PUBPOL 495

PUBPOL 495.001: Policy Seminar: US Social Policy

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Level
Undergraduate
Term
Winter 2017
Days
Tuesday, Thursday
Time
8:30-10:00 am EDT
Course Section
001
U-M Course Number
19364
Credit Hours
4

US Social Policy will provide students with an understanding of state and federal social welfare policies and the impact they have on special populations, particularly those in poverty. We will examine the theoretical roots and foundations of social welfare policies (how and why do we design policies the way we do?), discuss social welfare policies that address poverty, examine social welfare policies that target specific needs (e.g. nutrition, health, child maltreatment) and also investigate how policies are targeted at special populations (children, the elderly, immigrants).

*This is a core course open to Ford School students only*