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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CVSW 900</span>

CVSW 900 Foundations of Social Work


Certificate and Degree Credit
Gateway for International Professionals Program Area


Prerequisite(s): Department consent
Duration: 78 Hours
Fee: $1468.65* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)


This course is a critical examination of social work from Canadian and international perspectives, including its contexts, debates, values, ethics and principles of practice, functions, and activities. Attention is given to the major theoretical frameworks to social problems and responses. Drawing on anti-oppression perspectives, students will develop beginning analytical skills in understanding social work and the promotion of social justice with specific attention to Indigenous and Francophone populations. This section of the course specifically addresses the Canadian context to social work and social welfare for students with international qualifications and practice experiences. (Equivalent to SWP 132 and SWP 331.)

Note: This course is restricted to registered Certificate in Canadian Social Work Practice students in the IESW Bridging Program.

Fall 2017
Enrolment for this term is closed.
Classroom Delivery Option
Thursday9:30 AM - 4:30 PM 14 Sep 2017-14 Dec 2017
Winter 2018
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There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Winter 2018
Spring/Summer 2018
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There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Spring/Summer 2018.

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