Social Policy: An Introduction

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social Policy: An Introduction

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Social Work

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An analysis of the nature of social policy practice in social and community work organisations and issues that these agencies deal with will be undertaken. The course engages the major social issues such as HIV/AIDS, poverty, and women empowerment, challenging the Pacific Island countries. The focus will be on the practical application of the policies of local, national, regional and global organisations as they relate to the UN Millennium Development Goals and the Pacific Plan.

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