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Social Work with Communities and Organizations


Course Description

Macro level practice constitutes one of the broad structural pillars of the social work profession. This course will examine the theory and definitions of community, community organization, community development, and organizational structure. Issues pertaining to power and its importance in communities and organizations will be explored. Models of intervention and strategies for change will be applied to diverse situations. The multiple roles of the social worker in community and organizational practice will be studied. Students will apply principles of community work to their own experiences.

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SOWK1010 SOWK1020 SOWK1030 SOWK1040 SOWK1035 SOWK1045