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Course Offerings for 2022/23

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. 
    • Online courses are primarily for those in the part-time online program unless otherwise specified on this page. 
      • Online courses are fully online, asynchronous and self-directed, but students must meet weekly deadlines and assignments. Each course requires a minimum of 15 hours of study per week. Most are 6 weeks in length. 
  • Note: While courses are first and foremost for students enrolled in their respective online or on-campus programs, we will accept requests for students to take a course from the other program offerings. 
    • Requests will be recorded by date and time received.
    • Should space be available, we will provide the course override and contact you to let you know you may enrol.
    • 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:
        • Name
        • WLU ID number
        • Course number and section  
        • 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 and section
        • Term 
    • Requests will be reviewed after August 1st for Fall 2022, December 1st for Winter 2023 and March 1st for Spring 2023.
  • 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 subject to minimum registrations in each section. Courses with low enrolment may be cancelled. If this is necessary, affected students will be notified via email. 
  • 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 be approved.

If you have questions or receive error messages on LORIS, please review the Error Messages Guide. If that does not help, 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 2021-2022 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 2022 and beyond, we expect all classes to be in-person and on-campus at the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, 120 Duke St. W. in Kitchener, ON.

 

Year 1: Fall 2022

Format: Course number (section)

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
11:20 a.m.

SK501 (1)

SK507 (1)
SK507 (2)

SK545 (1)
SK545 (2)

SK522 (1)
SK522 (2)

SK504 (3)

1:30 to 
4:20 p.m.

SK501 (2)

SK501 (3)

SK545 (3)

SK504 (1)
SK504 (2)

SK522 (3)
SK522 (4)

SK507 (3)

Ensure you register in one section of each SK501, SK504, SK507, SK522 and SK545.

 

Year 1: Winter 2023

Format: Course number (section)

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
11:20 a.m.

Field 
placement 

Field 
placement 

Field 
placement

SK681 (1)
SK681 (2)

SK641 (1)

SK509 (1)

SK552 (1)

1:30 to 
4:20 p.m.

Field 
placement

Field 
placement

Field 
placement

SK536 (1)
SK536 (2)
SK536 (3)

SK552 (2)

SK592 (1)

Required online course in Winter 2023: SK599 section B. This course will be fully completed on My Learning Space during the term. There are no lecture times to attend.

Ensure you enrol in one section of SK536; one section of SK681 or SK641; SK541 (see note below) and SK599 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.

Field placement is SK541, section B. If you are in your foundational field placement earing practice hours during the term covering January 1 to April 30, you must be registered in a section of SK541.

 

Year 1: Spring 2023

Format: Course number (section)

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)

SK615 (3)
SK615 (4)

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

Field 
placement

Field 
placement

Field 
placement

Field 
placement

SK665 (2)

SK615 (5)

SK596 (1)

SK665 (3) - 5 day intensive course June 5-7 & 12-13

SK665 (4) - 5 day intensive course June 19-20 & 26-28

These sections of SK665 are full days: 8:30am to 4:20pm.

 

If you wish to take extra electives in the spring these are some other courses available to on-campus students without restrictions:

Online courses:  

SK632M SA1 - Eco-Social Work in Climates of Change

SK632N SB1 - Afrocentric Social Work Practice

On-campus course:

SK632D (1) - 5 day intensive course July 17-21, 2023

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

You must register in SK615 (or SK596 if you have been admitted to or are taking the ISWD program); SK665 and SK541.  If you choose to register in one of the two online courses that are open, they will count as advanced electives in your program.

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Regular Track Year 2

For Fall 2022 and beyond, we expect all classes to be in-person and on-campus at the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, 120 Duke St. W. in Kitchener, ON.

Year 2: Fall 2022

Format: Course number (section)

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
11:20 a.m.

Field placement 

Field placement 

Field placement 

SK508 (1) 

SK621 (1) 
SK621 (2) 

SK615 (1)
SK615 (2)

1:30 to 
4:20 p.m.

Field placement

Field placement

Field placement

SK508 (2) 

SK621 (3) 
SK621 (4) 

SK651 (1)
SK651 (2)

SK690 (1)

Ensure you select one section of either SK621 or SK508; one section of either SK651 or SK690; as well as SK649 section A. If you did not take SK615 in Spring 2022, then you must register in SK615. 

If you took one of SK651 or SK690 in Spring 2022 you may register in the other course and it will count as an advanced elective. 

Field placement is SK649, section A. If you are in your advanced field placement earning practice hours during the term (September 1 to December 31), you must be registered in SK649.

 

Year 2: Winter 2023

Format: Course number (section)

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
11:20 a.m.

Field placement 

Field placement 

Field placement 

SK632B (1)

SK609 (1)

SK659 (1)

SK668 (1)

1:30 to 
4:20 p.m.

Field placement

Field placement

Field placement

SK632L (1)

SK608 (1)

 SK620 (1)

SK668 (2)

Online courses open without restrictions:

SK632X WA1 - Advancing Racial Equity

SK632P WB1 - Digital Social Work Realities

Field placement is SK649, section B. If you are continuing in your advanced field placement and earning practice hours during the term (January 1 to April 30), you must be registered in SK649.

All courses listed in the chart above are advanced elective courses. Please choose two only for the Winter 2023 term. Those who register in more than 2 electives specifically in the Winter 2023 term are at risk of being removed from the extra electives at our discretion. We will allow additional elective courses for Winter 2023 to be added as of December 1, 2022 should space still be available.

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Advanced Standing Program

For Fall 2022 and beyond, we expect all classes to be in-person and on-campus at the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, 120 Duke St. W. in Kitchener, ON.

Advanced Standing Program: Fall 2022

Format: Course number (section)

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
11:20 a.m.

Field placement 

Field placement 

Field placement 

SK508 (1)

SK621 (1)
SK621 (2)

SK504 (4)

1:30 to 
4:20 p.m.

Field placement

Field placement

Field placement

SK508 (2)

SK621 (3)
SK621 (4)

SK651 (1)
SK651 (2)

SK690 (1)

Required online course in Fall 2022: SK599 section A. This course will be fully completed on My Learning Space during the term. There are no lecture times to attend.

Ensure you select SK599, SK504; one section of either SK508 or SK621 (you cannot take both); one section of either SK651 or SK690; and SK649. 

Field placement is SK649, section A. If you are in your field placement earning practice hours during the term (September 1 to December 31), you must be registered in SK649.

 

Advanced Standing Program: Winter 2023

Format: Course number (section)

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
11:20 a.m.

Field placement 

Field placement 

Field placement 

SK632B (1)

SK609 (1)

SK659 (1)

SK668 (1)

1:30 to 
4:20 p.m.

Field placement

Field placement

Field placement

SK632L (1)

SK608 (1)

SK620 (1)

SK668 (2)

SK632X WA1 - Advancing Racial Equity

SK632P WB1 - Digital Social Work Realities

All courses listed in the chart above are advanced elective courses. Please choose two only for the Winter 2023 term. Those who register in more than 2 electives specifically in the Winter 2023 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 2023 after December 1, 2022 should space be available. 

Field placement is SK649, section B. If you are continuing in your field placement earning practice hours during the winter term (January 1 to April 30), you must be registered in SK649.

 

Advanced Standing Program: Spring 2023

Format: Course number (section)

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 to 
12:20 a.m.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

SK665 (1)

SK615 (3)
SK615 (4)

1:30 to 
5:20 p.m.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A 

SK665 (2)

SK615 (5)

SK596 (1)

5:00 to 8:50 p.m.

 

 

SK654 (1)

 

 

These sections full days expected to be: 8:30am to 4:20pm.

SK665 (3) - 5 day intensive course June 5-7 & 12-13, 2023

SK665 (4) - 5 day intensive course June 19-20 & 26-28, 2023

SK632D (1) - 5 day intensive course July 17-21, 2023

 

Online courses available to on-campus students without restrictions:

SK632M SA1 - Eco-Social Work

SK632N SB1 - Afrocentric Social Work

SK654, SK632D, SK632M, SK632N are advanced elective courses. Please choose two for the Spring term.

SK615 and SK665 are required courses. 

If you need to continue in your field placement to earn practice hours in the spring term (May 1 or beyond), enrol 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 2022

Fall A

Fall B

Fall C

SK504 FA1 
SK504 FA2 

SK507 FA1 

SK615 FA1 
SK615 FA2 

Electives:

SK619 FA1

SK656 FA1

SK545 FB1
SK545 FB2

SK509 FB1

SK552 FB1

SK651 FB1
SK651 FB2

Electives:

SK605 FB1

SK668 FB1 

SK536 FC1

SK621 FC1
SK621 FC2

Field Placement: 

SK600 FC1

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Regular Track: Course Offerings for Winter 2023

Winter A  Winter B  Winter C 

SK504 WA2

SK507 WA1

SK522 WA1

SK615 WA1
SK615 WA2

SK665 WA1

Electives:

SK605 WA1 

SK632X WA1

SK693 WA1 

SK501 WB1

SK641 WB1

SK651 WB1
SK651 WB2

SK681 WB1

 

Electives:

SK619 WB1 

SK632P WB1

SK690 WB1 

SK536 WC1

SK598 WC1

SK621 WC1
SK621 WC2

 

Field Placement: 

SK600 WC1

 

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Regular Track: Course Offerings for Spring 2023

Spring A 

Spring B

Spring C

SK504 SA1

SK507 SA1

SK509 SA1

SK552 SA1

SK615 SA1
SK615 SA2
SK615 SA3

Electives:

SK632M SA1

SK656 SA1  

SK668 SA1  

SK693 SA1  

SK545 SB1

SK651 SB1
SK651 SB2

SK665 SB1
SK665 SB2
SK665 SB3
SK665 SB4

Electives:

SK632N SB1

SK668 SB1  

SK536 SC1

SK598 SC1

SK621 SC1
SK621 SC2

 

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 2022

Fall A

Fall B

Fall C

SK504 FA3

SK615 FA1
SK615 FA2

Electives:

SK619 FA1

SK656 FA1

SK651 FB1
SK651 FB2

Electives:

SK605 FB1

SK668 FB1

Elective options requiring an override:

SK509 FB1

SK552 FB1

SK621 FC1 
SK621 FC2 

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 2023

Winter A 

Winter B

Winter C

SK504 WA1 

SK615 WA1
SK615 WA2

SK665 WA1


Electives:

SK605 WA1

SK632X WA1

SK693 WA1 

SK651 WB1
SK651 WB2

Electives:

SK619 WB1

SK632P WB1

SK690 WB1

Elective options requiring an override:

SK641 WB1

SK681 WB1

SK598 WC1

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 2023

Spring A 

Spring B 

Spring C 

SK504 SA1

SK615 SA1
SK615 SA2
SK615 SA3

Electives:

SK632M SA1

SK656 SA1

SK668 SA1

SK693 SA1

Elective options requiring an override:

SK509 SA1

SK552 SA1

SK651 SB1
SK651 SB2

SK665 SB1
SK665 SB2
SK665 SB3
SK665 SB4

Electives:

SK632N SB1

SK668 SB1

SK598 SC1

SK621 SC1
SK621 SC2


Field Placement: 

SK649 SC1

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