Social Policy

    Course details

    • Code: SSSW.6215
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Social Work
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

This course extends students' understanding and analysis of social problems, as initiated in SSSW.5105, through an examination of the theories, techniques and processes of social policy development and analysis. Students will examine a range of approaches to social policy analysis and development, and the relationships between Government (local and central), the community, social services and wider society.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. systematically analyse policy development processes;
  2. analyse social policy processes and their application to identified social problems and   social service fields of practice;
  3. identify and examine political ideologies in relation to social policies;
  4. explore the relationship between social policy and social change;
  5. apply policy concepts, information and evidence from a range of sources; and
  6. examine the influence of the Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi in social policy development.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017