20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This team taught unit adopts a `sociological approach to social policy'. Drawing on current examples and comparative references, it explores social and ideological constructions of social problems and the role of the state and other agencies in responses to them. It explores key concepts and themes in social policy and practice such as inequality, justice and fairness; individual versus collective responsibility; and welfare versus social control. It focuses on major contemporary issues, including welfare and work; housing and homelessness; and community participation. The unit aims to equip students with the necessary critical perspective and skills to understand and explore social problems.

Staff Contact: FOSTER LIAM
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study, 30 minute meeting with module convener.
Assessment: Course work
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