Course Code SDS 400R
Course Title Comparative Social Policy
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Robert Case)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course introduces students to the main methodological approaches in comparative policy analysis. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of key issues involved in comparative social policy research, and develops their analytical skills in systematic comparison. It explores the implications of globalization on social policy development; considers the impact of transnational policy making bodies; and considers international variation in policy challenges as well as variation in policy responses to those challenges. [Note: Formerly ISS 400R]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Fall 2020 course outline (note 2)
  • Prerequisite: Level at least 3A
  • Software: Microsoft PowerPoint; Audio recording capability
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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