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This course will enable you to analyse the relationship between private troubles and public issues, and how policy responses to social problems change over time. You will critically evaluate the social policy development process in Aotearoa New Zealand and the processes and procedures for policy review and change.
The course will also consider the different meanings of social justice, and analyse contemporary global, national and local perspectives on social justice and human rights issues in Aotearoa New Zealand including the rights of Tangata Whenua as indigenous people. You will be able to apply skills in advocacy and to work with service-users to prepare a case, and design a strategy for social policy change.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us
This course is 100% internally assessed
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.