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Course Offerings for 2021/22

The dates/times for all courses are listed below for online or on-campus courses. Before you begin: 

  • Review your program requirements to ensure you are registering in the required courses for your program.
  • Make sure you are viewing the appropriate online or on-campus courses. 
    • On-campus courses are primarily for those in the full-time on-campus programs. For Fall 2021, they are being offered in a mix of in-person and remote offerings. Winter and Spring 2022 are expected to be fully in-person pending health guidelines.
    • Online courses are primarily for those in the part-time online program unless otherwise noted on this page. 
      • Note: While courses are first and foremost for students enrolled in their respective online or on-campus programs, we will consider requests for students to take a course from the other program offerings. 
        • Requests will be recorded by date and time.
        • Should space be available, we will provide the course override and contact you to let you know you may enroll.
        • Students should fully register in required courses available for their program as space in the alternate courses is not guaranteed.
          • On-campus program students wishing to request a spot in an online course should email fswassist@wlu.ca with their name, WLU ID number, course requested and the term. 
          • Online program students wishing to request a spot in an on-campus course should email onlinemsw@wlu.ca with their name, WLU ID number, course requested and the term. 
        • Requests will be reviewed after July 20 for Fall 2021, November 9 for Winter 2022 and March 1 for Spring 2022.
  • Consult the registration guide and how-to videos to assist you through the registration process. 
  • Course registrations are on a first-enrolled, first-served basis.
    • Should the need arise to lower enrolment limits on course sections or even our enrolments over sections, those who registered last in a specific section of a course may be moved to another section offered at the same day, time and delivery method without notice. 
    • Should we be able to increase enrolment limits on a course section, those on a waitlist (where applicable) would have priority on those spaces.
  • Courses are noted with the course number and then the Section number. When searching on LORIS:
    • online course sections start with F, W or S for the applicable fall, winter or spring academic term; then A for 1st 6 weeks, B for 2nd 6 weeks or C for the full term courses; and then a number. Exception: Course sections starting with FI or PI for the Indigenous Field of Study program only.
    • on-campus sections are typically just a number or a single letter.
  • SK628, SK635, SK644, SK645, SK646, SK647 and SK648 are for students enrolled in the Indigenous Field of Study Advanced Standing MSW program (IFS) only. Requests for space in those courses from students outside the IFS will not approved.

If you have questions or receive Error messages on LORIS, please send us the exact error message you receive or a screenshot of the error as well as your name, ID number and your program to fswassist@wlu.ca for on-campus students and onlinemsw@wlu.ca for online students.

If you are looking for course information from the 2020-2021 academic year, you can find it here


On-Campus Course Offerings

The following course offerings are for on-campus students only, which includes:

Regular Track Year 1

For Fall 2021 we are planning to offer some in-person, on-campus sections. Each course is noted as:

  • Remote - classes via zoom during the stated class times.
  • In-Person - in class on campus at 120 Duke St, Kitchener during the stated class times.

Should health guidelines not allow us to gather in person, the in-person sections will change to remote.

We are currently planning that all Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 classes to be in-person. Again, should health guidelines not allow for in-person learning, we will again switch these courses to remote learning.

Year 1: Fall 2021

Format: Course number (section) Delivery Method

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
11:20 a.m.

SK501 (1) Remote

SK501 (2) Remote

SK501 (3) In-person

SK504 (1) In-person

SK504 (2) Remote

SK504 (3) Remote

SK522 (1) Remote

SK522 (2) Remote

N/A

1:30 to 
4:20 p.m.

SK507 (1) Remote

SK507 (2) Remote

SK507 (3) In-person

SK681 (1) Remote

SK681 (2) Remote

SK681 (3) In-person

SK522 (3) In-person

SK522 (4) Remote

N/A

Ensure you register in one section of each SK501, SK504, SK507, SK522 and SK681.

 

Year 1: Winter 2022

We are currently planning that all Winter 2022 classes to be in-person. Again, should health guidelines not allow for in-person learning, we will again switch these courses to remote learning.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
11:20 a.m.

