Bachelor of Social Work

Students pursuing a bachelor of social work will normally take the following courses in their first year:

FALL SEMESTERWINTER SEMESTER
Learning Objective OneLearning Objective One
Learning Objective TwoLearning Objective Five
Learning Objective FourLearning Objective Six
Learning Objective Two - SixLearning Objective Two - Six
Social Work 1710Learning Objective Two - Six

Learning objectives

Below is a list of complementary studies courses that are available in first year. The full list can be found in the Calendar.

With an exception for the courses in learning objectives one and three, applicants are encouraged to select courses with numbers that correspond to their current year of study.

The Six Learning Objectives for
Complementary Studies Courses
Approved Disciplines and Course Numbers
Learning Objective One
Students will develop university knowledge and skills in critical reading, writing, and analysis.


Critical Reading and Writing Courses (CRW) chosen from the following disciplines:
  • Archaeology
  • English
  • Folklore
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
Learning Objective Two
Students will develop foundational knowledge and appreciation for the various expressions and experiences of human and cultural diversity.Anthropology 1031, 2413, 3058, 3060, 3061, 3063, 3100, 3210, 3305
English 2122, 2705*, 3810*
Gender Studies 1000, 2000*, 2006, 2007, 2010, 3005, 3008, 3015, 3025, 3026, 3100, 3500 
Humanities 2002*, 3001*
Linguistics 1100, 1155, 2025, 2026, 2060, 2210, 2212, 3210
Psychology 1000, 1001, 2020, 2025*, 2030, 2125*, 2540, 3640
Religious Studies 1000, 2610
Sociology 2100, 2200, 2220, 2230, 3311, 3314, 3731, 4071, 4072, 4092, 4201, 4213, 4230
Learning Objective Three
Students will develop foundational knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples of Canada.Anthropology 2414
Archaeology 1005 or History 1005
Archaeology 2482
English 2160
Gender Studies 3015
History 2800, 3520, 3525
Humanities 3100*
Law and Society 3012, 3014
Linguistics 2022, 2060
Political Science 3830
Religious Studies 3880
Sociology 4205
Learning Objective Four
Students will develop foundational knowledge and awareness of the historical and contemporary realties of social inequities, imperialism, and racism.Anthropology 3058, 3061, 3063, 3100, 3305
Archaeology 1005 or History 1005
Gender Studies 1000, 2000*, 2006, 2007, 2010, 3005, 3008, 3025, 3026, 3100, 3311, 3500
Geography 1050, 2001
History 2140, 2800, 3520, 3525, 3760, 3770, 3813, 3821, 4253, 4421
Sociology 2100, 3180, 3311, 3314, 3420, 4092, 4099, 4208, 4210, 4230
Learning Objective Five
Students will develop foundational knowledge in governance, policy-making, and the justice system.Gender Studies 3500
Humanities 1002*, 2000*, 2002*
Law and Society 1000, 2000, 3012, 3014, 3015, 3016, 3300
Police Studies 1000, 2200, 2300, 3000, 3100, 3306, 3395
Political Science 1000, 1010, 1020, 2600, 2800, 3140, 3610, 3620, 3650, 3800, 3820, 3830, 3870, 3880, 3890
Sociology 3306, 3395, 4208
Learning Objective Six
Students will develop a critically reflective understanding of contemporary society (locally, nationally, and globally) and their place in it.Anthropology 1031, 2413, 3058, 3318
Archaeology 2482
English 3810
History 2665, 3120, 3760, 3770, 3813, 3821, 4253
Humanities 1002*, 2002*, 4001*
Philosophy 1005*, 2020, 2100, 2110, 2120, 2320, 2370
Religious Studies 1000, 2610
Social/Cultural Studies 2000*
Sociology 1000, 2100, 2110, 2120, 2200, 2210, 2220, 2230, 2240, 2250, 2270, 3130, 3140, 3210, 3290, 3307, 3311, 3318, 3400, 3420

*These courses offered only at Grenfell Campus

Contact information

For assistance with course selection, contact the Academic Advising Centre.

For additional program information, visit the School of Social Work or email Samantha Kenny.

Contact

Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000