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Understanding Social Policy - SCPL2602

Year - 2020

This unit is essentially conceptual and theoretical, emphasising the contested principles of social policy - discourse, theories, ideas and ideologies - around which the contemporary welfare state was, is and continues to be organised, discussed and debated. This unit focuses on the application of concepts and theories in practical social policy arenas. In particular, the emphasis will be on the debated, sometimes contested, nature of concepts and theories in social policy discourses in contemporary societies.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x1000wd Tutorial reflection (10%), 1x1500wd Essay (40%), 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (50%)


12 credit points at 1000 level in Sociology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Social Policy




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Sociology and Social Policy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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