SOWK_1001 - Class 1 Class Objectives ● To develop an...

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Class 1Class ObjectivesTo develop an understanding of fundamental building blocks upon which the rest of thecourse content will be based, including:-Concepts of social welfare, social policy and the welfare state, and how theyrelate to each other-Basics of the Canadian political system-Concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusionWhat is Social Welfare?Social Welfare: The well-being of society AND general efforts to improve that well-beingWell-being of society includes various factors (e.g. health, environment, wealth, socialparticipation)Influenced by various groups including government, nonprofit and voluntary sector,private sector, individuals and families.Note: a narrower definition is sometimes used that refers to social welfare as only thoseprograms provided by the welfare state. We are thinking of it in broader termsSocial PolicyPolicy: decisions made about what to do (or not to do) in relation to a specific problemPolicy can be made by different levels of government, within organizations or even byindividuals.Social policy: Policies developed and implemented to promote the well-being of, oraddress specific problems in, society.Social policy can be defined narrowly (i.e. only to include social services, healthcare etc.)or broadly (to include, for example, immigration policy, taxation policy as well as socialjustice and social inclusion)

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Term
Fall
Professor
Beth martin
Tags
Sociology, Democracy, Separation of Powers

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