Zachary Seguin

SOCWK Courses

SOCWK 120R – Introduction to Social Work

Presentation of the values, knowledge, and skill base, principles and purposes of the profession, and an examination of methods of practice. Traditional and innovative social work settings are discussed. Historic development of social work and its influence on contemporary practice are reviewed.

SOCWK 220R – Social Work with Individuals - Theory and Practice 1

A presentation of some of the theoretical constructs necessary for the understanding of the individual in the casework relationship, as well as an introduction to some appropriate casework interventions. Emphasis in the course will be theoretical.

SOCWK 221R – Social Group Work

Presentation of some of the theoretical constructs necessary for an understanding of social group work as well as an introduction to methodology and interventions.

SOCWK 222R – Community Organization 1

An examination of social work practice as it relates to functional and geographical communities. The course will explore the theoretical foundations of organization practice as well as a variety of models.

SOCWK 240R – Palliative Care

An introduction to the concepts and practices in palliative care. Topics include historical and philosophical background, the hospice movement, current approaches in palliative care, the multi-discipline team, stress factors, suicide and cross-cultural beliefs of death, illness and loss as they affect the terminally ill and their families.

SOCWK 300R – Canadian Social Welfare Policy

This course will introduce students to the concept of social welfare as it has evolved in the post-industrial era. It will examine various social, economic and political factors that have shaped Canadian social welfare policy and it will consider present-day factors that are transforming that policy.

SOCWK 301R – Understanding Diversity in Canada

This course explores culture, its components, characteristics and processes, theories, issues, and the history of diversity in Canadian social systems. It also examines the implications of diversity for social work practice and fosters culturally competent practice with micro and macro social systems.

SOCWK 320R – Social Work with Individuals - Theory and Practice 2

Considers some of the intellectual components of the social work skills necessary for working with individuals. Social work theories of the individual will be examined in order for the student to learn some clinical applications relevant to the casework relationship.

SOCWK 321R – Social Work with Families

Presentation of some of the theoretical constructs necessary for an understanding of the family in the social work relationship as well as an introduction to methodology and interventions.

SOCWK 322R – International Perspectives in Community Organization

An exploration of community organization activities in the context of international processes of colonization and globalization.

SOCWK 326R – Philosophy and History of Social Welfare

Social welfare from the 18th century to the present. The effects of religious, political, economic, and cultural factors on social welfare development and the continuing influence of inherent attitudes, philosophies, and values on this complex institution. Focus on the Canadian social welfare system.

SOCWK 355R – Child Maltreatment: Identification and Prevention

The objectives of this course are to provide an understanding of the dimensions and causes of child maltreatment, to develop skills identifying cases of this social problem, and to explore current methods of management and treatment of persons involved in child maltreatment situations.

SOCWK 356R – Developmental Disabilities and the Family

This course explores the nature and extent of developmental disability in Canada. It reviews traditional approaches to support services and social work practice with people with disabilities and their families, and it examines how these have changed in response to social change movements and milestones. Students consider social work interventions with individuals and families from a strengths-based perspective emphasizing advocacy, empowerment, and social support.

SOCWK 357R – Family Violence

An application of the principles and models of medical, psychogenic, and sociogenic adjustment to an understanding of family violence. The treatment of victims of family violence, the prevention of such violence, and social policies affecting family welfare are considered.

SOCWK 365R – Social Work in Health Care

Analysis of social work in the medical setting, concentrating on identification and treatment of emotional, family, and community aspects of illness. Emphasis is on the concrete application of professional social work to health care while comparing medical and social work values and concepts of illness.

SOCWK 367R – Social Work with the Elderly

An examination of social work theory and practice concerning the needs of the elderly. Social work strategies of intervention with the healthy and frail aged will be considered from the individual, group, family, community, and bureaucratic perspectives.

SOCWK 375R – Studies in Social Work

This course will deal with selected topics in social work. Subjects will be dependent upon the research and/or instructional interests of faculty.

SOCWK 390A – Family Violence: An Advanced Seminar

Social work concepts and practices introduced in preceding family violence courses will be considered in depth. Over the course of two terms, a seminar format will be used to explore etiological and intervention issues pertaining to the various forms of family violence.

SOCWK 390B – Family Violence: An Advanced Seminar

A continuation of SOCWK 390A. Social work concepts and practices introduced in preceding family violence courses will be considered in depth. A seminar format will be used to explore etiological and intervention issues pertaining to the various forms of family violence.

SOCWK 398R – Independent Study

An independent in-depth study of a selected area of concern to the student within the discipline of social work. Available to individuals or small groups of third- or fourth-year Social Development Studies students and arranged with one of the faculty members from the program.

SOCWK 399R – Independent Study

An independent in-depth study of a selected area of concern to the student within the discipline of social work. Available to individuals or small groups of third- or fourth-year Social Development Studies students and arranged with one of the faculty members from the program.

SOCWK 421R – Advanced Family Practices

This course examines the integrated use of advanced knowledge, assessment and interventions addressing selected social problems in families, individuals, and communities.

SOCWK 450R – Senior Seminar in Special Topics

Senior seminars may include weekly readings, individual and/or group projects, class presentations and discussions, research proposals, essay/literature reviews, assignments, midterms, and final exams. Consult departmental listings for topics and prerequisites for the current year.

SOCWK 490R – Special Studies

An independent, in-depth study, based on empirical research and/or extensive reading in social work under the direction of individual instructors in social work. Available to individuals or small groups of fourth-year Social Development Studies majors and arranged with one of the faculty members from the plan. The project must be approved by the academic supervisor of the course prior to registration.