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What you will learn

  • Describe the structures of US policy in each of the course’s domains: Housing, schools, healthcare, immigration and child protection

  • Explain the issues involved in developing policy in each of the course’s domains: Housing, schools, healthcare, immigration and child protection

  • Identify the challenges for US policy each of the course’s domains: Housing, schools, healthcare, immigration and child protection

  • Honors: Develop a policy memo for to demonstrate the learner's professional capacity to professionally interpret finding to decision makers.

Skills you will gain

Formulate practice strategies to overcome the historic biases in social welfare programsdistinguish the values inherent in each social policy initiativedifferentiate alternative approaches to social policy problemsCritique components of a social policy based on their effectiveness at meeting the goals stated in the initiativedevelop social welfare policy analysis and reform proposals
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Approx. 15 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Housing and Education

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Sequence Video: Why Social Policy - Alumni3m
Course Introduction2m
Tax Expenditures4m
Housing Programs5m
Housing Equality6m
Housing Issues4m
Housing Alternatives5m
Education Structure7m
Education Issues6m
1 reading
7 Great Education Policy Ideas for Progressives in 201815m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Module 1 Overview30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Understanding healthcare delivery in the U.S.

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
12 videos
The Parts of Healthcare5m
Healthcare Debate Reasons5m
Healthcare Expenditures4m
Healthcare Issues6m
Healthcare Information6m
Rationing4m
The Basic Question3m
Reform, Part I4m
Reform, Part II5m
Reform, Part III7m
The Healthcare Debate4m
1 reading
Understanding Health Insurance30m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Module 2 Overview30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
11 videos
The Affordable Care Act (ACA)6m
Medicare3m
The Parts of Medicare5m
The Costs of Medicare3m
The Future of Medicare2m
Medicaid4m
Medicaid and Aging4m
The Future of Medicaid3m
Video Lecture: Medicaid, Medicare and Poverty - Prof Garfinkel5m
Wrapping Up3m
1 reading
An Overview of Medicare30m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Module 3 Overview10m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Immigration

4 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 81 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
15 videos
Immigration Numbers5m
Immigration: Benefits & Problems7m
Categories of Immigration3m
Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR)3m
Immigration: Temporary Work4m
Undocumented Immigrants8m
Undocumented Immigrants by Professor Kaushal7m
Integration6m
Immigrant & Children6m
Special Populations5m
The Paradox by Professor Kaushal4m
Immigration Reform7m
Wrap-Up1m
Policy Analysis Project: The Final Policy Memo8m
1 reading
Blaming Immigrants: Nationalism and the Economics of Global Movement10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Module 4 Overview30m

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