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Social Development Studies



Undergraduate Officer
L. Baker, Renison College, RM 1, 884-4400

Courses not offered in the current academic year are listed at the end of this section.

Note: Depending upon demand, courses may be subject to priority enrolment. First priority will be given to Social Development Studies Majors.

ISS

Social Development Studies - Interdisciplinary Social Science

ISS 131R W 3C 0.5
Social Ideas, Social Policy and Political Practice 1
An introduction to some of the major social and political ideas of Western civilization. Attention is given to the influence and applicability of these ideas to social policy and political practice in contemporary Canada.
Priority enrolment for Social Development Studies majors

ISS 150R F,W 3C 0.5
Lifespan Processes: The Normal Events
An examination of the significant psychosocial events during the lifespan with consideration of the impact of crises. Topics may include attachment, loss, stress, identity crisis, role change, mid-life transition.

ISS 220R F,S 3C 0.5
Changing Concepts of Childhood
Childhood has changed as a social and cultural concept. This course will trace these changes, examining sociological, psychological, cross-cultural, historical and political factors. Art and literature will also be used to reflect attitudes about childhood.

ISS 250R F 3C 0.5
Social Statistics
This introductory level statistics course will emphasize the collection, manipulation, descriptive presentation and statistical analysis of social research data using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods.
Prereq: Second-year standing and at least two term courses in the social sciences or consent of instructor
Priority enrolment for Social Development Studies majors

ISS 251R W 3C 0.5
Social Research
Introduction to the philosophy and methodology of applied social science research including treatment of the problems and strategies of research design and execution.
Prereq: Second-year standing and at least two term courses in the social sciences or consent of instructor
ISS 250R or its equivalent also recommended.
Priority enrolment for Social Development Studies majors

ISS 320R F 3C 0.5
Critical Encounter with Human Nature
An attempt to increase students' understanding of human nature and deepen their awareness of some fundamental issues in 20th-century life. The approach is interdisciplinary with emphasis on such themes as the meaning of self-knowledge, loneliness and anxiety, freedom and purpose in human life, and the nature of human happiness.
Prereq: Courses in at least one of the Social Sciences or Philosophy, or consent of instructor

ISS 350D W 3C 0.5
Adult Life Crises and Events
A study of normal events occurring during the adult years, why they happen and how we cope with them. Relying on research, popular literature, and life experiences, students examine social change, the future, adult development and adjustment.
Prereq: ISS 150R or consent of instructor

ISS 350E W 3C 0.5
Family Law and Social Work
Consideration of the court system; investigation of divorce mediation, court mandated custody, access and juvenile predispositional assessment, child welfare, psychiatric advocacy, corrections, and highlighting of professional, ethical, confidentiality, civil and criminal liability issues for social workers.
Prereq: Second-year standing

ISS 350H S 3C 0.5
Values and the Contemporary Family
An exploration of how religious, economic, political and other social institutions shape values in our society, and what impact society's changing values are having upon marriage and the family.
Prereq: At least two social science courses
Cross-listed as SOCWK 350H

ISS 398R/399R F,W,S R 0.5/0.5
Independent Study
Interdisciplinary focus, in greater depth than is available in other courses, on a selected area of concern to the student. Available to individuals or small groups of third or fourth year Social Development Studies students and arranged with one of the program's faculty members.
Prereq: Permission of Associate Dean

ISS 499A/B F,W,S T 0.5/0.5
Senior Honours Essay
The essay will normally be related to the student's chosen theme area, supervised by one faculty member, and critically examined by faculty from all areas of the program.
Prereq: Open to senior honours students only
A letter grade for ISS 499A will be submitted only after the completion of ISS 499B

Courses not offered 1995-96
ISS 231R Social Ideas, Social Policy and Political Practice 2
ISS 240R Art and Society
ISS 350F Values in the Social Sciences
ISS 350I Individualism and the Family Life Cycle

PSYCH

Social Development Studies - Psychology

PSYCH 120R F 3C 0.5
Introductory Psychology
Basic concepts and techniques of modern psychology as a behavioural science, with special emphasis on social aspects of behaviour. Topics may include the nervous system, perception, learning, memory, cognition, motivation, emotion, development, personality, social influences, psychopathology and psychotherapy.
Antireq: PSYCH 101

PSYCH 121R W 3C 0.5
Introductory Psychology (Special Topics)
A continuation of PSYCH 120R with in-depth study of some selected topics.
Prereq: PSYCH 120R

PSYCH 322R F 3C 0.5
Personality Theory
An examination of the major theories of personality including consideration of the psychoanalytic, dispositional, humanistic, and behaviouristic models.
Prereq: An introductory Psychology course
Cross-listed as PSYCH 355

PSYCH 323R W 3C 0.5
Abnormal Psychology
A survey of concepts, theory, and research dealing with the nature and etiology of behavioural abnormality. Topics include neurosis, schizophrenia, depression, psychophysiological and behavioural disorders.
Prereq: An introductory Psychology course
Cross-listed as PSYCH 257
(Formerly PSYCH 357)

PSYCH 334 F,W 3C 0.5
Theories of Individual Counselling Psychology
An introduction to the methods, theories and problems in individual counselling psychology.
Prereq: An introductory Psychology course

PSYCH 367R-369R 0.5
Special Topics in Psychology
One or more term courses will be offered from time to time as announced by the Social Development Studies Program. Subjects will be dependent upon special research and/or instructional interests of faculty.

