SWP 302 Social Policy: Welfare and Programs

This course examines major concepts, roots, and social, cultural, political and economic trends shaping social policy and social welfare in Canada. It explores the increased needs for social protection and the desires for recognition by diverse groups and focuses on the impacts of the re-structuring of social systems and globalization on exclusion and structural inequalities. The discussions address social welfare programs, practices and current challenges for service users, social work and social change. (SWP 302 and SWP 402 replace former equivalent course SWP 22A/B). Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SWP 131 or SWP 13B or Direct Entry Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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