Social Welfare Policy

Spring 2022
Evening and Weekend
Graduate Only
Class Size: 15
4 Credits per quarter
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Social welfare policy is intended to protect citizens from the instability of a capitalist system and the insecurities of life. It can come in many different forms from Obamacare to foster care policy. The implementation of the programs created by social welfare policy can also vary widely between the federal, state and local levels. This course will serve as a tasting menu of a variety of different social welfare policies and their administration. Policies looked at will include healthcare, child welfare, public assistance, and more.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define social welfare policy and its current forms in the US
  2. Develop a foundational understanding of policy analysis
  3. Analyze current social welfare policy solutions using an equity lens

Skill Objectives 

  1. Improve analytical and professional writing skills 
  2. Practice critical thinking skills 
  3. Practice presentation skills 


Spring 2022 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

GR (4): 30227

Academic details

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Time Offered
Evening and Weekend
Advertised Schedule

Fri Apr 8, 6 - 10p, Sat - Sun Apr 9 -10, 9a - 5p In-person

Fri Apr 29, 6 - 10p, Sat - Sun Apr 30 - May 1, 9a - 5p Online

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First Meeting

SEM 2 E1105 - Lecture