PSYCH 398R/399R F,W,S R 0.5/0.5
Independent Study
An independent in-depth study of a selected area of concern to the student within the discipline of Psychology. Available to individuals or small groups of third or fourth year Social Development Studies Majors and arranged with one of the faculty members from the program.
Prereq: Permission of Associate Dean

Courses not offered 1995-96
PSYCH 220R Social Psychology
PSYCH 221R Interpersonal Interaction
PSYCH 369R Advanced Topics in Counselling Psychology

SOCWK

Social Development Studies - Social Work

SOCWK 001R W 3S 0.0
Social Work Practicum Seminar
A required non-credit seminar in which opportunity is provided for integration of theory and practice through the students' own practicum case presentations and discussion.
Social Work Diploma students only

SOCWK 120R F,W,S 3C 0.5
Introduction to Social Work
Presentation of the value, knowledge, and skill base, principles and purposes of the profession, and an examination of methods of practice. Traditional and innovative social work settings are discussed. Historic development of Social Work and its influence on contemporary practice is reviewed.

SOCWK 220R F,W,S 3C 0.5
Social Casework 1
A presentation of some of the theoretical constructs necessary for the understanding of the individual in the casework relationship, as well as an introduction to some appropriate casework interventions. Emphasis in the course will be theoretical.
Prereq: SOCWK 120R or consent of instructor

SOCWK 221R F,W,S 3C 0.5
Social Group Work
Presentation of some of the theoretical constructs necessary for an understanding of social group work as well as an introduction to methodology and interventions.
Prereq: SOCWK 120R or consent of instructor

SOCWK 222R F,S 3C 0.5
Community Organization 1
An examination of social work practice as it relates to functional and geographical communities. The course will explore the theoretical foundations of organization practice as well as a variety of models.
Prereq: SOCWK 120R or consent of instructor

SOCWK 240R F 3C 0.5
Palliative Care
An introduction to the concepts and practices in palliative care. Topics include historical and philosophical background, the hospice movement, current approaches in palliative care, the multi-discipline team, stress factors, suicide and cross-cultural beliefs of death, illness and loss as they affect the terminally ill and their families.
Prereq: SOCWK 120R or consent of instructor

SOCWK 320R W 3C 0.5
Social Casework 2
Considers some of the intellectual components of the social work skills necessary for working with individuals. Social work theories of the individual will be examined in order for the student to learn some clinical applications relevant to the casework relationship.
Prereq: SOCWK 220R or consent of instructor

SOCWK 321R F,W,S 3C 0.5
Social Work with Families
Presentation of some of the theoretical constructs necessary for an understanding of the family in the social work relationship as well as an introduction to methodology and interventions.
Prereq: SOCWK 120R or consent of instructor

SOCWK 322R F 3C 0.5
Community Organization 2
An investigation of methods and models of social work intervention used in the process of change as it affects functional and geographic communities. Canadian examples of organizational processes and collective action of citizen groups, neighbourhoods, welfare recipients, ethnic minorities, employees, political parties and public housing tenants.
Prereq: SOCWK 222R

SOCWK 326R F 3C 0.5
Philosophy and History of Social Welfare
Social welfare from early civilization to the present. The effects of religious, political, economic, and cultural factors on social welfare development and the continuing influence of inherent attitudes, philosophies and values on this complex institution. Focus on the Canadian social welfare system.
Prereq: SOCWK 120R or consent of instructor

SOCWK 350D F 3C 0.5
Social Casework 3
Casework treatment issues categorized according to the character styles of clients will be examined in depth. The client's mode of functioning and symptom presentation and appropriate treatment strategies will be assessed through readings, clinical example and process recordings.
Prereq: SOCWK 320R and consent of instructor
Social Work Diploma students only

SOCWK 350E F 3C 0.5
Social Casework Techniques
Theoretical and practical consideration of conceptual and interpersonal techniques relevant to the practice of clinical social work. Topics may include formation and use of case histories, interviewing, treatment plans, therapist-client contracts, process-recording, client disengagement.
Social Work Diploma students only

SOCWK 350F F 3C 0.5
School Social Work
The history, theory and practice of school social work in North America, particularly in Ontario. Applying theories to cases, students learn how the school social worker helps children confront problems like family breakdown and school phobia.
Prereq: SOCWK 120R

SOCWK 350H S 3C 0.5
Values and the Contemporary Family
An exploration of how religious, economic, political and other social institutions shape values in our society, and what impact society's changing values are having upon marriage and the family.
Prereq: At least two social science courses
Cross-listed as ISS 350H

