Units of Study

SCPL2604 - Comparative Social Policy

Semester 1, 2019  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Gyu-Jin Hwang
Phone: +61 2 9036 5015
Email: gyu-jin.hwang@sydney.edu.au


This unit examines how industrialised countries manage social risks and how welfare policies can be meaningfully compared. By exploring theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of social policy, it investigates key principles underpinning social policies in a variety of countries, and how we can best explain differences between them.


1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (10%), 1x 1500wd Research essay (40%), 1x 2000wd Take-home exercise (50%)


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

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