hsm240 | undergraduate

Public Policy Development In Human Services

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This course focuses on the formation and execution of public policy and programs by government and private organizations within human services. Emphasis is placed on evaluative and analytical approaches for determining positive and negative characteristics of policies and programs. Students will learn to analyze and critique organizations and the policies and programs within those organizations.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 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: 9

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    Creating a Social Program

    • Develop proposals for the creation of social programs.

    Value-Critical Approach to Social Methods

    • Describe the elements used to analyze social policies and programs.
    • Analyze social policies and programs using the fundamental elements.

    Analyzing Public Policy Goals and Objectives

    • Describe how human service agencies determine their goals and objectives.
    • Appraise the goals and objectives of human service agencies.

    Benefits and Services

    • Identify examples of the major forms of benefits and services human service agencies provide.
    • Evaluate benefits and services of human service agencies.

    Financing Social Programs

    • Identify the sources of funding for social programs.
    • Describe how taxes are used to fund social insurance programs.

    Eligibility Rules

    • Contrast the eligibility rules for different human service agencies.
    • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of eligibility rules used by human service agencies.

    Delivery of Social Goods

    • Outline theory, design, and specification of social programs.
    • Compare and contrast the types of delivery systems for different human service agencies.

    Origins of Social Policy and Programs

    • Explain the application of problem analysis categories to social problems.
    • Identify contemporary social problems locally and nationally.

    The Legislative Role

    • Summarize the judiciary's role in shaping public policy.
    • Justify judicial decisions.
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