179782

Social Policy Analysis

An examination of the development of social policy in Aotearoa/New Zealand with special emphasis on the relationship between law and government, and debates about the use of theoretical perspectives and concepts in the study of social policy.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

179782

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

30

Subject

Social Work

Course planning information

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate a broad understanding of the history of New Zealand social policy with special reference to the welfare state.
  • 2 Articulate the major theoretical traditions that have influenced and continue to shape debates about social policy.
  • 3 Demonstrate an appreciation of the key concepts that underpin social policy provisions.
  • 4 Demonstrate knowledge of recent developments in major areas of social policy in New Zealand, including the contribution of various major groups, the significant policy documents, and current outcomes and directions.
  • 5 Demonstrate familiarity with basic legal processes and with key legislation of relevance to social policy and social and community work practice.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 30%
Written Assignment 5 30%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

SOCIAL POLICY IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

Author
GRAHAM HASSSELL AND GIROL KARACAOGLU (EDITORS)
ISBN
978-0-9951378-3-7
Edition
FIRST
Publisher
MASSEY UNIVERSITY PRESS

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

Author
HAYWARD, JANINE, GREAVES, LARA & TIMPERLEY, CLAIRE
ISBN
‎ 9780190325497
Edition
7TH EDITION 2021
Publisher
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

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