CISS-1200 : Poverty in America

Contemporary Issues in Soc Sci | College of Arts and Sciences | UG

  • LSAP Goal 2 Response to the Cry of the Poor
  • LSAP Goal 3 Ecological Economics
  • LSAP Goal 7 Community Resilience and Empowerment
  • 1 No Poverty
  • 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

About this Course

This course is an Introductionduction to economic, political, and theoretical ways of understanding poverty and wealth in the United States. Students will examine historical and contemporary causes of poverty, consider the impact of poverty for individuals and society, and evaluate options and barriers for reform.