20 credits at level HE5
1. Exploring the meaning of the concept of ‘poverty’.
2. Examining the implications of the concept in communities.
3. Considering how particular groups become poor and the consequences for them.
4. Exploring the role of social policy in relation to poverty.
1. Definitions of poverty (absolute and relative ).
2. Poverty and state policy – historical and contemporary.
3. The experience of poverty .
4. The management of poverty.
5. The material and attitudinal consequences of poverty for particular groups in the community especially women.
6. The changing structure of poverty, including the distribution of poverty.
7. Images of poverty, and their consequences on the individual and the community.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching methods used will be mainly participative and include case study discussions, small group exercises, individual and group seminar presentations. There will be a formal lecture each week and individual tutorials when appropriate. Where appropriate, audio-visual materials will be introduced to aid the learning process. Tutorial support will be available on both a small group and individual basis.
The assessment will take the form of a 4000-5000 word essay.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Use major concepts and theories regarding poverty.
||show that you have developed the ability to understand and apply theoretical frameworks to debates on poverty and poor relief issues.|
|2.||Apply these concepts in a policy context.
||demonstrate that you can locate policy developments within the main conceptual paradigms on poverty and poor relief.|
|3.||Analyse definitions , the possible causes and interventions, its distribution and images of poverty in an informed and critical way.
||provide evidence that you have developed an advanced and comprehensive understanding of poverty, including its causes, symptoms, consequences and policy implications.|
|4.||Critically engage in theoretical debates on poverty utilising contemporary research and theoretical framework.||show that you have the ability to exploit current databases by using them to address and criticise the existing conceptual discourse on poverty and poor relief.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A 4000-5000 word essay.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
No restrictions apply.
Adelman, L. et.al. (2000) Poverty and Social exclusion in Britain, JRF
Amin K (1992) Poverty in Black and White CPAG
Bauman Z (1998) Work, Consumerism and the New Poor Open University Press
Bradshaw, J. (2000) Experiencing Poverty, Ashgate
Byrne D (1999) Social Exclusion, Open University Press
Brown P & Scase R (1991) Poor Work: Disadvantage and the Division of Labour Open University Press
Donnellan, C (ed) (2000) Poverty and Inequality, Independence
Equal Opportunities Commission (1994) Black Women in the Labour Market: A Research Review Manchester Equal Opps
Glendinning C & Millar J (1992) Women and Poverty in Britain, the 1990s Harvester Wheatsheaf
Jones C & Novak T (1999) Poverty, Welfare and the Disciplinary State, Routledge
Landes, D. (1999) The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: why some are so rich and some so poor, Abacus
Lavalette M and Pratt A (eds) (1997) Social Policy: A Conceptual and Theoretical Introduction Sage
Lister R (ed) (1996) Charles Murray and the Underclass: The Developing Debate IEA
Morris L (1994) Dangerous Classes, The Underclass and Social Citizenship Routledge
Novak T (1988) Poverty and the State: An Historical Sociology Open University Press
Palmer, G. (2002) Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion, JRF(online)
Percy-Smith, J. et.al. (2000) Policy Responses to Social Exclusion, OU Press
Seymoor J (2000) Poverty in Plenty Earthscan
|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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