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Social Policy for Social Services & Health Practitioners ,

The course probes the formation of social policy in the United States from its very first cultural and religious roots. Starting with the transition from hunter-gatherer groups to agrarian villages, the course will examine the passage of the Poor Laws that shaped social policy through the colonial period until the beginnings of the 20th century, when the challenge of making the industrial city livable gave rise to the development of the welfare state. As part of this transformation, the provider of social welfare shifted from the local community to the state to the federal government. The course ends with an exploration of the debate regarding the role of government in the late 20th century: should it foster entitlements or self-sufficiency? This course addresses issues of power, oppression, and white supremacy. The course is part of a sequence in social policy that has an HONORS TRACK. This track will prepare the learner for masters-level work in policy, which involves reading the literature, writing concise summaries and probing critiques. Over the sequence the learner will develop a policy analysis that will create a foundation for professional policy analyst assignments.

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Rating 4.8 based on 5 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort Four weeks, four hours per week -- HONORS COURSE: Four weeks, eight hours per week
Starts Dec 7 (8 weeks ago)
Cost $50
From Columbia University via Coursera
Instructor John Robertson
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Governance And Society Public Health

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Policy Processor $51k

Policy Integrator $56k

Policy Aide $58k

Policy Analyst 6 $63k

Policy Team $63k

Policy Analyst, Office of Policy and Planning $65k

IT Policy Analyst $67k

Policy Committee $67k

Research and Policy $72k

Social Work Policy Planner $96k

Senior Social Policy Adviser $153k

Policy Manager $165k

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Rating 4.8 based on 5 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort Four weeks, four hours per week -- HONORS COURSE: Four weeks, eight hours per week
Starts Dec 7 (8 weeks ago)
Cost $50
From Columbia University via Coursera
Instructor John Robertson
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Governance And Society Public Health

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