SWK401 Critical Social Policy Analysis - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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SWK401 Critical Social Policy Analysis

Social work and human services practice is shaped by social policy as it impacts the welfare of a nation's citizens. Comprising mechanisms for distributing society's resources, social policy is underpinned by values, driven by political objectives and maintained by discursive practices. This course will provide a critical theoretical framework for evaluating historical and recent trends in social policy and its impact on people. You will be asked to critically analyse at least one specific social policy within its historical, political and welfare context and apply it to their professional practice.

Course detail

16 courses and SCS235 and SWK301 or enrolled in Program AR707
Semester of offer Subject to change
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Fraser Coast: Semester 1
Student contribution band
Band 4A
Tuition fee
1.4A: Social Work, Counselling, Welfare Std, Human Welf nec 0905XX
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Course outline

SWK401 Course Outline Semester 1, 2021 (PDF 85KB)

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