SOCY 3303 Contemporary Urban Social Welfare Policy
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as SOC 32.5.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Development of the US welfare state in the early 20th century. Re-organization of 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 Women's and Gender Studies 32.5.
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] with a grade of B- or higher, or Core Studies 3 with a grade of B- or higher, or Sociology *1101  or permission of the chairperson.