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Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete
English

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
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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

5 hours to complete

Early Roots of Social Policy

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 77 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
14 videos
Sequence Video: Why social policy - Alumni3m
Course Introduction2m
Ancient World5m
Poor Law8m
Poor Law in America6m
Dorothea Dix4m
Child Welfare5m
Scientific Charity7m
Slavery by Professor Mincy6m
White Supremacy5m
Three Leaders7m
Wrapping Up1m
Course 2: Research Plan & Current Practice9m
1 reading
The Beginning of Social Welfare Chapter 330m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Module 1 Overview15m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Roots of US Social Policy

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Veterans by Professor Garfinkel1m
Public Health3m
Prohibition6m
Settlement Housing by Professor Simon4m
Workers' Protections3m
Jane Addams by Professor Garfinkel4m
Public Aid2m
Patriarchy3m
Childhood4m
Social Research3m
Wrapping Up1m
1 reading
Birdye Henrietta Haynes: a pioneer settlement house worker (Chapter 3)25m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Module 2 Overview15m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The beginnings of the welfare state

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
9 videos
The '20s3m
Lecture: First wave feminism - Dr Barbara Simon8m
The Crash3m
The New Deal Part I4m
The New Deal Part II7m
Race3m
World War II5m
Wrapping Up1m
1 reading
Discrimination and social justice in the United States.10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Module 3 Overview15m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Safety nets versus entitlement

5 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 82 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
16 videos
Post-World War II6m
Family6m
Civil Rights7m
War on Poverty4m
Welfare Rights4m
Great Society6m
Civil Rights and Great Society by Professor Garfinkel6m
Neoconservatism4m
Changing Economy4m
End of Entitlement6m
Mothers' Pensions2m
Rising Poverty3m
Wrapping Up1m
Summary and Critique Paper: Description5m
Summary and Critique Paper: Evaluation8m
1 reading
A review of American Welfare Policy: Colonial era to 198010m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Module 4 Overview30m

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