WS5005 - Social Policy Analysis
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Arts, Society & Education
This subject explores and critically analyses the links between social policy and
human service practice. Contemporary social policy is both a field of study that examines
the causes and understandings of social problems and social need, and a set of practices
aimed at enhancing citizen well-being. Both concepts are examined in this subject
through the critical analysis of relevant social policy issues, policy analysis frameworks
and case studies.
- recognise and articulate the values and world views inherent in different understandings
of the causes and subsequent policy responses to social issues;
- critically analyse social policy development, implementation and evaluation processes
in the context of human service practice;
- demonstrate the capacity to engage in and critically reflect on the social policy
- synthesise knowledge of key concepts, values, principles, competing models and choices
as relevant to a critical analysis of social need and social policy;
- recognise and critically analyse the role and contribution of all stakeholders in
the social policy development process.
- social policy analysis (40%)
- essays (30%)
- quizzes (30%).
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Ms Sandra Croaker.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours - Online Engagement
- assessment and self-directed study
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest