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Social Service Worker - Part-time

Diploma | 0122P

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Program Overview

Humber’s Social Service Worker diploma program prepares you to work with people in a professional helping role. Approaching your education from an individual and a community perspective, you will learn how to empower people to meet their goals and to access needed services and programs.

Our curriculum is updated frequently to ensure that what you are learning is current and relevant. Skilled, committed faculty with real-life work experience in the human services field teach with a focus on promoting equity and addressing barriers people face on the basis of race, class, disabilities, gender or sexual orientation.

You will study topics such as human behaviour and development; interpersonal, interviewing and counselling skills; family dynamics; legislation and social policy; and how to work effectively with groups and communities. You will develop the skills needed to intervene in crisis situations and to work with a broad range of people including those experiencing poverty, settlement challenges, domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse issues, post-traumatic stress, and other challenging life events.

Curriculum Quick-Look Availability Scheduler
Compulsory Courses 2021 2022
GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences  
SSW 101: Foundations of Social Issues  
SSW 103: Orientation to Human Services  
SSW 108: Interpersonal and Group Skills  
SSW 109: Professional Practice  
SSW 153: Counselling Skills 1  
WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills  
SSW 154: Family Dynamics  
SSW 155: Cross-Cultural Skills  
SSW 157: Field Practice and Seminar 1  
SSW 210: Counselling Skills 2  
SSW 255: Case Management: Advocacy  
WRIT 200: Workplace Writing Skills  
PSYC 210: Psychology: Developmental  
SSW 208: Political Process  
SSW 209: Mental Health Foundations  
SSW 212: Community Development  
SSW 213: Crisis Intervention and Trauma  
SSW 257: Field Practice and Seminar 2  
SSW 252: Agency Administration and Fundraising  
SSW 254: Legislation in Human Services  
SSW 258: Applied Social Service Worker Project  
SSW 259: Special Topics in Social Service Work  
SSW 267: Field Practice and Seminar 3  
Take 1 of the following electives 2021 2022
ANTH 202: Physical Anthropology  
ANTH 205: Cultural Anthropology  
ARTS 138: Understanding Movies: An Introduction to Film Studies  
ARTS 229: Musical Pioneers  
ARTS 246: Art and Artists: Money, Madness and Masterpieces  
CULT 120: Indigenous Perspectives on Music, Film and Media  
CULT 206: Canadian Society and Culture  
CULT 211: Conspiracy Theories and Critical Thinking  
CULT 220: News: Constructed and Consumed  
CULT 228: Popular Culture: Shaping How We Live  
CULT 229: Understanding Diversity: The World in Canada  
CULT 239: Digital Culture  
CULT 242: Culture, Technology and Identity  
CULT 243: Crossing Borders: Migration and Culture  
CULT 245: The Body: Beauty, Sex and Consumerism  
CULT 248: Women and Popular Culture  
ECON 150: Real Life Economics  
ECON 204: People, Money and Markets  
ECON 206: The History of Money  
ENGL 239: Dark Days Ahead  
GEOG 212: Political Geography  
HIST 217: History of War  
HIST 240: Law and Society  
HUMA 137: Art Matters: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art  
HUMA 226: The Arts and the 21st Century Imagination: Longing for Paradise  
HUMA 230: Women and Religious Traditions  
HUMA 235: World Religions: Western and Eastern Traditions  
HUMA 240: Rethinking Animals  
HUMA 242: Vampires in Film and Literature  
HUMA 245: The Islamic World: An Introduction  
HUMA 250: God, Science and Religion  
HUMA 255: Death and the Afterlife: Global Perspectives  
HUMA 260: The World of Myths and Legends  
IKN 100: Original People: Culture, Knowledge and Worldview  
IKN 101: Indigenous Cultural Values: Behaviour and Identity  
IKN 200: Indigenous Family and Community  
IKN 201: Encounter, Change, Resistance and Renewal  
MILE 210: Italy: Art and Architecture  
MILE 215: Great Cities: USA  
MILE 220: Vietnam Study Abroad: Hanoi & Ho Chi Min City  
PHIL 120: Philosophy: A History of Ideas  
PHIL 150: The Love of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy  
PHIL 217: Ethical Issues  
PHIL 222: Justice: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law  
PHIL 225: Philosophy of Love and Sex  
PHIL 226: World Philosophy  
PHIL 227: Business Ethics  
PHIL 228: Success: Philosophical Perspectives  
PHIL 229: Violence, Order and Justice: An Introduction to Political Philosophy  
PHIL 230: Environmental Ethics  
PHIL 235: Technology, Values, and Science  
PHIL 250: Science Fiction and Philosophy  
POLS 150: Introduction to Politics  
POLS 206: Morality, Democracy and Politics  
POLS 219: Globalization  
POLS 220: Politics in an Apocalyptic World: Zombies, Aliens, and Killer Viruses  
POLS 223: War and Terrorism  
POLS 224: Justice, Equality and Rights  
POLS 225: Environmental Policy and Economics  
PSYC 110: Groups, Teams and Their Dynamics  
PSYC 150: Psychology: Introduction  
PSYC 210: Psychology: Developmental  
PSYC 224: Psychology: Social  
PSYC 230: Psychology: Abnormal  
PSYC 245: Personality and its Assessment: Who am I? (And how do I know?)  
SCIE 150: The Science of Everything  
SCIE 209: Water: A Life or Death Issue  
SCIE 213: Astronomy: The Evolving Universe  
SCIE 216: Origins of Life  
SCIE 218: Science Behind the Headlines  
SCIE 219: Dangerous Earth  
SCIE 221: The Environment  
SCIE 222: Big History: A Biography of the Universe  
SCIE 223: Astrobiology: Life in the Universe  
SCIE 224: Discovering Dinosaurs  
SCIE 250: The Science of Superheroes  
SOCE 006: Canadian Society and Culture  
SOCI 150: Sociology: Introduction  
SOCI 207: Social Entrepreneurship: Profit, People and the Planet  
SOCI 211: Sociology of the Everyday Life  
SOCI 218: Population and Social Change  
SOCI 219: Sport and Society  
SOCI 226: Health and Society  
SOCI 227: Environmental Citizenship  
SOCI 232: Gender, Power and Society  
SOCI 233: Sociology of Cultural Difference  
SOCI 234: Society and Conflict  
SOCI 236: Issues in Crime  
SOCI 237: The Sociology of Fashion  
SOCI 238: Sociology of Food  
SOCI 239: Citizenship, Immigration and Democracy  
SOCI 240: Sociology of the Family  
SOCI 246: Sociology of Emotions  
SOCI 247: Leadership  
SOCI 249: Imagining the City  
SOCI 257: Canada Today  
SOCI 277: Sexual Diversity: Contemporary Social Issues  

Contact Us

Faculty of Social & Community Services, Department of Continuing Education
416.675.6622 ext. 2628

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