SOCPY101-22B (HAM)

Social Policy & the Welfare State

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Sociology and Social Policy

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: rosie.webb@waikato.ac.nz

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: darelle.howard@waikato.ac.nz

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: melanie.chivers@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper will develop a critical awareness in students of the historical context, institutions and actors that constitute the sphere of Social Policy in New Zealand. While some reference will be made to overseas developments the focus will be strongly on New Zealand. Special attention will be given to the interplay of class, gender and ethnicity that underpinned the development of contemporary Social Policy.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught using blended learning with resources made available on Moodle and lectures recorded using Panopto. There are also 10 online tutorials. The requirements of each activity are described in full on Moodle, with each activity needing to be completed by the end of each relevant week.

The workload for this paper has been calculated based on the expectation that students will and are able to dedicate 150 learning hours to this paper over the course of the semester - this includes completing weekly readings, attending the two hours of contact (lecture) time each week, and completing set tutorial exercises.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Understand key developments in the history of New Zealand Social Policy
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  • Appreciate and analyze the main ideological underpinnings of the development of the welfare state
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  • Develop a critical understanding of the role played, and identity of key actors in contemporary Social Policy
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  • Discuss the role played by class, ethnicity and gender in the development of New Zealand Social Policy
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Assessment

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This paper is 100% internally assessed, comprised of the components listed below. Additional information regarding the assessments will be provided on Moodle as needed.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. On-line Quiz
8 Aug 2022
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. On-line Quiz
29 Aug 2022
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. On-line Quiz
26 Sep 2022
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. On-line Quiz
17 Oct 2022
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Essay
12 Sep 2022
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Take home test
23 Oct 2022
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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All readings for the course will be provided via Moodle
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Online Support

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Lecture notes and video for each topic, and all other relevant material, will be made available on Moodle. In addition, there will be weekly on-line tutorials (except for the first week).
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Workload

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The readings and assessment should require the time normally associated with a 15 point second year course, that is, an average
overall of about 11 hours per week. In general, one point of a Paper's size equates to approximately 10 hours’ total work; so a student
might expect to spend about 150 hours in total during a semester on a 15 point Paper
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper follows on from the paper "Introduction to Social Policy - SOCPY100 (2022)". It may however be taken without having previously taken SOCPY100.
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