The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course examines how place-based social planning is influenced by wider social policy and how it interacts with community engagement at the regional and local level. Students will develop knowledge and skills in social planning techniques and practices and will explore aspects including locational disadvantage, community development and the relation to other professions, and the relevance of ecological sustainability to the social services sector


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): SPSW3070. Students who have successfully completed SPSW3070 are not eligible to enrol in HUSE3006.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe key concepts related to regional social policy and planning and show their relevance to human services concerns and purposes.

2. Distinguish between different levels of government and their responsibilities in relation to social policy and planning at a regional level.

3. Research and then communicate the current circumstances of different groups of people in a specific location and the impact of regional social policy and planning on human services responses to these people.

4. Use research and analysis to participate in community engagement or lobbying in relation to a location-specific social issue. environmental quality, political processes and cultural experience

5. Reflect on experience in this course to extend learning.


Content

The course will include the following topics:

  • Social policy and its impact at a regional level
  • Regionalism;                                   
  • Ecologically sustainable development;
  • Relevant legislative and policy frameworks;
  • Social planning structures and processes;
  • Demographics and mapping;
  • Social impact assessment;
  • Integrating social, economic and environmental planning at local level;
  • Social capital and citizen participation;
  • Community development and capacity-building.

Requisite

If you have successfully completed SPSW3070 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

SWRK1001 (formerly SWRK1010) and SWRK2001 (formerly SWRK2100) or HUSE1001 and HUSE1002


Assessment items

Quiz: Online quiz (20%)

Written Assignment: Written assignment - formative (20%)

Project: Cooperative group project (30%)

Report: Written assignment - summative (30%)


Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term