Most books in social policy tend to be specialised, often puttingforward a particular argument or taking a position. The contrastbetween views and findings from different sources becomes more strikingas more ground is covered, and the wider the ground covered, the betterequipped the student is to deal with the subject. Student ‘readers’are, consequently, worth a special note; these are edited collectionswhich bring together some of the major papers on a subject. They can beinvaluable both as a way of extending one’s range and as a fruitfulsource of arguments and material.
Monographs, pamphlets and working papers. One of theundesirable side-effects of using academic referees is to delaypublication. This, coupled with pressure to present material in anappropriate academic framework, means that books and journals arerarely able to carry basic research reports. Much of this kind ofmaterial appears instead in small and ephemeral publications, producedby academic institutions (e.g. the ), research agencies (the ), charitable foundations (the ), campaigning groups (the ) and public sectoragencies. Some of the most important papers in social policy haveappeared in this kind of format. It used to be difficult to track itdown, but the growth of the Internet has made this kind of materialmuch more accessible.
The material which is selected has to be closely related to theproblem being studied. Topics in social policy are large and complexenough to overlap with a range of topics which have little directrelationship to each other: studies of 'community care' or 'causes ofpoverty' can be understood and investigated in such different termsthat there is almost no point of contact between the differentliteratures. The difficulty this poses in social policy is that a goodcoverage of a problem area may still fail to address some of theimportant issues for policy. Equally, many of the problems which arebeing addressed are multi-faceted. A systematic approach considers eachof the different aspects in turn.
Viewed within the framework of present day social constructionist theory or simply post- theory, the current essay Close but not Deep: Literary Ethics and the Descriptive Turn show how both Critical Hermeneutics and Descriptive Sociology disavow Traditional Humanist categories....
Part of the purpose of studying social policy is to prepare studentsfor work in public service, where the primary form of writtenpresentation is a report rather than an essay. Reports differ fromessays in the style of presentation. There is no "introduction" assuch, but there will be an executive summary - a precise and briefsummary of what is in the following text; paragraphs are numbered, toallow for referencing and specific discussion; and instead ofconclusions, there may be recommendations.
The Forestry major at UGA is regarded as one of the top five forestry programs in the country. It is the only 4-year degree program in Georgia accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and meets the educational requirements for the SAF Certified Forester credential. The curriculum provides a sound understanding of forest ecosystems, the different worldviews and utilization of the forest, and management tools and concepts applied in forest conservation. Students develop critical thinking skills through hands-on field experience, teamwork, problem analysis, and an active internship program. Within the major, students choose from several areas of emphasis: Forest Management, Forest Business, Forest Recreation, Forest Biology, Urban Forestry, Forest Policy, or Wood Products.
24. Delphy, C and Leonard, D. 1992. Familiar Exploitation: A New Analysis of Marriage in Contemporary Western Societies. Cambridge: Polity Press. (Chapters 1, 4 and 9).
3. Cooper, F. and Randall P. (eds.). 1997. International Development and the Social Sciences: Essays on the History and Politics of Knowledge. Berkeley: University of California Press. (Selected chapters).
A strong emphasis is placed on using community-oriented service learning projects to provide experience integrating engineering with political and societal constraints, both locally and abroad. Co-op allowances are also available for students to pursue alternating semesters of full-time, off-campus professional work experience in designated industries, agencies, and laboratories.
In addition to core German language courses, students receive guidance from a faculty mentor to devise a curriculum geared towards specific career goals and intellectual interests. The department is comprised of specialists in the major areas of German Studies who integrate language teaching with German literature, linguistics, film, history, philosophy, and culture studies as well as important aspects of contemporary German society, business, and politics. Students acquire critical tools to undertake independent inquiries into the field of German, form their own questions about cultural specificity and difference, and are highly encouraged to study abroad.
Criminal Justice studies at UGA is an interdisciplinary program jointly sponsored by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). As such, the major takes an academic (as opposed to a practitioner) approach by placing an emphasis on the substantive disciplines that help to inform the study and analysis of crime. Courses for the Criminal Justice Studies Program are offered by the cooperating departments of the two schools. These include political science, sociology, psychology, and others.
''I am the current president of the Georgia Museum of Art Student Association. Our free student night events at the Georgia Museum of Art that have been hugely successful. Working with the wonderful people at the museum has been such a valuable experience for me from the start. I am currently beginning work for a local collector helping to manage a private art collection. This will include photographing artworks, archiving, and doing research about certain artworks and artists. Soon I hope to be doing studio visits and conducting video interviews with artists in the community, which I am very excited about!''
In addition to core German and Russian language courses, students receive guidance from a faculty mentor to devise a curriculum geared towards specific career goals and intellectual interests. The department is comprised of specialists who integrate language teaching with literature, linguistics, film, history, philosophy, and culture studies as well as important aspects of both nation’s contemporary society, business, and politics. Students acquire critical tools to undertake independent inquiries into the field of German and Russian, form their own questions about cultural specificity and difference, and are highly encouraged to study abroad.