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Alzheimer's Society of Chatham/Kent
Chatham/Kent Youth Employment Counselling Centre
Family Services Kent
Heritage Children's Centre
Kent County Children's Aid Society
Ministry of Community & Social ServicesVocational Rehabilitation Services
St. Joseph's Hospital, Chatham
A.I.D.S. Care Connection
Alternatives for Girls
Barat Human Services
Detroit/Windsor Refugee Coalition
Downtown Senior Citizens Center
Head Start Family Services Center
New Center Community Mental Health
Renaissance West Community Mental Health
Southwest Detroit Community Mental Health
Team for Justice
Essex County Association for Community Living
Essex County Board of Education
Essex County Social & Family Services
Essex County Children's Aid Society
Adolescent Crisis Centre
Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities
Big Sisters Association of Greater Windsor
Canadian Mental Health Association
Child Abuse Council
Children's Achievement Centre
Children's Rehabilitation Centre
Essex Country Children's Aid Society
Glengarda Child & Family Services
Goodwill Industries of Windsor, Inc.
House of Sophrosyne
Huron Lodge Home for the Aged
The Inn of Windsor
Legal Assistance of Windsor
Leone Residence for Women
Ministry of Community & Social ServicesVocational Rehabilitation Services
Ministry of Community and Social ServicesProbation & Parole
Ministry of Solicitor General & Correctional Services
Regional Children's Centre
Richmond Terrace Nursing Home (Amherstburg)
Roman Catholic Children's Aid Society
Sandwich Community Health Centre
Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
St. Anne's High School (Tecumseh)
St. Clair Youth Employment Counselling Centre
United Way of Windsor/Essex Country
Veterans' Affairs Canada
Windsor Community Living Support Services
Windsor Group Therapy Project
Windsor Housing Authority
Windsor Jewish Community Centre
Windsor Regional Hospital
Windsor Separate School Board
Windsor Social Services
Levels I and 2: Admission is governed by the general requirements of the University, see 2.4.
Level 3: Students must apply for admission to Level 3 through the Office of the Registrar by March 1st of the calendar year in which they wish to be considered. Admission will be based on an assessment of academic qualification and professional suitability. Limited spaces are available in the program. Of the forty courses which are required for the B.S.W. degree, twenty must have been completed before students may enter Level 3.
Part-time Study: Level 1 and 2 courses may be taken on a part-time basis at the discretion of the student. At Level 3 and 4, however, full-time study is the expectation. Field Practice courses and integration seminars must be taken concurrently with practice courses in Level 3 and 4. Students requiring permission to pursue part-time studies at Level 3 and 4 must make this request in writing to the Director of the School.
Transfer from other programs: Applicants who wish to transfer from other programs will be assessed individually, but will be required to complete the twenty required Level 1 and Level 2 courses and apply for admission to Level 3 prior to March 1, and must be admitted before being permitted to enrol in Level 3 or Level 4 courses.
The University of Windsor offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to an honours B.S.W. degree.
The undergraduate program is organized as a professional sequence which combines studies in the social sciences, the humanities, and other course options along with professional courses. The program objective is to prepare graduates for general practice Social Work and for graduate Social Work study.
Preparation for Admission: While enrolled in Level 1 and Level 2 courses, students are strongly encouraged to become involved in a volunteer experience in a human services agency or organization in the community.
Field Practice: Level 3 and Level 4 students are assigned to community agencies or settings for two days per week in both the Fall and Winter terms respectively. The School has the responsibility to assign Field Practice placements. Field Practice is a program requirement and may require travel and evening and weekend hours. All students are expected to have access to an automobile for Field Practice, which involves 450 hours of practicum over two terms at both Level 3 and Level 4 for a total of 900 hours for both years. Students are also expected to be in Field Practice during study week (see 1.1, "Calendar of the Academic Year").
Requirements for Admission to Level 3: Of the fifteen options in Levels 1 and 2, at least eight must be taken in the Faculty of Social Science and at least four must be taken from outside the Faculty of Social Science.
