YSR823 - Can. Social Policy

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Subject Title
Can. Social Policy

Subject Description
This subject provides students with an appreciation of the general social and economic milieu which has given rise to social policies and practices in Canada. Historical background and cross-cultural data are introduced to place this subject in perspective.

Credit Status
One Credit toward the York/Seneca Rehabilitation Services Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Gain a broad understanding of the policies and acts that govern professional social service practitioners.

2. Develop an appreciation of the complex relationships between the public and the private sectors in the formulation and delivery of social services at the federal and provincial levels.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Successful completion of Year I courses

Topic Outline

  • How law is made
  • How the various levels of Government work
  • Study of the various laws that Rehabilitationist's use in practice
  • Applied Research Techniques

Mode of Instruction
This subject is conducted as a round-table seminar with all students participating fully in discussions of pre-assigned topics.

Prescribed Texts
No required text. Students will be provided with reading assignments (handouts) and online sources for consultation

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca Registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignments                  30%
Quizzes                            20%
Midterm Exam                20%
Final Exam                      30%
                           Total    100%

Approved by: Lisa Somers