Introduction to Social Policy

3 credits

University Block Transfer


This course provides an introduction to the variety of factors that shape the development of social policy with an anti-oppressive practice framework. Through an examination of the evolution of the welfare state students will consider the ideological foundations of public policy. This course also explores those federal policies governing the delivery of social services to First Nations people. Students will examine the development of major social programs in Canada such as corrections, education, health, and income security.

Prerequisites: ISWK 101 and 131