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2015-2016 Catalog

A&S 217 Poverty in America

This course considers the nature, causes, and consequences of poverty in America, primarily from a sociological perspective. It examines the measurement, scope, demographics, and dynamics of poverty in the U.S., as well as factors closely connected to poverty, such as low-wage work, neighborhood, family structure, education, violence, and crime. In this course, the experiences of the urban poor will be of particular interest. [GM1, SS]


A&S 102 or A&S 103, or permission of instructor