Units of Study

SCPL2602 - The Principles of Social Policy

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Gyu-Jin Hwang


This unit is essentially conceptual and theoretical, emphasising the contested principles of social policy - discourse, theories, ideas and ideologies - around which the contemporary welfare state was, is and continues to be organised, discussed and debated. This unit focuses on the application of concepts and theories in practical social policy arenas. In particular, the emphasis will be on the debated, sometimes contested, nature of concepts and theories in social policy discourses in contemporary societies.


tutorial participation (10%) and 2000wd essay (40%) and 2000wd take-home exercise (50%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points from Sociology




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