Social Work (SWRK) - Anti-Oppression Theorizing

SWRK 3506  Anti-Oppression Theorizing


SWRK 1007, SWLF 1006, SWRK 2006 and SWRK 2106 or equivalents


Restricted to students in the 3rd year of the BSW program.


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Students explore the knowledge and theories relevant to generalist social work practice, with a particular focus on anti-oppression theorizing. Critical theoretical approaches to social work practice may include feminist, structural, and Indigenous theories of helping. Various sources of oppression are addressed, including those grounded in race, class, age, gender disability, and sexuality. Students’ ability to conceptualize how theory informs practice will be strengthened by using case examples from a variety of settings. A focus on rural and northern contexts is integrated throughout the course.

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