Courses offered between September 2018 and August 2019

This course is designed to provide students with a variety of theoretical perspectives to understanding families. It considers the diversity of families including exploration of cultural differences, same-sex parents, single parents and blended families. The role of marriage is examined, as well as childbearing and socialization. Issues such as middle age, empty nest, aging in the family, and special concerns such as chronic illness, disability, alcoholism, violence, and poverty are introduced.This is a student resource site that compliments the face to face classroom instruction.

Provides the student with an opportunity to examine personal goals, values and attitudes; develop and practice listening and responding skills, and become more aware of personal strengths and limitations. Designed to help gain self-understanding in order to be more effective in working with people. This course if offered on campus.

This course is designed to assist the student to develop self-awareness as a helper and to develop both an understanding and a beginning level of skill in interviewing and counselling.. Students are required to participate in exercises, role plays, simulations and video taping in interviews and counselling in order to accomplish the course objectives.

This course is designed to introduce students to the practice of social work considering the ideological and historical influences which have shaped social work in Canada. The value, knowledge and skill foundations to this challenging profession are investigated. Further, it explores the roles of social workers and their methods of intervention based on several practice frameworks, including systems, strengths perspectives, structural, feminist and Aboriginal approaches. Throughout the course, the present trends and directions of the profession and field are discussed.