WGST 3122 Current Issues in Social Welfare Policy

3 hours; 3 credits

Examines the re-organization of the US welfare state in the late 20th and early 21st century. Locates the social welfare system in relation to larger social and political struggles over economic and political power, labor markets, and social inequality. Examines the connections between changes in social welfare policy, the relationship between the state, markets, and corporations, and the impact of changing social welfare policies on low income urban communities. Situates social welfare policy in relation to the maintenance of and changes in class, race, and gender stratification, and changes in the social construction of race and gender over time. This course is the same as Sociology 3303.

Prerequisite and/or co-requisite: Core Curriculum 1230 with a grade of B- or higher, or Core Studies 3 with a grade of B- or higher, or SOCY 1101, or WGST 1001.


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