2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPLCY 3552 Social Policy

This course analyzes major policies in the U.S. that provide for individuals' and groups' social welfare. Major emphasis is on income supplementation and poverty policies, including welfare and social security; health policies, criminal justice policies and family and child welfare policies. Students engage in critical analysis of policies, especially in terms of who is well served, who is not and what policies need development and change. Comparisons are made to social policies in other nations and students critically evaluate U.S. policies. Prerequisite: CHMSR 2551 or permission of the instructor.




Prerequisite for Human Services and Counseling majors: CHMSR 2551 or permission of instructor. No prerequisite for other majors.