SOCWK 355R F,J 3C 0.5
Child Maltreatment: Identification and Prevention
The objectives of this course are to provide an understanding of the dimensions and causes of child maltreatment, to develop skills identifying cases of this social problem and to explore current methods of management and treatment of persons involved in child maltreatment situations.
Prereq: SOCWK 120R or consent of instructor

SOCWK 356R F 3C 0.5
Mental Retardation and the Family
A critical application of social work theory to real situations involving the social, emotional and physical functioning of the family that has a mentally retarded member. Will also include consideration of the impact of current social policies.
Prereq: SOCWK 120R or consent of instructor

SOCWK 357R W,J 3C 0.5
Family Violence
An application of the principles and models of medical, psychogenic, and sociogenic adjustment to an understanding of family violence. The treatment of victims of family violence, the prevention of such violence, and social policies affecting family welfare are considered.
Prereq: SOCWK 120R or consent of instructor
Antireq: SOCWK 350B

SOCWK 365R 3C 0.5
Social Work inHealth Care
Analysis of social work in the medical setting, concentrating on identification and treatment of emotional, family, and community aspects of illness. Emphasis is on the concrete application of professional social work to health care while comparing medical and social work values and concepts of illness.
Prereq: SOCWK 120R or consent of instructor

SOCWK 367R W 3C 0.5
Social Work with the Elderly
An examination of social work theory and practice concerning the needs of the elderly. Social work strategies of intervention with the healthy and frail aged will be considered from the individual, group, family, community, and bureaucratic perspectives.
Prereq: SOCWK 120R or consent of instructor

SOCWK 390A/B J/J 3C/3C 0.5/0.5
Family Violence: An Advanced Seminar
Social Work concepts and practices introduced in preceding family violence courses will be considered in depth. Over the course of two terms a seminar format will be used to explore etiological and intervention issues pertaining to the various forms of family violence.
Prereq: SOCWK 355R and 357R or consent of instructor
A letter grade for SOCWK 390A will be submitted only after the completion of SOCWK 390B

SOCWK 398R/399R F,W,S R 0.5/0.5
Independent Study
An independent in-depth study of a selected area of concern to the student within the discipline of Social Work. Available to individuals or small groups of third or fourth year Social Development Studies students and arranged with one of the faculty members from the program.
Prereq: Permission of Associate Dean

Courses not offered 1995-96
SOCWK 241R Psycho-Social Factors in Palliative Care
SOCWK 121R Contemporary Social Problems
SOCWK 230R A Christian Perspective on Social Work Practice

SOC

Social Development Studies - Sociology

SOC 120R W 3C 0.5
Fundamentals of Sociology
An examination of the fundamental concepts of Sociology and their application in seeking to understand the changing patterns and life- styles taking place specifically in Canada, and in general, within North American society.
Antireq: SOC 101

SOC 223 W 3C 0.5
Deviance: Perspectives and Processes
The deviance-making process is examined in a variety of social contexts. Examines the emergence of rules and control agencies, the processes by which persons become involved in deviant activities, and the contingencies affecting their careers as deviants.
Prereq: An introductory Sociology course or consent of instructor

SOC 328R F 3C 0.5
Canadian Ethnic and Cultural Minorities
An examination of the adjustment of Native people, French Canadians, Orientals and other minorities within the Canadian mosaic. The course will analyze modernization, constitutional debates and historical events in terms of their impact on minority adjustments.
Prereq: an introductory SOC course and second year standing or consent of instructor

SOC 367R F 3C 0.5
The Sociology of Disability
Examination of the social adaptations of the disabled. Particular attention is given to the theoretical tradition which considers disability as a form of involuntary deviance which stigmatizes the individual.
Prereq: An introductory Sociology course

SOC 368R W 3C 0.5
The Sociology of Spoiled Identity
Spoiled identity resulting from deviant status inhibits if not prevents acceptance and social mobility. Consequences of spoiled identity, lowered status positions and deviant criminal and RsocialS adaptations are examined from a symbolic interactionist perspective.
Prereq: An introductory Sociology course

SOC 369R F 3C 0.5
Custodial and Rehabilitative Institutions
"Total institutions" are concerned with resocialization of "inmates". This course considers the structure of maximum security prisons, mental hospitals, isolated work environments and concentration camps, emphasizing their philosophies, their organization, their goals, and their effectiveness in modifying and controlling behaviour.
Prereq: An introductory Sociology course

SOC 398R/399R F,W,S R 0.5/0.5
Independent Study
An independent in-depth study of a selected area of concern to the student within the discipline of Sociology. Available to individuals or small groups of third or fourth year Social Development Studies Majors and arranged with one of the faculty members from the program.
Prereq: Permission of Associate Dean

Courses not offered 1995-96
SOC 220R The Individual, Society and Religion
SOC 221R Master Trends in Modern Society
SOC 327R Minority Status in Canadian Society

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