SOWK101-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Introduction to Social Policy

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019


An introduction to the provision of welfare in New Zealand, providing students with the opportunity to examine socio-cultural, economic and political factors that have influenced current welfare policies, practice and services. The first part of the course addresses basic organising concepts of welfare, using historical and contemporary case studies. In the second part, students will be introduced to tools and frameworks that will enable them to develop research skills and critical thinking. Using current case studies of service delivery presented by guest practitioners, contemporary research practices, social worlds/issues and welfare services/responses are analysed.


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Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online Post 12 Mar 2019 10%
Essay 29 Mar 2019 20% Word Limit 1,200
Policy Analysis 16 May 2019 30% Word Limit 2000
End of course EXAM 40% Date to be advised

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All SOWK101 Occurrences

  • SOWK101-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019