SOCIAL WORK IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD

SWP2SWB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore issues of inequality in Australia and in other parts of the world. The subject focuses 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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJacqui Theobald

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsSWP1SWB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Thinking about poverty

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSerr, K.

Year2017

Edition/Volume4th ed

PublisherFederation Press

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The Poverty Wars

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSaunders, P.

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUNSW Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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Global Poverty: How global governance is failing the poor

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHulme, D.

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Down and Out: Poverty and Exclusion in Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSaunders, P.

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPolicy Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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
02. Critically analyse the causes, impacts and consequences of inequality and poverty in Australia
03. Identify the key issues of global inequality and poverty and critically analyse responses made to these issues.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Downey

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 21
Eleven 1.00 h directed reading per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.
11 x 1 hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 10-21)

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Ten x 5 minute online quizzes (800 words equivalent total)Quizzes based on prescribed reading material

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 2500-word Individual essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3

One 30 minute group recorded presentation (750 word equivalent per student)Recorded video presentation - 4 students per group = 7.5 minutes presentation per student

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqui Theobald

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 21
Eleven 1.00 h directed reading per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.
11 x 1 hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 10-21)

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Ten x 5 minute online quizzes (800 words equivalent total)Quizzes based on prescribed reading material

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 2500-word Individual essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3

One 30 minute group recorded presentation (750 word equivalent per student)Recorded video presentation - 4 students per group = 7.5 minutes presentation per student

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 21
Eleven 1.00 h directed reading per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.
11 x 1 hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 10-21)

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Ten x 5 minute online quizzes (800 words equivalent total)Quizzes based on prescribed reading material

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 2500-word Individual essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3

One 30 minute group recorded presentation (750 word equivalent per student)Recorded video presentation - 4 students per group = 7.5 minutes presentation per student

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 21
Eleven 1.00 h directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.
11 x 1 hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 10-21)

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Ten x 5 minute online quizzes (800 words equivalent total)Quizzes based on prescribed reading material

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 2500-word Individual essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3

One 30 minute group recorded presentation (750 word equivalent per student)Recorded video presentation - 4 students per group = 7.5 minutes presentation per student

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean MacDermott

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 21
Eleven 1.00 h directed reading per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.
11 x 1 hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 10-21)

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Ten x 5 minute online quizzes (800 words equivalent total)Quizzes based on prescribed reading material

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 2500-word Individual essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3

One 30 minute group recorded presentation (750 word equivalent per student)Recorded video presentation - 4 students per group = 7.5 minutes presentation per student

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 21
Eleven 1.00 h directed reading per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.
11 x 1 hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 10-21)

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Ten x 5 minute online quizzes (800 words equivalent total)Quizzes based on prescribed reading material

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 2500-word Individual essay

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3

One 30 minute group recorded presentation (750 word equivalent per student)Recorded video presentation - 4 students per group = 7.5 minutes presentation per student

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2