SOCI V3324 Poverty, Inequality, and Policy: A Sociological Perspective. 4 points.
Not offered during 2019-20 academic year.
Prerequisites: Introductory course in Sociology is suggested.
Examination of poverty, the "underclass," and inequality in the United States. Part 1: The moral premises, social theories, and political interests shaping current debates about the poor. Part 2: A more concrete analysis of the lives of the poor and the causes of family breakdown, the drug economy, welfare, employment, and homelessness.