Social Policy and Social Justice
|Course code SOCA3351||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This course will examine key concepts and theories in the field of social policy. These perspectives will be assessed against a backdrop of social justice, social inequality, and the spectre of neoliberalism. The course will also consider the effects of diminishing state responsibility in the area of social welfare and community services.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||1. To introduce students to the issues involved in social justice, social inequality and social policy.|
2. To develop skills of argument analysis and critique through enhanced capabilities in oral and written forms of communication.
3. To develop tools of research inquiry and evaluation and the capacity to present conclusions in a clear and concise manner.
|Content||1. Introduce key perspectives and debates in social policy.|
2. Explore issues and debates concerning social inequality in social justice.
3. An appraisal of Neoliberalism in relation to Social Welfare.
4. An analysis of class, gender, race and ethnicity in relation to social policy formation, development and implementation.
|Replacing Course(s)||Replacing SPSW3351 Social Policy and Social Justice|
|Transition||Students who have completed SPSW3351 are not eligible to enrol in this course.|
|Assumed Knowledge||40 units at 1000 level|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for SOCA3351|