SOCIAL WORK IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD

SWP1SWB

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore the impacts of poverty and inequality on individuals and communities locally and globally. Poverty is one form of inequality which is used to illustrate the structural foundations of inequality and its consequences for individuals, families and communities. Other forms of inequality are also analysed. Individual and societal understandings of social issues and public policy responses related to the impact of inequality and its prevention are explored. Concepts of social justice, rights and inclusions are utilised to analyse conditions of inequality and the role of social work. In particular students will explore the actions taken in human service organisations through their services to address inequality including interventions, research, advocacy and social action.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW), EBOCE (BOutRchCommEd), EBTOCE (BTeachOutRchCommEd), EBPHEB (BPhys&HlthEd), AMID (MIntDev), HZHSID (Bachelor Health Science Bachelor of International Development), AMIDH (BIntDev Hons), EBTP (BTeachPrimary), EBTS (BTeachSecondary, EVEDB (BEd). All others require coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralia's welfare wars revisited,RecommendedMendes, P 2008UNSW 2008

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarran Stonehouse

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop commences in second week of semester and runs for 11-weeks."

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Ten online quizzes.20
one 2,000-word individual written analytical paper40
one on-line individual task equivalent to 200-words15
one team presentation equivalent to 2,000-words25

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop commences in second week of semester and runs for 11-weeks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Ten online quizzes.20
one 2,000-word individual written analytical paper40
one on-line individual task equivalent to 200-words15
one team presentation equivalent to 2,000-words25

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop commences in second week of semester and runs for 11-weeks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Ten online quizzes.20
one 2,000-word individual written analytical paper40
one on-line individual task equivalent to 200-words15
one team presentation equivalent to 2,000-words25

Mildura, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop commences in second week of semester and runs for 11-weeks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Ten online quizzes.20
one 2,000-word individual written analytical paper40
one on-line individual task equivalent to 200-words15
one team presentation equivalent to 2,000-words25