Tuesday, December 13, 2011

CSSW offers hybrid course to all Douglas College students

CSSW instructors Lawrence Becker and Nancy Newman invite you to take course on social welfare now offered as hybrid.
By Tamara Letkeman, doug Editor

If you’re looking for ways to spice up your course load with something new and cool, you’re in luck. The Community Social Service Work (CSSW) Program is offering Introduction to Social Welfare to  non-CSSW students in January.

Introduction to Social Welfare teaches the history of social welfare in Canada. The course covers situations with homelessness and addiction, current practices and a survey of the history of social work.

“This course offers a fun, engaging look at the history of the field of social work in Canada,” says Instructor Nancy Newman. “It's a unique and fascinating history - it's really the history of the country, as Canada was built on social programs.”

What's more, for the first time ever, the course is being offered as a hybrid – which means you meet with your instructor and classmates on campus for one week, and then online the next week.

“A blend of classroom and online learning will allow students to research at greater depth the connection between social policy and how services are delivered directly to clients in the social services,” explains Instructor Lawrence Becker.

Introduction to Social Welfare meets requirements for prerequisites to Bachelor of Social Work programs around the province such as the programs at UBC, UVic, UNBC and others.

Register now