Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities

Master of Arts in Intervention and Social Work

Hybrid

Mission

The mission of the Master’s program in Intervention and Social Work is to train social born workers with moral, ethical and human values and skills, which are rich in terms of research and social intervention.
These skills will empower students to integrate the job market, give them access to Doctoral studies and excel in research.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Master the methods and techniques of development and management of institutional projects adapted to the components of a social intervention environment.
2. Master the...
essential tools for management of a social service or a social organization
3. Participate in the definition of social development policies.
4. Apprehend the issues and strategies of social and environmental responsibility of public and private institutions.
5. Analyze the contextual specificities of an institution or association and mobilize the public and stakeholders.

Program Outcomes

a. Integrate the components of institutional, legal, social and economic frameworks in the management strategies of public and private institutions.
b. Establish the main uses of governance in associative and organizational environments.
c. Appropriate the tools needed to manage a social organization in both public and private sectors.
d. Discuss administrative strategies related to social entrepreneurial action.
e. Estimate the profitability of relationships with the environment, in terms of social responsibility of institutions and companies.
f. Appreciate the levels of social commitment of a company.
g. Evaluate contribution of the social actions of the company, in terms of sustainable development.
h. Manage the types of groups in different societal and cultural situations.
i. Develop an action plan of social marketing appropriate to public and private organizations.
j. Integrate constitutive dimensions of sustainable development in social, socioeconomic or sociocultural projects.
k. Incorporate the two dimensions of culture and leisure in community interventions.
l. Collaborate with relevant bodies in the definition or reformulation of local development policies.
m. Appropriate a working method which empowers the Master’s student to combine the epistemological, ethical, professional and technological principles and the statistics used in the context of research.
n. Prepare a research project which leads to the Master's thesis, or project in Intervention and social work.
36 credits
Common Core
SOC506Institutional Sociology
3 credits
This course focuses on the central role of institutions, in order to: a) understand social, economic, political, cultural and religious phenomena; b) define regularities in the behavior of individuals; c) reduce uncertainty; and d) render the aforementioned phenomena more predictable. It is articulated around three components: a) analysis of institutions through their various forms and functions; b) comprehension of the operational framework of institutions, such as frames of action, socialization forums, social hierarchy factors, etc.; and c) analysis of fitness levels that institutions exert on the individual and collective behavior in an evaluative perspective of the mutations and crises faced by some large contemporary institutions.
TIS605Management and group facilitation
3 credits
MTR681Quantitative Methods in Humanities
2 credits
This course introduces students to the multiple uses of statistics and contexts from which data is drawn. It allows them to acquire mastery of statistical concepts used in their research and be able to conduct proper investigations. This course provides the Master’s students with the basic knowledge that enables them to act with autonomy in surveys and data processing. It enables them to systematize the stages of an investigation through data collection, data organization, analysis and interpretation of data. Students also learn to use statistical tools for compiling the data and analysis of results.
MTR575Research Methodology in Humanities
3 credits
The course aims to introduce a working method, in order to conduct scientific research. It is mainly about conducting research required at the level of Master’s thesis and implementing the different stages of scientific research, ranging from the position of the problem until the drafting and final presentation of the research. Furthermore, regarding a research topic, the course looks at how to select a problematic and devise relevant hypotheses, choose an appropriate technique and then apply it. Students will learn how to communicate the results of research in the form of a clear, rigorous and scientific text. The purpose of this course is to master the design, drafting and submission of the dissertation.
SOC639Sociology of culture and leisure
3 credits
The course is designed to explore culture and leisure, in terms of theories, relevant sociological approaches, and in terms of cultural practices and interculturalism. This course is built around the following axes: a) Problematization of culture and leisure concepts based on an analytical presentation of the main theoretical currents in sociology and the relationship between the cultural, economic and political spheres ; b) Analysis of relationships leisure society culture through the main features of leisure and its relationship with family fields: political, educational, sociocultural, etc.; c) Proposition of analysis tools and cultural practices through individual dimensions, institutional and political; d) Putting in perspective the links between culture, recreation and sustainable development in theoretical and practical terms; d) Analysis of contemporary approaches of interculturalism and intercultural dialogue; e) Reflection on mass culture, its place and its impact in contemporary societies.
EDU502Training Ethics
1 credits
The course firstly introduces the students to the basic concepts of philosophical ethics (the righteous, the good, moral conscience, fundamentalism, coherence, relativism), and the main contemporary doctrines. Secondly, the course analyzes the major ethical problems posed by educational practice and the educational institution, such as social justice, education facing moral pluralism, education for citizenship, respect for others, human rights, ethics of education practitioners, training and professional integration. Upon completion of the course the students will be able to analyze the ethical issues related to educational practice and design of educational systems and develop a normative argument on these issues.
Specialization
TIS640Advanced practices in community social intervention
3 credits
TIS630Governance and ethics
3 credits
TIS597Project/internship in work and social intervention
3 credits
This course will be divided into two parts: a) Preproject design in TIS (1cr) This is a seminar which leads to a pre-project in terms of methodological approach (preparatory phase, implementation phase, evaluation phase). It allows the student to set a subject in labor and social intervention, and identify tools and ideas which will lead to concrete results. The knowledge required, with reference to the application of the assessment methods of institutional, collective and social intervention will also be developed. Upon completion of the seminar, the student is required to prepare a typescript draft of twenty pages. b) Internship (2cr) The two credits assigned to the course propose putting into practice, in terms of action, the topic chosen by students in labor and social intervention. In this phase students develop their internship in accordance with their subject and methodological bases specific to the design and evaluation of the pre project in TIS acquired in the internship seminar. A prospective director appointed by the Department will be responsible to supervise the student in the delimitation of the theoretical and practical foundations and in the conceptualization and evaluation of the corresponding response. Introductory notes consecrated to the ethics of professional practice in labor and social Intervention. They have the following objectives: 1) To raise awareness in future social workers, of their own ethical positions, and in explaining and criticizing them; 2) To analyze the ethical conflicts that arise in labor fields of action and social intervention; 3) To become equipped to argue in support of professional positions founded and estimated ethically and thus develop testing of stress management, conflict and time. Upon completion of the course, a ratio of 20 typescript pages linked to the end of the dissertation, is presented by the student.
TIS615Social marketing
3 credits
TIS635Social responsibility and sustainable development
3 credits
Capstone
TIS690ADissertation in Intervention and social work
6 credits
TIS691Professional Practices in Intervention and social work
3 credits
This course gives to the student a space for reflection and practice of deepening of deepening of professional practices in Intervention and social work both at community and institutional level. In the first part, it summarizes the paradigms, definitions, theories and structures of social work at both national and international levels. In a second part, there is a synthesis of required methodological learning and practical skills received during the training. In a third part it builds a platform for critical analysis of many types of problems and interventions encountered, and this, for planning a process of community and/or institutional intervention in relation to the theme of the chosen project.
TIS692Project in Intervention and social work
3 credits
The project is a professional continuous training in Intervention and Social Work (TIS). The objective of the project is to make the student in Master degree a reflexive practitioner, able to identify a problem and respond by referring to the appropriate literature to the problem identified, followed by an implementation of an action plan that contributes to a solution or a recommendation. The project is being developed in a research work from 45 to 50 pages as the body text that includes the personal, technical and scientific criteria that motivated the student to undertake the project; the appropriate literature in the research project, field work and a solution perspective, remediation, or new thinking on an issue or a problem, etc., and a conclusion. (bibliography, annexes, are not part of the body of the text).
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