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Approx. 12 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Understand the the US population: age, family structure, education and race/ethnicity to interpret where US social policy is being pushed.

  • Explain poverty & inequality in the US that results in differing levels of privilege, and opportunity to address the needs of those left behind

  • Describe the policy process – legislative, executive, judicial and voluntary – to act to improve US social policy

  • Honors: Report on research of practices on the ground in preparation for a professional policy analysis.

Skills you will gain

- Distinguish the values inherent in each social policy initiative- Critique components of a social policy based on their effectiveness at meeting the goals stated in the initiative- Develop social welfare policy analysis and reform proposals- Differentiate alternative approaches to social policy problems- Formulate practice strategies to overcome the historic biases in social welfare programs
Flexible deadlines
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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
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Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Populations, income, poverty and policy

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 68 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Causes of Poverty and Discrimination

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Gender, Race and oppression

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Formulating social policy in the U.S.

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 53 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes

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