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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

URB 310 - Introduction to U.S. Social and Economic Policy (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: None
This course will introduce students to basic economic concepts and political theories that have influenced the development of U.S. social and economic policy. Students will explore the ways national policy and political practice have historically affected the policies and practices of urban government, the structures of urban institutions, and the allocation of resources to urban communities. Students will evaluate how national and local policies address problems created by unequal distribution of income and wealth. In this context, students will discuss such topics as education, housing, health care, employment and labor relations, criminal justice, social welfare, and the environment. Students will also consider the ways globalization has altered the local as well as national economy and the ways in which it has affected social structures and social policies.