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

PS 385 - Urban Society and the Welfare State

Recommended prior coursework: HIST 150  PS 120  SOC 120   As America has become an increasingly urbanized society, growing numbers of people have become dependent upon governmental assistance to meet certain basic human needs. The result has been the gradual evolution of a welfare state–welcomed by some, resisted by others. This course acquaints students with the nature of current social welfare institutions and activities, provides an understanding of the political milieu that has shaped them over time, develops an awareness of the impact they have had on their recipients and stimulates the beginnings of a value-based personal perspective regarding how an individual should respond to the issues of social justice.