College Bulletin 2022-2023 
    Dec 11, 2023  
College Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLS 028. The Urban Underclass and Public Policy (AP)

This course is a critical examination of some of the most pressing (and contentious) issues surrounding the nation’s inner cities today and the urban underclass: the nature, origins, and persistence of ghetto poverty; racial residential segregation and affordable public housing; social organization, civic life, and political participation; crime and incarceration rates; family structure; adolescent street culture and its impact on urban schooling and social mobility; and labor force participation and dislocation. We conclude by examining how these issues impact distressed urban communities, such as the neighboring city of Chester.
Prerequisite: POLS 002
Social Sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for BLST.
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
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