Department of Sociology

SOC307 ISSUES IN STATE AND SOCIAL POLICY

Course Code: 2320307
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. FATMA YILDIZ ECEVİT
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

This course aims to examine the state and its welfare activities in contemporary societies from a critical perspective. It analyses the changing functions of the state and the growth of the welfare state in the post-war capitalist world. Particular emphasis will be given to poverty and unemployment, and the activities of the state to combat these problems. Education, health, housing, social security and social services will be examined as important areas of intervention of the welfare state.critical perspective.

Course Content

This course aims to examine the state and its welfare activities in contemporary societies from a critical perspective. It analyses the changing functions of the state and the growth of the welfare state in the post-war capitalist world. Particular emphasis will be given to poverty and unemployment, and the activities of the state to combat these problems. Education, health, housing, social security and social services will be examined as important areas of intervention of the welfare state critical perspective.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course sutudents will be able to: • Develop an understanding of the concepts, key terms, systems and frameworks of soial policy • Appraise the functions of welfare state