Level 1: 47-117, 47-118. (Recommended: 46-115, 46-116, 48-101, 48-102, and four options);
Level 2: 47-204, 47-205, 02-250. (Recommended: 46-223, 46-224, 46-225, 48-204, and three options).
Satisfactory application and notice of acceptance are necessary to enrol in Level 3 Social Work courses. Students must have completed satisfactorily all requirements of Levels 1 and 2.
Level 3: 47-336, 47-337, 47-344, 47-350, and 47-351; plus five Social Work electives at the 300 or 400 level. Level 3 requirements include a full-year field practice placement as assigned by the School.
Level 4: 47-410, 47-436, 47-437, 47-447, 47-450, and 47-451; plus four Social Work electives at the 300 or 400 level. Level 4 requirements include a full-year field practice placement as assigned by the School.
Continuation in the program in every term of Levels 3 and 4 requires:
(a) a major average of 8.0 or better and
(b) a cumulative average of 5.0 or better.
Except as noted otherwise, the regulations of the Faculty of Social Science apply to the Bachelor of Social Work program (see 4.3.2).
Social Work 47-117, 47-118, 47-204, 47-205, and 47-410 are open to all students in the University. Admission to the School is required for registration in all required 300- and 400-level courses.
Elective (non-required) Social Work courses at the 300 and 400 level are open to third- and fourth-year students in other programs, but Social Work majors will be given priority when registering for these courses.
All courses are three hours a week unless otherwise indicated.
All courses listed will not necessarily be offered each year.
Examines the institution of social welfare in the context of the professional values and ethics of social work. Includes such topics as the relationship between the growth of urbanization and industrialization and the demand for social welfare; competing social values and social welfare issues; and the role of the professional social worker in the social welfare field. (2 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour a week.)
Examines the ways in which social workers in various fields of social service attempt to meet the social welfare needs of Canadians. Attention will be given to the development of students' acquaintance with, and understanding of, social work practice within the model of General Practice; and students' appreciation of social work and related professions. (2 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour a week.)
Examines various perspectives of a social worker's interactions with citizens in a welfare state and explores the roles of social workers and the communication skills they require to deal effectively with client systems and organizations. Value conflicts, resulting from the impact of dominant cultures on policies and services will also be put into focus. (Prerequisites: 47-117 and 47-118.)
Examines organizational theory, interorganizational behaviours, formal and informal communications in organizations, labour relations, and conflict resolution within the context of a professional social work approach to administration. (Prerequisites: 47-117 and 47-118.)
Examines the knowledge base, principles and techniques of social work general practice and the use of social work values in the context of offering help focusing on individuals (micro-level). Included in this are the use of interpersonal relationships as a medium for helping and the use of theories of human interaction within various systems and subsystems as a base for problem assessment. Emphasis will be on practice with individuals in their social context. (Must be taken concurrently with 47-350.)
Focuses upon knowledge and value base of social work general practice from a small group perspective. The application of social group work practice theories and skills in psychosocial assessment, intervention and practice will be examined. Emphasis will be on the use of client group systems as a means and context for helping. (Prerequisite: 47-336.) (Must be taken concurrently with 47-351.)
Prepares students to assess social work research within their own practice. Provides an introduction to understanding and critiquing social work research, including problem identification, analysis, data measurement, and presentation of findings based on systematic study using research methodology. (Prerequisite: 02-250.)
Continues with the holistic approach to the study of individual efforts to adapt to the social environment. Emphasis is upon deviant adaptation to this environment and the cultural and personality factors which produce this together with the perceptions and responses of this environment to deviance in behaviour and personality structure. An emphasis is placed on the implications for assessment and intervention in social work practice. (Level 3 elective.)
Examines all aspects of violence in the family. The primary focus is General Practice social work family intervention in cases of abusive violence and societal provision for sheltered separation and family reconstitution or dissolution. (Level 3 elective.)
