Course descriptions and outlines

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Please note that the outlines provided below are sample outlines. Actual course outlines may vary in structure, required readings, texts and assignments.

SOCW 506 | Advanced (MSWA) Practicum (4.5)
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Practicum Information

SOCW 506A | MSWI Practicum (4.5)
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Practicum Information

SOCW 510 | Policy Context of Practice (1.5)
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SOCW 511 | Contemporary Debates and Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work (1.5)
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SOCW 512 | Knowledge and Inquiry: Re-theorizing Social Work(1.5)
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SOCW 515 | Transnational Social Work (1.5)
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SOCW 516 | Research Methodologies (1.5)
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Sample outline (MSWA) (PDF, 38 KB)
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SOCW 517 | Research Seminar (1.5)
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SOCW 521 | Indigenous Perspectives on Knowledge and Research (1.5)
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SOCW 522 | Critical Indigenous Analysis of Social Work Theory (1.5)
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Sample outline (PDF, 38 KB)

SOCW 523 | Self-Conscious Traditionalism in Indigenous Social Work Practice Seminar (1.5)
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SOCW 531 | Critical Exploration of Leadership Roles for Social Workers in Health Care (1.5)
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SOCW 533 | Working with Trauma (1.5)
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SOCW 537 Greening Social Work (1.5)
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SOCW 540 | Practicum (4.5)
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SOCW 541 Critical Social Work Practice (1.5)
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SOCW 543 | Theorizing Social Difference (1.5) 
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SOCW 544 | Social Work, the State and Citizenship (1.5)
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SOCW 546 | Collaborative Conversations (1.5)
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SOCW 547 | Historicizing Social Work: Friendly Visits to Social Justice (1.5)
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SOCW 549 | Research Foundations (1.5)
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SOCW 550 | Social Justice, Social Work and the Law (1.5)
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SOCW 551 | Indigenous Communities: Practice and Policy (1.5)
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SOCW 571 MSW Capstone (1.5)
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SOCW 580 | Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (1.5 or 3.0)
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SOCW 590 |Directed Studies (1.5 or 3.0)
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SOCW 599 | Thesis (6.0)
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Theses and dissertations: start to finish
Complete thesis guide, 2007 (PDF, 96 KB)