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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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Beginner Level
Approx. 15 hours to complete
English

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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
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
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
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Immigration

4 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 81 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes

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