Courses and Programs

Social Work for Fall 2017

SCWK1710
Social Work Philosophy and Practice


CRN: 52136
Instructor(s): Wideman, Gail


Description
Social Work Philosophy and Practice provides an overview of the historical development, philosophical orientation, basic values, principles and knowledge base, and fields of practice of the profession. The course will examine critical social problems that impact societies with an emphasis on the quest for social justice at local, national and global levels. CR: the former SCWK 2700

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK1710
Social Work Philosophy and Practice


CRN: 65422
Instructor(s): Davis-Whelan, Joan Marie


Description
Social Work Philosophy and Practice provides an overview of the historical development, philosophical orientation, basic values, principles and knowledge base, and fields of practice of the profession. The course will examine critical social problems that impact societies with an emphasis on the quest for social justice at local, national and global levels. CR: the former SCWK 2700

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK3311
Social Work Knowledge and Skills for Integration of Theory and Practice


CRN: 54881
Instructor(s): Sullivan, Tracy Lynn


Description
Social Work Knowledge and Skills for Integration of Theory and Practice focuses on application of selected models and methods of practice. The course explores links between theory and practice through critical consideration of: the influence of agency and community, the value of theory and knowledge, the role of self awareness, social location and practice skills. Topics to be explored include: documentation, support/resource counselling, advocacy, self care, vicarious trauma, professional identity, community work, interdisciplinary practice, group work, ethics and consultation. CO: SCWK 3300 CR: the former SCWK 4310 and 4311 PR: successful completion of all designated Year 2 courses for the first degree program option; or admission to the second degree program option

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK3311
Social Work Knowledge and Skills for Integration of Theory and Practice


CRN: 55906
Instructor(s): Butler, Jodi Lynn


Description
Social Work Knowledge and Skills for Integration of Theory and Practice focuses on application of selected models and methods of practice. The course explores links between theory and practice through critical consideration of: the influence of agency and community, the value of theory and knowledge, the role of self awareness, social location and practice skills. Topics to be explored include: documentation, support/resource counselling, advocacy, self care, vicarious trauma, professional identity, community work, interdisciplinary practice, group work, ethics and consultation. CO: SCWK 3300 CR: the former SCWK 4310 and 4311 PR: successful completion of all designated Year 2 courses for the first degree program option; or admission to the second degree program option

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6012
Critical Thinking and Reflection


CRN: 56793
Instructor(s): Parsons, Janice Elizabeth


Description
This course will introduce students to conflicting and converging epistemologies that inform practice. It will enable students to critically evaluate the relevance of theories for practice and systemic inquiry, and to select those ideas which promise to be fruitful for further professional development and social change. It explores what makes theory meaningful for individual practitioners in work with particular diverse populations, and provides students with foundation for creative social work practice and leadership for social justice. (credit may not be obtained for both 6012 and the former 6011)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6012
Critical Thinking and Reflection


CRN: 56795
Instructor(s): Giwa, Sulaimon


Description
This course will introduce students to conflicting and converging epistemologies that inform practice. It will enable students to critically evaluate the relevance of theories for practice and systemic inquiry, and to select those ideas which promise to be fruitful for further professional development and social change. It explores what makes theory meaningful for individual practitioners in work with particular diverse populations, and provides students with foundation for creative social work practice and leadership for social justice. (credit may not be obtained for both 6012 and the former 6011)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6013
Leadership for Social Justice


CRN: 58263
Instructor(s): Adjei, Paul Banahene


Description
This course will explore leadership for social justice in direct practice and supervision, examining social responsibility as it relates to professional supervision and leadership. It will address frameworks for critical thinking about leadership and supervision in the pursuit of social justice. It will explore the relevance of reflexivity, strategies for promoting social justice and preventing injustice, within the supervisory relationship and within the broader organizational context. (prerequisite/co-requisite 6012) (credit may not be obtained for both 6013 and the former 6540)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6313
Perspectives with Individuals and Families


CRN: 63180
Instructor(s): Parsons, Ruth Mary


Description
This course focuses on a range of selected theories, concepts, and methods that may be applied in advanced social work practice with individuals and families. The main focus will be on mid- phase clinical practices to enable sustained personal and social change in individuals, families, and their social contexts. Students will enhance their clinical skills with individuals and families to improve personal and social functioning and to promote social justice and reduce oppression, and to learn to apply systemic case study methods in advanced clinical practice. Students also will pursue individualized teaching-learning goals with respect to both field practice and social work method. (prerequisite/co-requisite 6012) (credit may not be obtained for both 6313 and the former 6312 or 6322)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6315
Perspectives with Groups


CRN: 58261
Instructor(s): Kimberley, M Dennis


Description
This course focuses on a range of selected theories, concepts, and practices that may be applied in advanced social work practice with groups and teams. The main focus will be informed development of group programs and advanced practices in the interest of personal and social change and meeting community needs, including groups in clinical and interprofessional practice. Students will enhance their clinical skills with groups to enable personal and social change and to promote social justice and reduce oppression, as well as to learn to take leadership in interprofessional teamwork, and to apply group methods in applied research. Also students will be encouraged to pursue individualized teaching and learning goals with respect to content expertise that will enable them to assume group-team leadership responsibilities. (prerequisite 6012) (credit may not be obtained for both 6315 and the former 6332)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6413
Research Theory, Design, and Analysis


CRN: 56799
Instructor(s): Wideman, Gail


Description
This course provides an understanding of research, particularly as it applies to social work practice. It addresses the conceptual issues associated with both quantitative and qualitative research. The first half of the course covers issues related to research design, specifically the philosophy of science, modes of observation, ethics of social work research, the process of conceptualizing a research question, issues around measurements, methods of sampling, and consideration of alternative methods and procedures for data collection. The second half of the course focuses on the methods and procedures for data analysis including: a conceptual orientation to methods of statistical analysis and the interpretation of these analyses, and an orientation to the methods used in the analysis and reporting of quantitative data. (prerequisite/co-requisite 6012) (credit may not be obtained for both 6413 and the former 6412 or 6422)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

SCWK6417
Pathway Scholarship


CRN: 58259
Instructor(s): Klein, Ross A


Description
This is the final course completed by course route students in the MSW Program. Each student is required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of scholarly activities including research, reading, and writing. These scholarly activities build on PATHWAY - SCWK 6000 and require the student to continue to work with their mentor and, in some situations, depending on the topic, with another faculty or community-based advisor. The student produces a scholarly product reflective of the student’s learning while in the MSW Program and provides evidence of critical thinking, creativity, analytical capabilities, contextualization, reflective analysis, in-depth knowledge and comprehension of their subject, and integration into their future practice as leaders. This evidence will be demonstrated through a comprehensive paper, research proposal with preparation for human subjects review, comprehensive literature review, training manual, data collection and/or analysis, research report, scholarly production for professional development, and/or other types of scholarly work. At the end of the course, once all other components of the MSW program have been completed, students will make a formal presentation of their scholarly work to colleagues and peers. (following completion of all other program components) (credit may not be obtained for both 6417 and the former 6432 or 6442)

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

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