GOVT 3012

GOVT 3012

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Poverty is a phenomenon of enduring importance with significant implications for democratic governance. This course explores contemporary poverty in America, with a particular emphasis on its political causes and consequences. What is the proper role of government in addressing poverty? Under what conditions are the poor able to gain power despite their relative lack of privilege? What is the relationship between race and poverty? How do notions of "culture" shape conceptualizations of the poor? We will tackle these questions by drawing on insights from seminal texts in political science and sociology, supplemented with journalistic accounts of poverty.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)
Course Subfield (AM)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3012

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16793GOVT 3012  LEC 001

  • 16794GOVT 3012  DIS 201

  • 16795GOVT 3012  DIS 202

  • 16796GOVT 3012  DIS 203

  • 16797GOVT 3012  DIS 204