Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2010/2011)
25.5 Course Format

To increase accessibility for students in remote and rural areas, we offer courses in the following formats:

  1. SCWK 6011, 6412, 6422, and social work electives (and beginning Fall 2011: SCWK 6012, 6013, 6014, and 6413) will be offered by distance delivery; that is, not in a regular classroom format.

  2. SCWK 6312, 6322 and 6332 (and beginning Fall 2011: 6313, 6314, and 6315) will be offered by residential institute consisting of 36 hours of classroom instruction. These courses also include home-study and teleconference and/or Internet components scheduled prior to and/or following the institute. Students must be available on a full-time basis to attend classes and complete assignments and group projects during the institute portion of these courses. It is recommended that students take leave from their employment for the duration of a residential institute, which may be scheduled in a combination of weekday, evening and weekend hours within a two week time period. The final decision regarding the residential institute schedule rests with the School of Social Work.

  3. SCWK 6912, 6432, and 6917 (beginning Fall 2011) can be completed in St. John's, or in a student's home community, where appropriate supervision is available.

  4. SCWK 6442, Colloquium, may be conducted in St. John's or in a student's home community, provided suitable audio-visual recording facilities are available.

  5. SCWK 6000 and 6417 (both beginning Fall 2011) can be completed in St. John’s or in a student’s home community.

  6. In exceptional circumstances, and contingent upon student numbers and school resources, additional course sections may be offered in a regular classroom format.