Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

SK791
Epistemology and the Nature of Social Work Knowledge
0.5 Credit

This course is a general introduction to central issues in contemporary epistemology or the nature of knowledge, primarily from a western perspective. The course focuses on some of the central questions of philosophy and is organized around several themes including the justification of knowledge, the nature of empiricism and knowledge as power. A final and critical theme engages with post-colonial discourses in considering the nature of non-European or non-Eurocentric epistemology.