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Introduction to Social Policy
Study: Social Work - 2. semester
Code: 31896
ECTS: 6.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Zoran Šućur
prof. dr. sc. Zdenko Babić
doc. dr. sc. Danijel Baturina
Exam dates:
  • 27. 01. 2020.
  • 10. 02. 2020.
  • 20. 04. 2020.
  • 01. 06. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 06. 07. 2020.
  • 07. 09. 2020.
  • 21. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Introduction to Social Policy Social Work - 2. semester
6.0 31896
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Zoran Šućur

Mon13:00-14:00 & Thurs 12:00-13:00

Nazorova 51, room 1
prof. dr. sc. Zdenko Babić

Wed 10:00-12:00

Nazorova 51, room 15
doc. dr. sc. Danijel Baturina

Winter semester: 
Monday 10 - 12 h 

Summer semester: 
Monday 13 - 15 h

Nazorova 51, room 5 f
V. Puljiz, G. Bežovan, Z. Šućur, S. Zrinščak; Socijalna politika. Povijest. Sustavi. Pojmovnik; Zagreb: Pravni fakultet (2005)
Basic concepts of social policy. Value foundations of social policy. History of social policy before the World War II; after the World War II. Social policy systems: pension system, health care, unemployment, family policy, social assistance, housing policy, non-profit sector and social policy
Exam dates
27. 01. 2020.
10. 02. 2020.
20. 04. 2020.
01. 06. 2020.
15. 06. 2020.
06. 07. 2020.
07. 09. 2020.
21. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. define basic social policy concepts and explain the position of social policy within social sciences

2. describe and critically analyse historical development of social policy and social state

3. identify, indicate and categorise key social problems and social-political challenges on the local, national and international level and explain connections between the aforementioned levels

4. recognise the needs and interests of social groups and systems of values that can be in the background of social policies and explain the connection between the interests, needs and systems of values and selected solutions of social problems

5. analyse different conditions and circumstances that influence the trends of development of social policy as a whole or individual areas of social policy

6. critically and paralelly analyse different models and manners of solving social issues in different countries or in different periods.

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- publicly present acquired knowledge and skills in written and oral form

- collect and analyse the data and information from various sources

- clearly discuss and elaborate their own opinions

- consider general and group interests in social policy

- assess the importance and usefulness of historical experience in the formation and implementation of modern social policies

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:


1.1. MId-term examination

1.2. Written examination

1.3. Oral examination

Written examination is a form of testing knowledge in which students have to demonstrate basic terms and concepts, compare and explain differences and similarities between concepts and theoretical approaches, explain the causes and consequences of phenomena. It includes 10 questions of open-ended type which cover all course topics, and answers carry 0, 1 or 2 points.


0-10 Insufficient

11-12 Sufficient

13-15 Good

16-17 Very good

18-20 Excellent

Oral examination requires understanding of concepts and theoretical approaches and their comparison, explanation and conection, application of concepts and theoretical approaches to social reality.

Final course grade is formed as a grade point average of grades realised in mid-term examinations or written examination and the grade received for oral examination.