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2015-2016 Catalog

A&S 221 Social Welfare Policy and the Safety Net

The term "safety net" commonly refers to a range of public and non-governmental programs and policies aimed at alleviating poverty or protecting individuals and families from experiencing distress and hardship. This course uses a sociological perspective to examine the development, nature, and implications of social welfare policies and programs in the United States. [GM1, SS, W]


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