POL2201 - Public Policy and Social Development

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
SA2201 or SA3921 or POL3921
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2019/20

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to

• provide an important foundation for students to understand and appreciate the social dynamics and intricacies of state effort vis-a-vis other sectors in meeting the social development and social needs in the society.
•  guide students to explore the key concepts, values and models underpinning policy making and public and social administration.
• discover the challenges of public policy in face of globalization, changes and development in the contextual environment.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to have gained a good intellectual foundation for more specialised courses in policy, administration and management.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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