Field 
placement 

Field 
placement 

Field 
placement

SK509 (1)

SK552 (1)

SK545 (1)
SK545 (2)
SK545 (3)

1:30 to 
4:20 p.m.

Field 
placement

Field 
placement

Field 
placement

SK552 (2)

SK536 (@2)*
SK536 (@3)*
SK536 (@4)*

5:00 to 7:50 p.m.

 

 

 

SK536 (@1)*

 

Ensure you enrol in one section of SK536, SK545, SK541 as well as one foundational elective from SK509, SK552 and SK592. Note: students who planning to apply to the ISWD program or have been selected for that program will need to register in SK592.

*SK536 is taken over winter and spring terms. If you enrol in section @1 in the winter term, you must also enrol in section @1 for the spring term. The same logic applies for sections @2, @3 and @4.

Field placement is SK541, section B. If you are in your foundational field placement during the term, you must be registered in a section of SK541.

 

Year 1: Spring 2022

We are currently planning that all Spring 2022 classes to be in-person. Again, should health guidelines not allow for in-person learning, we will again switch these courses to remote learning.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 a.m. to
12:20 p.m.

Field 
placement 

Field
placement 

Field 
placement

Field 
placement 

SK665 (1)
SK665 (2)
SK665 (3)

1:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.

Field 
placement

Field 
placement

Field 
placement

Field 
placement

SK536 (@2)*
SK536 (@3)*
SK536 (@4)*

5:00 to 8:50 p.m.

 

 

 

SK536 (@1)*

 

Other courses available to on-campus students without restrictions:

Online courses: May 2-June 13, 2022 

SK632J SA1 - Interpersonal Anti-Racism 

Ensure you enrol in the same section of SK536 as you did in Winter. *If you enrol in section @1 of SK536 in the winter term, you must also enrol in section @1 for the spring term. The same logic applies for sections @2, @3 and @4.

Field placement is SK541, section C. If you are continuing in your foundational field placement beyond May 1, you must be registered in SK541 for the spring term.

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Regular Track Year 2

For Fall 2021 we are planning to offer some in-person, on-campus sections. Each course is noted as:

  • Remote - classes via zoom during the stated class times.
  • In-Person - in class on campus at 120 Duke St, Kitchener during the stated class times.

Should health guidelines not allow us to gather in person, the in-person sections will change to remote.

We are currently planning that all Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 classes to be in-person. Again, should health guidelines not allow for in-person learning, we will again switch these courses to remote learning.

Year 2: Fall 2021

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
11:20 a.m.

Field placement 

Field placement 

Field placement 

SK508 (1) Remote

SK621 (1) In-person

SK621 (2) Remote

SK615 (1) Remote

SK615 (2) Remote

1:30 to 
4:20 p.m.

Field placement

Field placement

Field placement

SK651 (1) Remote

SK621 (3) Remote

SK621 (4) Remote

SK651 (2) Remote

SK651 (3) In-person

SK690 (1) Remote

Ensure you select one section of either SK621 or SK508 and one section of SK651 or SK690 as well as SK649. If you did not take SK615 or SK596 in Spring 2020, then you must register in SK615. 

If you took one of SK651 or SK690 in Spring 2021 you may register in the other course and it will count as an elective. 

Field placement is SK649, section A. If you are in your advanced field placement during the term, you must be registered in SK649.

 

Year 2: Winter 2022

We are currently planning that all Winter 2022 classes to be in-person. Again, should health guidelines not allow for in-person learning, we will again switch these courses to remote learning.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
11:20 a.m.

Field placement 

Field placement 

Field placement 

SK632B (1)

SK610 (1)

SK657 (1) 

SK620 (1)

1:30 to 
4:20 p.m.

Field placement

Field placement

Field placement

SK632L (1)

SK632V (1)

SK659 (1)

SK668 (1)

Online course open without restrictions:

SK605 WA1

SK668 WA2

Field placement is SK649, section B. If you are continuing in your advanced field placement during the term, you must be registered in SK649.

All courses listed in the chart above are elective courses. Please choose two only for the Winter 2022 term. Those who register in more than 2 electives specifically in the Winter 2022 term are at risk of being removed from the extra electives at our discretion. We will allow additional elective courses for Winter 2022 to be added after the early registration date in November 2021 should space be available.

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Advanced Standing Program

For Fall 2021 we are planning to offer some in-person, on-campus sections. Each course is noted as:

  • Remote - classes via zoom during the stated class times.
  • In-Person - in class on campus at 120 Duke St, Kitchener during the stated class times.

Should health guidelines not allow us to gather in person, the in-person sections will change to remote.

We are currently planning that all Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 classes to be in-person. Again, should health guidelines not allow for in-person learning, we will again switch these courses to remote learning.

Advanced Standing Program: Fall 2021

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
11:20 a.m.

Field placement 

Field placement 

Field placement 

SK508 (1) Remote

SK621 (1) In-person

SK621 (2) Remote

SK504 (4) Remote

1:30 to 
4:20 p.m.

Field placement

Field placement

Field placement

SK621 (3) Remote

SK621 (4) Remote

SK651 (1) Remote

SK651 (2) Remote

SK651 (3) In-person

SK690 (1) Remote

Ensure you select SK504; one section of either SK508 or SK621; one section of either SK651 or SK690; and SK649. 

Field placement is SK649, A. If you are in your field placement during the term, you must be registered in SK649.

 

Advanced Standing Program: Winter 2022

We are currently planning that all Winter 2022 classes to be in-person. Again, should health guidelines not allow for in-person learning, we will again switch these courses to remote learning.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
11:20 a.m.

Field placement 

Field placement 

Field placement 

SK632B (1)

SK610 (1)

SK657 (1) 

SK620 (1)

1:30 to 
4:20 p.m.

Field placement

Field placement

Field placement

SK632L (1)

SK632V (1)

SK668 (1)

SK659 (1)

Online course open without restrictions:

SK605 WA1

SK668 WA2

All courses listed in the chart above are elective courses. Please choose two only for the Winter term. Those who register in more than 2 electives specifically in the Winter 2022 term are at risk of being removed from the extra electives at our discretion. We will allow additional elective courses to be added to Winter 2022 after the early registration date in November 2021 should space be available. 

Field placement is SK649, section B. If you are continuing in your field placement during the winter term, you must be registered in SK649.

 

Advanced Standing Program: Spring 2022

We are currently planning that all Spring 2022 classes to be in-person. Again, should health guidelines not allow for in-person learning, we will again switch these courses to remote learning.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
12:20 a.m.

N/A

N/A

N/A

SK615 (4)

SK693 (1)

1:30 to 
5:20 p.m.

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

SK632U (1)

Other courses available to on-campus students without restriction:

 

Online courses: May 2-June 13, 2022 

SK632J SA1 - Interpersonal Anti-Racism 

SK609, SK6936 and SK632U are elective courses. Please choose two for the Spring term. Note: SK615 is a required course.
If you need to continue in your field placement in the spring term, enroll in SK649 Section C.

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International Social Work Diploma

Please contact the programs office for assistance with course registration.

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Online Course Offerings

Online courses are first and foremost for our online program students. See notes at the top of this page directing on-campus students on how to request enrolment in online courses.

Find the program and entry point for your course offerings in either the Regular Track or Advanced Standing tables below.

Follow the course sequencing as was noted in your welcome email. If you are off-track due to a leave from the program, change of placement start term or any other issue, email onlinemsw@wlu.ca for your individualized course plan.

Register for the appropriate placement course (SK600 or SK649) in each term that you are scheduled to be in the placement setting.

Regular Track Course Offerings

Regular Track: Course Offerings for Fall 2021

Fall A

Fall B

Fall C

SK507 FA1

SK522 FA1
SK522 FA2

SK615 FA1
SK615 FA2

SK641 FA1

Electives:

SK619 FA1

SK668 FA1

SK693 FA1

SK501 FB1
SK501 FB2

SK509 FB1

SK552 FB1

SK651 FB1
SK651 FB2

Electives:

SK605 FB1

SK656 FB1

SK690 FB1

SK693 FB1

SK536 FC1

SK621 FC1
 

Field Placement: 

SK600 FC1

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Regular Track: Course Offerings for Winter 2022

Winter A  Winter B  Winter C 

SK504 WA2

SK507 WA1

SK615 WA1
SK615 WA2

SK665 WA1

Electives:

SK605 WA1

SK668 WA1
SK668 WA2

SK545 WB1
SK545 WB2

SK641 WB1
SK641 WB2
SK641 WB3

SK651 WB1
SK651 WB2

Electives:

SK619 WB1

SK656 WB1

SK693 WB1

SK536 WC1

SK621 WC1
SK621 WC2

 


 

Field Placement: 

SK600 WC1

 

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Regular Track: Course Offerings for Spring 2022

Spring A 

Spring B

Spring C

SK507 SA1

SK509 SA1

SK522 SA1
SK522 SA2

SK552 SA1

SK615 SA1

Electives:

SK619 SA1

SK656 SA1

SK693 SA1

SK632J SA1

SK501 SB1
SK501 SB2

SK651 SB1
SK651 SB2

SK665 SB1
SK665 SB2

Electives:

SK605 SB1

SK668 SB1

SK690 SB1

SK536 SC1

SK621 SC1
SK621 SC2
SK621 SC3

 

Field Placement: 

SK600 SC1

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Advanced Standing Course Offerings

Courses noted as "Elective options requiring an override" indicates that these are required courses in the Regular Track stream that are eligible as electives in the Advanced Standing program. Preference for space will be giving to the regular track students who require that course for their program. Requests for spaces should be sent to onlinemsw@wlu.ca

Advanced Standing: Course Offerings for Fall 2021

Fall A

Fall B

Fall C

SK504 FA1 

SK615 FA1
SK615 FA2

Electives:

SK619 FA1

SK668 FA1

SK693 FA1

Elective options requiring an override:

SK641 FA1

SK651 FB1 
SK651 FB2

Electives:

SK605 FB1

SK656 FB1

SK690 FB1

SK693 FB1

Elective options requiring an override:

SK509 FB1

SK552 FB1

SK621 FC1

 

Field Placement:

SK649 FC1

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Courses noted as "Elective options requiring an override" indicates that these are required courses in the Regular Track stream that are eligible as electives in the Advanced Standing program. Preference for space will be giving to the regular track students who require that course for their program. Requests for spaces should be sent to onlinemsw@wlu.ca

 

Advanced Standing: Course Offerings for Winter 2022

Winter A 

Winter B

Winter C

SK504 WA1 
SK504 WA2

SK615 WA1
SK615 WA2


Electives:

SK605 WA1

SK668 WA1
SK668 WA2

Elective options requiring an override:

SK665 WA1

SK651 WB1
SK651 WB2

Electives:

SK619 WB1

SK656 WB1

SK693 WB1

Elective options requiring an override:

SK641 WB1
SK641 WB2
SK641 WB3

SK621 WC1
SK621 WC2


Field Placement: 

SK649 WC1 

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Courses noted as "Elective options requiring an override" indicates that these are required courses in the Regular Track stream that are eligible as electives in the Advanced Standing program. Preference for space will be giving to the regular track students who require that course for their program. Requests for spaces should be sent to onlinemsw@wlu.ca

Advanced Standing: Course Offerings for Spring 2022

Spring A 

Spring B 

Spring C 

SK504 SA1

SK615 SA1

Electives:

SK619 SA1

SK656 SA1

SK693 SA1

SK632J SA1

Elective options requiring an override:

SK509 SA1

SK552 SA1

SK651 SB1
SK651 SB2

Electives:

SK605 SB1

SK668 SB1

SK690 SB1

Elective options requiring an override:

SK665 SB1

SK665 SB2

SK621 SC1
SK621 SC2
SK621 SC3


Field Placement: 

SK649 SC1

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