SLWK 1287 – Social Work Practicum I
(6 credits) 3 hours tutorial biweekly, 350 hours practicum
This course involves supervised study and practice. Students spend three days a week in a social service agency. After an initial orientation period, students are expected to assume responsibility for assigned agency duties in order to enhance their knowledge and skill in social work methods. During agency work, attention is given to teaching students specific skills, developing competence in terms of offering adequate services to clients and participating in the overall agency program. Seminars will focus on integrating relevant social work knowledge, with students’ work in the field.
Prerequisite: Interdisciplinary Studies 1240, Social Work 1114 and 1187.