SWK401 Critical Social Policy Analysis

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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.

Other information

16 courses and SCS235 and SWK301 or enrolled in Program AR707
Semester of offer*:
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
Student contribution band:
Band 1
Census date:
Academic Calendar

* Semester of offer is subject to change.

Course outline

SWK401 Course Outline Semester 1, 2020 (PDF 217KB)

Students enrolled in this course should check the course Blackboard site to ensure that they are accessing the most recent approved version of the course outline.

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