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SCW3310

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Olga Bursian

Synopsis

This unit interrogates the processes and politics of social policy-making within the Welfare State. It reviews procedures and instruments used to formulate, fund, implement, evaluate, and revise social policy, and critically examines the impact of major policy decisions on the welfare of citizens.

Objectives

This unit enables students to:

  1. Understand the relationship between social, economic and public policy.

  1. Understand the processes and politics of social policy making.

  1. Understand alternative theoretical frameworks for analyzing social policy.

  1. Assess the costs and benefits of a policy decision.

  1. Understand the methods used to challenge and influence policy agenda, choices and directions.

Assessment

Policy analysis (2500 words): 60%
Exam (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Olga Bursian

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Social and community welfare

Prerequisites

SCW1302

Co-requisites

Two of SCW2312, SCW2303, SCW2304

Prohibitions

SCW2310, GSC2310