SW 330 Social Welfare Policy & Programs
S1J 2010 PV
Will arrange a mutually convenient time and place to meet.
January 11, 2010 - March 07, 2010
5:30 PM - 9:50 PM in MA222
Textbook: Understanding Social Welfare: A Search for Social Justice (8th ed.). Ralph Dolgoff and Donald Feldstein. Allyn and Bacon: Boston.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Historical Analysis (LO 1-3,5)
· Influencing Policy (LO 3-6)
· Testimony (LO 2-6)
· Core Assessement: Policy in Practice (LO 3-6)
· Policy Analysis Term Paper (LO 1-6)
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Your learning in this course will be assessed via the following:
Class Engagement/Participation (100 pts)
You are expected to fully
engage in all aspects of our classroom learning experience.
I will use the
following criteria to assess and allocate points in this area:
Reflection Paper (100 pts) – DUE January 19th
I will provide you with questions to
guide your reflection related to issues of Social Welfare Policy and Programs.
Critiques (200 pts)– 1st JC DUE January 26th & 2nd JC DUE February 9th
You will find two recent (2008 to present) articles from Social Work/Social
Welfare journals that are related to your area of interest and write a
summary/critique of each. I will give you guidelines to organize your writing.
Exam (250 pts) – February 16th
The exam will be given in
class. This exam will cover the key concepts reviewed in chapters
1-10. It will be closed book and closed notes. I will provide you with a
study guide for this exam. The format will be multiple choice, true false
and brief essay.
Policy Analysis/Program Proposal
Project (350 pts) – DUE March 2nd
may work autonomously or with one class colleague to develop and present your
own social policy analysis and proposal. You are expected to apply the
concepts covered throughout the course.
You will submit a written
analysis/proposal paper and
facilitate a brief (1/2 hour) presentation
in class. I will give you more
detailed guidelines for this assignment in class. If you choose to work as
a team you will both receive the same grade for your written
analysis/proposal paper and presentation.
Journal Critique (2 at 100 pts each)
Policy Analysis Program Proposal Project
Paper is 250 pts
Presentation is 100 pts
A = 1000-900 B = 899-800
C= 799-700 D = 699-600 F= below 600
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please note that you
can find the following information with additional details on the course
e-companion site. Each week's listings
provide the class weekly objectives, class topics and assignments due. There are also supplementary resources including web links and lecture material related to each week’s topics located under the
weekly lecture tab.
1 - January 12
Review the SYLLABUS and COURSE
Socioeconomic Structure, Human Needs, and Mutual
in TEXT pp. 1-18: Reading prior
to 1st class)
2 - January 19
Social Values and Social Welfare
The History of Social Welfare Across Cultures and in the U.S.
(CHAPTERS 2, 3 and 4 in TEXT, pp. 19-86)
Reflection Paper - to be posted on e-companion before beginning of
3 - January 26
Poverty: Causes and Consequences
(CHAPTERS 5 and 6 in TEXT, pp. 87-132)
Journal Critique 1 - to be posted on e-companion before beginning of
4 - February 2
Social Policy Analysis and Programs
to Combat Poverty
7 and 8 in TEXT, pp. 133-193)
5 - February 9
A Paradigm Shift?
(CHAPTERS 9 &10 in TEXT, pp. 193-275)
Journal Critique 2 - to be posted on e-companion before beginning of
6 - February 16
Individuals Empowered for Social
7 - February 23
Trends Affecting Social Welfare
14 in TEXT, pp. 338-360)
8 - March 2
Social Justice within Social Welfare Policy
(Chapter 15 in TEXT, pp. 361-389)
DUE: PAPP Paper - to
be posted on e-companion before beginning of class
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