Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Advanced Social Policy: Creating Change in Government
0.5 Credit

This course builds upon students' knowledge of how to create and impact social policies in government.  It focusses on understanding and influencing social policy development and implementation at the municipal, provincial and federal government levels. A variety of theoretical frames are utilized in this course. The course includes discussion of  how policies are actually created in government, the stages of the policy process, issues related to community participation in policy, involvement of  marginalized populations, and the role of an internal and external change agent. The course focusses on developing an internal policy report and dealing effectively with politics within government organizations.