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Social policy and social justice I (6 points)


Leader: Dr Philip Mendes (Social Policy) and Dr Rosemary Sheehan (Law)

Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit investigates the major political and ideological debates influencing Australian welfare provision and its unique history. It examines frameworks for analysing contemporary social policies, and examines the social welfare philosophies of the Liberal and Labor parties. It also studies the legal mandate and legal processes which implement policies in the key human service areas, and outlines key legal dilemmas which impact on social work practice.

Assessment: One written analysis of media coverage of political issues (500 words) 15% + one essay (2500 words) 50% + one essay (1500 words) 35%.

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week

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