This course will examine the forces that shape the distribution of work and income in contemporary society. How have labor movements, immigrant groups, community activists, policy makers, and employer associations structured the labor market and influenced the socio-economic structure of everyday life? How do fiscal and monetary policies interact with the labor question? How do the "culture wars" --and the politics of race and ethnicity, gender, and sexuality influence the direction of social welfare? Drawing on international and historical comparisons, and reviewing recent public policy initiatives, the course will help students assemble the theoretical and empirical basis for critical social policy analysis.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: SOC151 Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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