Professionally supervised General Practice social work in an approved service delivery setting (see 4.10.2). Emphasis is on the development of competency in social work intervention at a micro systems (individuals, families, small groups) level by applying the concepts, theories, and principles of practice in the provision of effective service. (Offered on a Pass/Non-Pass basis only; credit will be awarded only after successful completion of 47-351.) (Must be taken concurrently with 47-336.) (16 lecture hours a week.)
A continuation of Field Practice I; professionally supervised practice in an approved social service setting (see section 4.10.2). Emphasis is on the continued development of competency in social work practice. (Offered on a Pass/Non-Pass basis only.) (Prerequisite 47-350; must be taken concurrently with 47-337.) (16 lecture hours a week.)
The role of the social worker in such areas as institutionalization, community care and social support, separation and loss, family structures and the elderly, and retirement, with emphasis on social policy as a determinant of services and practice. (Level 3 elective.)
Examines issues in the present structure and functioning of services for children. The rights of children and their need for services will be examined in relation to existing services, such as protection, adoption, foster care, health services, and compulsory education, with special attention being given to the trend toward extra-family parenting responsibilities. (Level 3 elective.)
Explores the evolution of law in our society, along with a critical perspective on the institutions which law has spawned. The legislative, administrative, and judicial functions of law will be studied in terms of their social implications. Significant, current legislation will be reviewed to understand their context, purpose, development, and impact. Finding, tracking, referencing, and analyzing legislation is an integral part of this course. (Open to all students in the University, but Social Work students will be given priority.)
Selected topics according to faculty and student interests may be offered. Topics may include social issues, social work practice issues, and issues in social welfare, or in fields of practice. All such courses must have the approval of the Undergraduate Committee and the permission of the Director. Only one such course may be take by a student as part of the degree requirement.
Analyzes the knowledge and value base of General Practice social work from a family systems perspective. Emphasis is on critical examination of selected family theories, concepts, and practice principles that are applicable to all modalities of social work intervention and to all areas of service, personal and social problems, and client systems. Emphasis will be on family practice. (Prerequisites: 47-336, 47-337, 47-350, and 47-351.) (Must be taken concurrently with 47-450.)
Continued analysis and synthesis of the knowledge and value base of General Practice social work from a community perspective and with a macro-systems emphasis. (Prerequisite: 47-436.) (Must be taken concurrently 47-451.)
Continues study begun in 47-344. Includes developing a research proposal in qualitative or quantitative methods; understanding issues of measurement, data reduction and analysis, and computer applications. Emphasis is on conducting social work research to enhance practice knowledge at either a micro (direct) or macro (indirect) level. (Prerequisite: 47-344.)
Supervised field practice in a selected service delivery setting. Emphasis is on the development of competency in social work intervention at a micro- and macro-system level through application of the concepts, theories, and principles of general practice social work. Placements are as assigned by the School. (Offered on Pass/Non Pass basis only; credit will be awarded only after successful completion of 47-451.) (Corequisite: 47-436.) (16 lecture hours a week.)
A continuation of 47-450 in which the development of competency in social work intervention through the application of concepts, theories, and principles of general practice social work is completed to a level suitable for beginning practice. (Offered on Pass/Non-Pass basis only.) (Prerequisites: 47-436 and 47-450; corequisite: 47-437.) (16 lecture hours a week.)
An analysis of the theory and issues affecting the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health services today. The course will include issues relating to health and substance abuse. An analysis of selected theories of etiology, prevention, and treatment approaches will be highlighted. (Level 4 elective.)
Examines social processes and policies which construct the reality of women. Deals with issues such as: poverty, equality, unemployment and welfare, day-care, reproductive rights, mental health, physical health, and domestic violence. (Level 4 elective.)
The place of corrections within the Criminal Justice field and the role of social work in various areas will be critically examined, along with some of the issues which currently confront these fields of practice. Emphasis throughout will be on the community context of practice and reference to such concepts as prevention, recidivism, and treatment will be discussed in terms of the implications for practice. (Level 4 elective.)