Human Services (HSRV) 201
Social Work and Human Services (Revision 2)
This general interest course introduces students to the profession of social work, the related field of human services, and the social policy context within which they are practiced. The course explores social welfare through social work and human services lenses, including their shared values, historical foundations, and critical perspectives. Once some approaches and theories, practices, processes, and levels have been introduced, students develop a personal philosophy statement of social welfare that self-assesses their fit in these fields. In Part 2 and 3, students learn to apply their foundational learning to specific populations. At the end of Part 4, students integrate material from the entire course into their final assignment.
Part 1 Social Welfare
- Section 0 Getting Started
- Section 1 Social Welfare and Social Work in Canada
- Section 2 The Pillar of Income Security
- Section 3 The History of Social Work
- Section 4 International Social Work
Part 2 Professional Practice
- Section 1 Theory and Approaches to Social Work Practice
- Section 2 Professional Practice
Part 3 Practice, Process and Levels
- Section 1 Working with Individuals and Families
- Section 2 Working with Groups and Communities
Part 4 Integration of Learning
- Demonstrates some specialization of disciplinary knowledge of social work and human services, including reading and research at or beyond the basic level
- Understands and applies, theories, principles and concepts to hypothetical situations
- Uses and can distinguish among policies relative to individuals, families, groups, and communities
- Demonstrates awareness of tools, mechanisms, and critical thinking, processes to frame problems related to the field
- Uses knowledge of the field to express self competently in order to facilitate understanding
- Applies knowledge of professional environment and values in a conscious and ethical manner
|Assignment 1 Participation||20%|
|Assignment 2 Personal Statement||30%|
|Assignment 3 Glossary Research||20%|
|Assignment 4 Scenario Reflection||30%|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Textbooks Digital pdfs provided by the publisher within the course
Other Materials: Exclusively Online materials, including a glossary of terms to learn
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, and intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
|10-page Personal Statement of Social Welfare Philosophy and Fit||50%|
|20-page Research Essay||50%|
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 2, August 15, 2016.
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Updated December 19 2018 by Student & Academic Services