PUBPOL 710.005

PUBPOL 710.005: Challenges to Delivering Social Services in Michigan

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Winter 2020
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This class is an interdisciplinary problem solving class offered at the Law School through the Problem Solving Initiative (PSI). The federal government funds many crucial social services for the poor. However, individual states -- which are rarely the focus of policy debates about social services -- are usually responsible for overseeing the provision of those services. This course will focus on emerging challenges to the delivery of social services in Michigan, including Medicaid, food stamps, and TANF. Working closely with officials from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, students will devise potential solutions to problems with the administration of state benefits for vulnerable populations.

This class is open to all University of Michigan graduate and professional students. Please note: Non-Law students are responsible for checking with their own schools, colleges, or units to learn if a PSI class will count toward graduation or other departmental requirements.

Non-law graduate/professional students may apply for the course using the PSI application system ( November 4-18, 2019. After the initial application period, students seeking to apply can contact [email protected].