Foundations of Social Policy
Subject SOCI90002 (2010)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 3-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate certificate/ diploma or fourth-year honours in Sociology, Master of Social Policy, Master of Public Policy and Management, or the Master of Policy Studies (ASST).|
|Corequisites:||This is a compulsory/core subject in the Master of Social Policy (200 & 100 point programs), and the Master of Policy Studies (ASST).|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Sociology or Public Policy at Undergraduate level|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||none|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorProf Paul Smyth
Prof. Paul Smyth
The subject engages with contemporary theories of social inclusion and capital with an emphasis on networks and their role in community strengthening, community building and regional economic development. The subject also engages in the role these strategies have in larger projects of social policy reform such as the Third Way, the Partnership movement and "joined-up" government. The subject will engage in specific social policy issues (health, housing, welfare, employment etc) as a means to investigate the use of social capital and network analysis techniques.
|Assessment:||An essay of 2000 words (20%) due early in semester, take home paper of 3000 words based on weekly seminar material (30%) due at end of semester, and a 5000 word project (50%) due in examination period.|
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A key text will be available
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Arts (Policy Studies)(Advanced Seminars & Shorter Thesis) |
Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of Environment
Master of Environment
Master of Social Policy
Postgraduate Certificate in Environment
Postgraduate Diploma in Environment
Governance, Policy and Communication |
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions
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