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Course Description

This course provides knowledge and understanding of social policy and its relationship and impact on social work. Social policy concepts are discussed and then applied to a variety of Canadian policy issues and societal trends. The benefits and disadvantages of various social policies will be examined from the perspective of consumer groups. Students will be encouraged to raise issues and examples from their own experiences and to examine these in view of historical and current political realities.

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SOWK 1010 SOWK 1020 SOWK 1030 SOWK 1040 SOWK 1035 SOWK 1045 SOWK 2010 SOWK 2020 SOWK 2030 Co requisite SOWK 2045