Special Topics - Introduction to Social Welfare

Critical introduction to various conceptions of "welfare" across contexts, exploring notions of deservingness and entitlement, various methods of provision, changes in programs over time, as well as the ways that welfare programs create, reproduce, and mitigate enduring inequalities. Each course unit will include historical and contemporary issues related to the topic to provide students with a sense of the origin of welfare programs and provision methods, in addition to gaining a crystallized understanding of the current welfare state in the U.S.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
927
Sociology
Number: 
SOCIOL 297W
Semester: 
0
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Friday, March 24, 2017
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