•      About OUHK     

  •      Admissions     

  •      Schools & LiPACE     

  •     Administration    

  •      Library     

  •     Research    

  • Registration

     Distance Learning Homepage  Credit exemptions  Finances  Registration
    SOCI A801F
    Social Policy Analysis: Theory and Issues
    SOCI A801F
    Social Policy Analysis: Theory and Issues
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2019
    Course Level
    Postgraduate
    Length in Terms
    1 term
    Credits
    10
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    N/A
    Future Terms
    Aut 2020
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2019
    Postgraduate 1 term 10
    English
    N/A
    Aut 2020

    Course Coordinator: Chan Wai Leung, BSSc (Hons), MPhil (CUHK)

    Important notes
    This course will be taught via face-to-face mode. Lectures will be held on weekday evenings or Saturdays.

    Aims
    SOCI A801F serves as a general introduction to the field of social policy studies, covering the ideological, analytical and substantive aspects that are essential for analysing social policies. As such, this course explores issues relating to the values, ideologies, analytical models, and policy process of the implementation and evaluation of social welfare policies. Various policy issues in social welfare, including social security, employment, housing, health and education, etc., will be analysed with reference to the analytical tools introduced in the first part of the course. A particular focus of this course will be the social problems and policy issues in Hong Kong and other Chinese societies. Students will be able to develop critical evaluation skills through the appraisal of social policy issues in the Hong Kong and Greater China context.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • The concept of social policy and social welfare
    • The values, ideologies, and models of social policy
    • The policy process and politics of social policy
    • The frameworks of social policy analysis and evaluation
    • Major social policy issues in Hong Kong (including: social security, employment, housing, health, education, etc.)
    • Major social policy issues in selected societies in Greater China (including: social security, employment, housing, health, education, etc.)

    Contact hours
    Normally three hours per week.

    Assessment
    Assessment includes case study reports and a presentation, and a final examination.

    Set book(s)
    There is no set book for this course. Academic journal articles and book chapters will be assigned as references for different topics of the course.

    Accessibility | Privacy policies | Terms and policies | Webmaster
    © 2019 by The Open University of Hong Kong. All Rights Reserved.
    Site Map Site map
    About OUHK
    President's Message
    Vision & Mission
    History
    Strategic Plan
    Governance & Organization
    Principal Officers
    Honorary Graduates & University Fellows
    Facts & Figures
    Publications
    Administration
    Educational Technology and Development Unit
    Facilities Management Unit
    Finance Unit
    Human Resources Unit
    Information Technology Unit
    Library
    Mainland and International Affairs Office
    OUHK Shenzhen Office
    Public Affairs Unit
    Quality Assurance Office
    Registry
    Research Office
    Student Affairs Office
    Admissions
    Research Postgraduate Programmes
    Postgraduate Programmes
    Postgraduate Programmes (Part-time)
    Undergraduate Programmes
    Undergraduate Programmes (Part-time)
    Sub-degree Programmes
    Sub-degree Programmes (Part-time)
    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes
    Programmes from LiPACE
    Annual Review 2017-2018
    Choose your study programme
    Events Calendar
    Giving to OUHK
    Implementation of a unified academic calendar
    Information for
    Prospective Students
    Current Students
    Alumni
    Tutors
    Staff
    Media
    Jockey Club Home Health Watch Programme
    Library
    Media coverage
    Motto: Disce, Progredere, Crea
    Open Learning Resources
    iTunes U
    Knowledge for All
    OpenLink
    OUHK Great Speakers Series
    Policies
    Accessibility
    Privacy policies
    Terms and policies
    Research
    Research Office (RO)
    IRITS  IROPINE  IIBG   PSPRC  RIBILT  RIDCH
    RGC Funded Projects
    Institutional Repository
    Other Funded Research Projects
    Staff Publications
    Research Degree Programmes
    External Research Funding
    Internal Research Funding
    External Funding for Development Project
    Schools and LiPACE
    School of Arts and Social Sciences
    Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration
    School of Education and Languages
    School of Nursing and Health Studies
    School of Science and Technology
    Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE)
    Site Search
    Social Media
    Facebook
    YouTube Channel
    Student Life & Support
    Students' Achievements
    Switch on to e-materials
    Useful Information
    Adverse weather arrangements
    Campus location
    Job Openings
    Contact us
    Telephone: (852-2711-2100)
    Facsimile: (852-2715-0760)
    Email: info@ouhk.edu.hk
    View the videos of Full-time Face-to-face Undergraduate Programme selected seminars
    Web for All
    Webmaster
    Back To Top