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APSY 6397 Social Issues and Social Policy (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This seminar provides participants with a foundation of knowledge concerning current social policy issues involving children and families in the U.S., with a particular focus on issues related to poverty and disadvantage. Considers how research, politics, and advocacy play a role in the initiation, implementation, and evaluation of policy, and how social policies impact children and families. Seeks to help students explore scientific evidence and social perceptions, and think critically about central social issues and social policies.

Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Gilda Morelli

Prerequisites: Course Open to Seniors, Junior only.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17