Social Policy for Social Services & Health Practitioners Specialization
Social Welfare Policy for Practitioners & Citizens. For health practitioners, educators, social service providers: anyone who works with people or votes
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
ALL learners will engage with the video lectures and use quizzes to confirm their understanding of U.S. social policy and their skills at navigating policy programs.
HONORS learners will read course-related articles and write a summary and critique in response to each reading. These writing assignments will prepare the HONORS learner to deliver policy-related material in their professional work. Over the sequence, HONORS learners will research a social policy issue, complete a policy analysis, and write and present a professional policy memo based on their research. These research and writing skills will not only enhance the professional capacities they bring to their job but also prepare HONORS learners for masters-level study in social policy if they wish to pursue a graduate degree.
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Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
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