Dec 01, 2022  
2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GPS 6123 - Social Policy & Social Justice

Cross-Listed As: GPS 4123

How are social problems created? How are they addressed? The purpose of this course is to explore the social construction of social problems and their policy responses. Social problems have been created by human beings and continue to be held in place by our consent and our failure to act to change them. This course analyzes key social problems and the social policies designed to address them in the United States. We will analyze the limitations of the social policies we have developed to solve social problems, as well as develop new ideas for more socially just and equitable policies. Contemporary policies will be linked to the historical values, the economic structure, and the legacy of discrimination in the United States, with the goal of promoting policy change that enhances are commitment to social justice. 

3 Hours Lecture
3 Credits

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