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Course Description

NameSocial Welfare and Changing Society
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student is able to
- Analyse the changes in Finnish society
- Understand the development of social policy and the field of social work including its value basis
- Analyse the most important social challenges from individual, community and society perspectives
- Describe the impact of internationalising work environments and globalisation on Finnish social policy and society
Content- Social changes and social policy in Finland
- Social problems at individual, community and society level
- The history and development of the field of social work
- Globalisation, the EU and social policy
- The different areas of social policy
RequirementsContact lessons, assignments and a working-life oriented assignment in small groups. Exam.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course material
Other ConsiderationsPrerequisite: STYAS02 Client-oriented Social and Health Care Services must be completed or started.
ContactRatinen Auli


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