welfare, and Canadian Indigenous populations from a Christian perspective with emphasis on advocacy, mediation, and listening.
Social Justice is offered as a minor.
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The addition of a social justice minor to your degree means that the extra concentration of skills, experiences and foundational knowledge broadens the scope of what you're already learning as part of your major."
Have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in the area of social justice 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 social justice-related events and organizations, and to meet community advocates, including Christian social activists.
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This course identifies and critically examines the foundations of social work, its
mission, purpose, knowledge, and value base, and the levels of social work practice
and process, fields of practice, and social policy contexts. These topics will be
examined with an emphasis on integrating theoretical and practical knowledge,
as well as a Christian perspective.
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 will provide students with an introductory understanding of social research and its relevance to sociology and social work practice. Quantitative and qualitative research methods will be examined. Students will be introduced to applied research frameworks such as practice/program evaluation and participatory action research.
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.
A critical study of the nature and history of social welfare policies and systems, current federal and provincial policies, and the impact of these policies on existing social problems.
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.
Minors do not have program-specific admission requirements.
Applicants from Ontario will be considered for general undergraduate admission based on the following requirements: