Social Work 200

Impacts of Colonization on Current Canadian Social Policy

Course details

This course will explore the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadian colonialism through social policy and the historic and contemporary relationship to social work. The course further evaluates various policy eras and impacts of colonization including the 60s scoop, Residential Schools, and Indigenous Peoples' responses to these genocidal policy eras. A central objective of the course is to provide social work students with the critical thinking and decolonizing policy analysis skills to practice from an anti-colonial and Indigenous perspective. This course will assist students and strengthen their understanding of emerging perspectives on Indigenous social work practice. 

3 Credits

Course prerequisites

SOWK 100, SOWK 102, and SOWK 104

This course is featured in the following Yellowhead Tribal College programs: