Independent Study 1

Course Code: DSW 155

Academic Year: 2022-2023

This special DSW Accelerated Program course is comprised of independent assignments. The course provides accelerated students with an opportunity to engage with content from two DSW diploma courses being DSW 114 - Human Growth and Development and DSW 219 - Community Building. The first portion of the course introduces students to the developmental process throughout the lifespan and to variations in such areas as physical, developmental and learning disabilities. The cognitive, physical, social and emotional aspects of development will be addressed. In the second part of the course, students study the process of building strong and vital communities which requires collaboration and shared vision. This course will require students to explore the nature of belonging and inclusion. It will focus on understanding how communities and community building initiatives contribute to creating social change at the local, regional and global level.