Sociology of social policies

lpols1215  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Sociology of social policies
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
4 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
- To differentiate the different historical forms of the welfare state. - To situate the various analytical currents looking at transformations taking place now. - To analyse provisions for action sectorally and transversely. - To design and carry out a diagnostic action comparatively.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 By the end of the course, students should be able to: - analyse present-day transformations affecting the welfare state, identify its foundations, and explain the conditions of these changes; - analyse the provisions that characterise social policies within the framework of a comparative approach; - understand the demands of a comparative approach in the framework of the establishment of a diagnosis.
Other information
Pre-requirements: A basic grounding in sociology is required, as is the ability to read English. Assessment: A comparative diagnosis concerning a social policy measure (in the form of a written text). Students will present this text to the group on a day of collective exchange. Support: A reading portfolio (i.e. basic texts and files for each provision).
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology

Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences