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Spring 2014 Semester
Apr 26, 2018
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SOCL 7264 - Urban Poverty and Social Policy
Explores the causes and consequences of poverty and how it is experienced in America’s inner cities. Each week students are required to read a selected text that focuses on a sociological theory or concept related to urban poverty. Topics include employment, family structure, crime and social control, education, culture, and neighborhoods. One of the key objectives is to examine the advantages and disadvantages of various policies designed to address the persistence of poverty and/or its attendant problems and consider the effectiveness of these strategies for poverty reduction at the individual or community level.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Sociology and Anthropology Department

Course Attributes:
GS Col Socl Sci & Humanities

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