SOWK6002 (Core)

Social policy and administration

This course intends to enhance students understanding of the functions of social policy in satisfying human needs, solving social problems, and strengthening families and communities. It increases students competency in policy advocate and practice. It introduces key concepts and theoretical perspectives of social welfare, policy process and analytical framework of social policy. The course outlines an overview of social policy development of Hong Kong and enhances the ability of students in policy critique and analytical skill through in-depth examination of current social policy issues of Hong Kong.