SOCIAL WORK IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD

SWP2SWB

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore issues of inequality in Australia and in other parts of the world. The subject focusses particular attention on poverty as a key form of inequality and one which significantly impacts on people's wellbeing and opportunities. Students will examine the contested nature of studies of inequality and poverty and consider how these reflect different sources of information, values, beliefs and ideologies. They will also consider and critically evaluate historical and contemporary responses to poverty, particularly those delivered through social welfare systems and international development efforts. Throughout the subject, concepts of social justice and human rights are utilised to critically analyse the role of social workers and other professionals in addressing conditions of inequality and poverty in both national and global contexts.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDarran Stonehouse

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SWP1SWB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students enrolled in HZSKB must be enrolled in Semester 1 instance. Students enrolled in EVEDB or EBPHEB or EBOXEB must be enrolled in Semester 2 instance.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnderstanding PovertyRecommendedSerr, K. 2006Federation Press
ReadingsThe Poverty WarsRecommendedSaunders, P. 2005UNSW Press
ReadingsDown and Out: Poverty and Exclusion in AustraliaRecommendedSaunders, P. 2011Policy Press
ReadingsGlobal Poverty: How global governance is failing the poorRecommendedHulme, D. 2010Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the impact of inequality and poverty on individuals, families and communities in Australia and identify a range of policy responses and perspectives that have been implemented to address these issues

Activities:
Online reading and assessment tasks Online learning resources Workshop learning resources Workshop EBL activities Independent research and enquiry

02. Critically analyse the causes, impacts and consequences of inequality and poverty in Australia

Activities:
Online reading and assessment tasks Online learning resources Workshop learning resources Workshop EBL activities Independent research and enquiry

03. Identify the key issues of global inequality and poverty and critically analyse responses made to these issues.

Activities:
Online reading and assessment tasks Online learning resources Workshop learning resources Workshop EBL activities Independent research and enquiry

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarran Stonehouse

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 x 1 hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 10-16 and 18-21)"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 x 2-hour workshops (weeks 10-22)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten online quizzes (2.5 marks each quiz). Equivalent to 500 words total.25 01, 02, 03
Individual essay 2500 words45 02, 03
Team presentation task equivalent to 750 words per person30 01, 02

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 x 1 hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 10-16 and 18-21)"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 x 2-hour workshops (weeks 10-22)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten online quizzes (2.5 marks each quiz). Equivalent to 500 words total.25 01, 02, 03
Individual essay 2500 words45 02, 03
Team presentation task equivalent to 750 words per person30 01, 02

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Directed reading and online learning packages"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12x2 hour workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten online quizzes (2.5 marks each quiz). Equivalent to 500 words total.25 01, 02, 03
Individual essay 2500 words45 02, 03
Team presentation task equivalent to 750 words per person30 01, 02

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 x 1 hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 10-16 and 18-21)"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 x 2-hour workshops (weeks 10-22)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten online quizzes (2.5 marks each quiz). Equivalent to 500 words total.25 01, 02, 03
Individual essay 2500 words45 02, 03
Team presentation task equivalent to 750 words per person30 01, 02

Mildura, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarran Stonehouse

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 x 1 hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 10-16 and 18-21)"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 x 2-hour workshops (weeks 10-22)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten online quizzes (2.5 marks each quiz). Equivalent to 500 words total.25 01, 02, 03
Individual essay 2500 words45 02, 03
Team presentation task equivalent to 750 words per person30 01, 02