SW 347 - Social Work Practice II

This course aims to develop an understanding of the characteristics of organizations, institutions and communities. Students will gain knowledge about macro practice theories and will begin to develop and enhance the social work skills used in various practice settings. Students will think critically about the structural responses to social distress.

This course follows a generalist perspective that emphasizes how micro, mezzo and macro skills are interlinked. Students will learn how all three levels of practice skills are utilized in everyday practice situations. Students will think about clients and their problems in ways that take into account the client's larger environment by considering alternatives beyond individual and small group interventions. Students will learn how to assess and respond to macro targets of change using macro social work skills. This course will specifically examine Yukon and Canadian macro level social issues.

PREREQUISITES: Completion of 30 Social Work credit hours.

Credits: 3.0
no scheduled sessions