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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 380 - Social Problems and Public Policy

Recommended prior coursework: PS 120  PSY 120  SOC 120   Poverty, sexism, racism, crime, drug abuse and family breakup are examples of major social problems that increasingly concern society. At the same time, government’s responsibility to deal with these social problems has become widely expected. This course acquaints students with the major social problems that have emerged in recent years and familiarizes them with the social policies that government has devised in an attempt to alleviate or remedy those problems. In so doing, it seeks to stimulate a concern about the justice and equity of such policies on individuals and groups in our society.
Prerequisites: SOC 120