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SC 240 Overview

This course explores causes and consequences of poverty in America from the perspective of the poor, with special focus on gender, race, and age; review of historical influences on poverty and public policy with emphasis on changes in inequality since World War II; implications for society as a whole of social forces and institutions associated with poverty, such as unemployment, homelessness, crime, health care, family dysfunction, and education; evaluation of alternative social welfare policies from social and ethical perspectives.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • SC