SOCY513 Australian Social and Public Policy

Updated: 26 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PAIS311 or PAIS411 or POLS311 or POLS411 or PUBP311 or PUBP411 or SOCY313 or SOCY413
Notes None
Combined Units SOCY313 - Australian Social and Public Policy
Coordinator(s) Claire Baker (cbaker28@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit examines Australian Social and Public Policy via concepts of the Australian Settlement, the Welfare State, and Neoliberalism. It uses contemporary case studies to examine how ideology shapes government policy decisions and outcomes. It also examines the policy context from the perspective of policy actors.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

An Introduction to Australian Public Policy: Theory and Practice

ISBN: 9781107658257
Maddison, S. and Denniss, R., Cambridge University Press 2nd ed. 2013

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Critical Reading Essay 35% 2000
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Essay 40% 4000
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Online Portfolio 25% 1500
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of a range of contemporary approaches, concepts/theories and contexts of social policy and the 'welfare' state;
  2. critically evaluate and interpret the fundamental principles and processes of social policy making;
  3. reflect on major developments in Australian social policy in comparison with overseas trends, with an aim toward analysing the major socio-economic policy issues in both an Australian and international context;
  4. interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas, including problem solving skills to both specialist and non-specialist audiences through effective written and verbal communication; and
  5. model specialist analysis, research, and communication skills that contribute to life-long application in a professional career.