SOC240H5 • Introduction to Social Policy


This course will examine how human needs are met by states. It focuses on the sociological, political and economic forces that help create new policies and reshape existing social policies. The course will provide a survey of welfare state policies, economic policies and family policies. It will also focus on the outcomes of social policy as these affect various constituencies and social groups such as the economically underprivileged and disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minority groups, and people with disabilities.

Distribution Requirement
Social Science
Total Instructional Hours
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area