Introduction to Community
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.
- Group Work
- Student Presentations
- Guest Speakers
- Audio-Visual Presentations
All methods of instruction apply to in class, hybrid and/or online modes of learning.
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
This is a letter graded course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Reflect on community membership and articulate the impact of personal, cultural, professional, and societal values on their work in community.
- Describe the characteristics of healthy human service communities and the rights and responsibilities of human service members.
- Explore and critically analyze historical and current social justice issues in context of human service work.
- Apply ethical principles to human service dilemmas.
- Understand the division of power in Canada's political systems and explain how social policy is created.
- Evaluate how policies can support or hinder social justice.
Course materials and/or textbooks approved by the department.
Courses listed here must be completed prior to this course:
- No prerequisite courses
Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:
- No corequisite courses
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.
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)|
CFCS 1110 002 is restricted to Full-Time CYC Students. Open to Part Time student with departmental approval.
CFCS 1110 003 is restricted to part-time CYCC degree students.