2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

SOC 275 - Poverty and Social Welfare

This course examines how Americans, both in the distant and recent past, have viewed the poor and conceptualized the problem of poverty. It also investigates the relevant cultural, economic and political factors that help to explain U.S. social policy development. The roles that social activists, intellectuals, and social welfare specialists have played in framing poverty as a social problem and in raising awareness about poverty are also explored. Finally, the course investigates how poor people have worked collectively to respond to their circumstances and to the policies that have shaped their lives.

Prerequisite: SOC 100  or  SOC 136  
1 semester 3 credits.