URBST 237 - Social Welfare Policy

Overview

Course Title

Social Welfare Policy

Department(s)

Description

This course examines our government's efforts to address social-economic problems relating to poverty. After an historical overview of the development of welfare programs in this country, the course focuses on measures taken to combat poverty in the contemporary context. Issues such as the relation of welfare to work, teen pregnancy, single-parent households, and immigration are addressed. While the course primarily emphasizes basic income maintenance, it provides a survey of the network of social welfare policies and programs that have been developed in recent years.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Course Schedule