Poverty, Policy, and Social Inclusion

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Course Number



E. Kane

Course Long Title

Poverty, Policy, and Social Inclusion

Cross Listed Courses


This seminar explores debates in the research and policy literature on poverty and intersecting inequalities, particularly in the United States. Topics include policy related to housing, health, education, and food access; care work; and the integration of work and family. These topics are addressed with attention to social inclusion and exclusion on the basis of systemic inequalities, including race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation, as well as critical analysis of neoliberal approaches to poverty policy. Prerequisites: INDS/AFR/AMST/GSS 250 or SOC 205 or SOC 250 or GSS/SOC 270.

Writing Credit


INDS Program Relationship

IDAM - AMST Program, IDGS - GSS Program

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

Normally offered every other year