Course Code (cross-listed)
  • SOCWK 300R
  • SWREN 300R
Course Title Canadian Social Welfare Policy
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Chris Hiller)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course will introduce students to the concept of social welfare as it has evolved in the post-industrial era. It will examine various social, economic and political factors that have shaped Canadian social welfare policy and it will consider present-day factors that are transforming that policy. [Note: SWREN 300R is available only to students who have been given conditional admission to the BSW program; such students must have already completed their first undergraduate degree.]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)


  • Prerequisite: SOCWK 120R


  • Prerequisite: SWREN 120R
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
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