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Public Policy, Social Welfare And Research

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This course explores research and information gathering methods needed to assess communities, public policy and social welfare. The tenets of public policy are explored and relationships are extrapolated based on systems of welfare, and the real-world context of meeting the needs of communities. Students examine historical perspectives of welfare systems, and basis for use in public policy. (3 credits)

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    The Public Policy Process.

    • Discuss the term “Iron Triangle”.
    • Discuss the connections between policy and power.
    • Discuss how public policy helps identify community needs.
    • List the key components of recognized policy theories.

    Social Welfare: Social Insurance.

    • Define social insurance.
    • Discuss current social insurance programs and populations served.
    • Analyze the various components of health care systems, universal health care, mental health parity, and substance abuse.
    • Discuss social insurance globally in perspective to the United States .

    Social Welfare: Public Assistance.

    • Analyze the politics of hunger and affordable housing.
    • Discuss the history of public assistance.
    • Define poverty.
    • List the pros and cons of public assistance programs.

    Social Welfare and the Needs of the People.

    • Track a “bill” of interest.
    • Define social welfare policy.
    • Discuss the social welfare and the connection to the needs of a community.
    • Determine the steps in the policy-making process.

    Researching Public Policy.

    • Identify the purpose of public policy research.
    • Examine methods to find solutions for social problems .
    • Identify websites, local and national, dedicated to researching public policy.
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