University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

SOCI 2010 - Politics, Policy & Citizenship

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: GWSI 2016, GWSI 3016, GWSI 2103, GSSA 2103
Assessment: Essay (1000 word) 20%, Group work activities 30%, Research paper (2700 word) 50%

The course examines social policy and citizenship in Australia from the perspective of the social sciences. It focuses on the historical and contemporary constructions of Australian citizenship and how these constructions both are shaped and impacted by social policy. A key focus will be the representation of contemporary public issues within a social policy framework drawing attention to the ways different knowledges of the social sciences understand public issues and how these issues are in turn constructed in policy. The course also examines emerging debates on the social, political and economic definitions and re-definitions of citizenship. Current debates in the broad areas of power relations, political and social rights and the future of welfare policy in an era of globalisation and economic uncertainty are examined. A selection of case studies drawing on current research will be used to provide a framework for understanding social policy and citizenship dimensions in Australian society. This course has an applied focus through which students study the policy process and develop policy analysis skills.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22990 LE01 60 23 27 Jul - 14 Sep Monday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
5 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22991 SE02 30 11 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 11am - 1pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 11am - 1pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
22992 SE01 30 12 27 Jul - 14 Sep Monday 4pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 4pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room