Checking date: 25/11/2021


Course: 2022/2023

(14435)
Study: Bachelor in Political Science (205)


Coordinating teacher: FERNANDEZ GONZALEZ, JUAN JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
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Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
This course doesn´t have any special requirements
Objectives
Understanding the nature of social policies and their specificity within public policies Understanding the concept of the welfare state, its origin and conceptual evolution Understanding international differences in labor market policies Understanding international differences in health policies Understanding international differences in unemployment benefit policies Understanding international differences in old-age pension policies Understanding international differences in educational policies Understanding international differences in gender policies Understanding international differences in dependency policies Understanding international differences in policies to combat social exclusion Understanding the social consequences of labor market policies Understanding the social consequences of health policies Understanding the social consequences of unemployment benefit policies Understanding the social consequences of old-age pension policies Understanding the social consequences of educational policies Understanding the social consequences of gender policies Understanding the social consequences of dependency policies Understanding the social consequences of policies to combat social exclusion
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Public policy analysis and social policies 2. Social security policies 3. Employment, labor market and income guarantee policies 4. Health policies and social services 5. Gender policies 6. Policies for elderly care and social assistance 7. Policies to combat social exclusion 8. Educational policies
Learning activities and methodology
The course will combine a series of classroom activities with exams and practical tests
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • James Midgley, ¿Michelle Livermore. The Handbook of Social Policy. SAGE. 2008
  • Pete Alcock, ¿Margaret May, ¿Sharon Wright. The Student's Companion to Social Policy. Wiley. 2012

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.