Course: Social Policy 1

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Course title Social Policy 1
Course code KPG/B2SP1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kocourková Vladimíra, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Tylová Eva, Mgr.
Course content
1.Social policy, basic categories and concepts 2.Goals of social policy, target group, types of social policy 3.Principles and functiones of social policy, social sovereignty 4.Welfare state - concepts, functions and types 5.Crisis of welfare state. 6.Development of Czech social policy 7.Social policy in EU 8.Objects and subjects of social policy 9.instruments od social policy 10.human rights and social policy event - definitions, types. 12.Social protection, social insurance 13.Living wage, minimum wage, living standard, poverty as social event and its causes. 14.Types and concepts of poverty. 15.Social exclusion as the social event. social security, old age as the social event. 16.Relief of the poor, definition, welfare benefits.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 15 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is introduction to the principles, theories, basic concepts and types of social policy and welfare state.
Students will know crucial aspects of social policy as science and as practice.
Ability to work with scietific articles/books and course books. Critical thinking, willingness to debate.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Seminar Work

Class attendance and participation: 30%. Final Exam: 40 %. Seminar paper: 30%
Recommended literature
  • Arnoldová A. (2000). Vybrané kapitoly ze sociálního zabezpečení. Praha: Karolinum, 2000.ISBN 80-246-0092-7..
  • Knausová, I. (2005). Vybrané kapitoly ze sociální politiky.Olomouc:UP, 2005. 85 s. ISBN 80-244-1021-4.
  • Krebs,V. a kol. Sociální politika. Praha: Codex, 1997. 327 s. ISBN 80-85963-33-7.
  • MATOUŠEK, O. (2003). Slovník sociální práce.Praha:Portál 2003. ISBN 80-7178-549-0.. Praha.
  • Tomeš I. (2001). Sociální politika, teorie a sociální zkušenost. Praha Socioklub.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Pedagogy - social work (BB15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Pedagogy - social work (BB14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter