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Politics

POLI 319 U.S. Welfare Policy (1)

This course examines the nature and development of welfare policy in the United States, analyzing both the philosophical underpinnings of social provision and the role of politics in shaping and changing the extent of that provision. In addition, we consider the most recent attempts to reform welfare, the obstacles to implementation of new policy, and the efforts of states to address poverty issues.

Prerequisite: POLI 210 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Michaux