Course

Introduction to Community

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Child, Family & Community Studies
Course Code
CFCS 1110
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method(s) Of Instruction
Online
Hybrid
Lecture
Course Designation
None
Industry Designation
None
Typically Offered
Fall

Overview

Course Description
This course will focus on the development of a professional identity through examination of values, worldviews, and personal ethics in context of the professional ethics in education and human services. In forming strong and healthy communities, factors related to diversity, self-determination, social and economic justice, and power relations will be examined. Using the concepts of critical thinking, students will explore and reflect on historical and current perspectives and ethical decision-making. Current legal and policy trends will be discussed in relation to significant social and cultural issues.
Course Content

 The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • Respecting diversity, self-determination, and analyzing power relations in community are integral for working towards social, economic, and environmental justice.
  • Exploring and reflecting on one’s own experience as a member of a community is fundamental to understanding socialization and respecting other experiences and perspectives.
  • Communities have many resources. Through collaborative work, communities have power, the capacity to effect change, and the ability to take care of their own members. 
  • Critical thinking and the clear effective articulation of ideas in a variety of formats and settings are essential to effective practice and community involvement.
  • In addition to knowing the standards of practice or the expectations of one’s employers, practitioners need to continually examine their own beliefs and value systems to understand how they shape professional practice. 
  • Professional practice requires an understanding of ethical principles and their application to decisions and actions taken.  Ethical decision making requires continual reflection, self-examination, and ongoing values clarification.
  • By making a commitment to become active, ethical practitioners, human service workers can contribute to the development of healthy communities.
  • Critically examining the history of the social service field and service delivery is necessary to understand what has been, what is, and what is possible.
Learning Activities
  • Lecture
  • Group Work
  • Student Presentations
  • Guest Speakers
  • Audio-Visual Presentations

All methods of instruction apply to in class, hybrid and/or online modes of learning.

Means of Assessment

This course will conform to the Douglas College Evaluation Policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.

  • Written Assignments
  • Group Presentations
  • Self Assessment
  • Classroom Activity Participation
  • Other

This is a letter graded course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

 

  1. Reflect on community membership and articulate the impact of personal, cultural, professional, and societal values on their work in community. 
  2. Describe the characteristics of healthy human service communities and the rights and responsibilities of human service members.
  3. Explore and critically analyze historical and current social justice issues in context of human service work. 
  4. Apply ethical principles to human service dilemmas.
  5. Understand the division of power in Canada's political systems and explain how social policy is created. 
  6. Evaluate how policies can support or hinder social justice. 
Textbook Materials

Course materials and/or textbooks approved by the department.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Courses listed here must be completed prior to this course:

  • No prerequisite courses

Corequisites

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

Students who complete CFCS 1110 will not receive additional credit for CFCS 1112.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for CFCS 1110
Selkirk College (SELK) SELK SSW 161 (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CYC 210 (3) or UFV HSER 1XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG CFCS 1110 (3) & DOUG CFCS 2410 (3) = UVIC SOCW 200A (1.5)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32618
Mon Wed
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Barreiro
Instructor First Name
Jacqueline
Course Status
Full
Section Notes

CFCS 1110 002 is restricted to Full-Time CYC Students. Open to Part Time student with departmental approval.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
30
Actual Seats Count
32
-2
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. C
Room
C1005
Start Time
14:30
-
End Time
16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32619
Mon
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Barreiro
Instructor First Name
Jacqueline
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

CFCS 1110 003 is restricted to part-time CYCC degree students.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
30
Actual Seats Count
22
8
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. C
Room
C1011
Start Time
17:30
-
End Time
20:20