SOC208H1: Introduction to Social Policy

Hours: 
24L

This course introduces students to the concepts, history and development of social policy in economically developed welfare states. It examines the problems and concepts of the policy process, exploring the political, economic, and institutional frameworks that structure public choices about social policy in Canada, and compare systems of social policy around the world.

Prerequisite: 

SOC101Y or SOC102H or SOC100H1

Exclusion: 

SOC297H1 (New Topics in Sociology: Introduction to Social Policy), offered in Winter 2017; SOC240H5

Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)