Social policy in the European Union (wykład) - 2017/2018

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr hab. Adam Zadroga
Organising unit:Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration - Instytut Europeistyki
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
ECTS code:00001-0200-0200WYK0000
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
C1 − Presentation of the scientific basis of social policy as a set of long-term action to solve social problems
C2 − To familiarize students with the doctrines and objectives of social policy.
W1 − General understanding of the category: social issue
W2 − Orientation in the field of current social problems in Europe
Learning outcomes
The student knows the basic terminology and theories of social policy
The student has an extended knowledge of social policy and its objectives in the European Union

The student has in-depth skills to evaluate, select and process information about social problems and relationships between them.
The student is able to use and integrate theoretical knowledge in the field of social policy of the European Union.

The student has a deepened awareness of the level of his knowledge and skills, understands the need for continuous personal and professional development.
The student is able to take challenges and shows activity in engaging with other entities in the area of social policy.
Teaching method
A lecture with a discussion
Course content description
1. Introductory issues: the genesis and meaning of social policy as a science
2. Theories and models of social policy.
3. Features of social policy.
4. Social security and social security.
5. Social aspects of the labor market (unemployment and prevention programs)
6. Family policy - state and needs.
7. Selected issues in the area of health policy.
8. Demography as a social issue.
9. Social policy and economic transformation.
10.National social issues (migration, agricultural issues, ecology)
11. Social policy and its perspectives: threats, opportunities, directions of change.
Forms of assessment
(W) The student does not know the basic terms in the field of social policy;
(U) The student can not apply the basic research tools required to properly identify the social problem;
(K) The student can not organize his own work workshop.

The grade: 3.0
(W) The student knows selected terms and theories of social policy;
(U) the student is able to apply some of the tools required to correctly identify social problems;
(K) the student understands the need to organize his own work technique, but he can not implement it effectively.

The grade: 4.0
(W) The student knows most of the terms and theories in the field of social policy;
(U) the student is able to effectively use the research tools required for proper identification of social problems;
(K) The student knows how to work effectively.

The grade: 5.0
(W) The student knows all the required terms and theories in the field of social policy;
(U) The student is able to apply all research tools required for proper identification of social problems;
(K) The student can organize his own work very well.
Required reading list
Patricia Kennett; Noemi Lendvai-Bainton, Handbook of European social policy, Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.

Persida CECHIN-CRISTA, Aurel MIHUŢ, Gabriel Ionel DOBRIN, Sorin BLAJ, The Social Policy of the European Union, \"International Journal of Business and Social Science\", Vol. 4 No. 10 [Special Issue – August 2013], p. 16-25.


Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2017, ed. by Bart Vanhercke, Sebastiano Sabato and Denis Bouget, Brussels, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and European Social Observatory (OSE), 237 p.
Field of study: European Union Law
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year I - Semester 2
Number of ECTS credits: 3
Form of assessment: Examination