GOV 312L • Issues and Policies in American Government
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Fulfills second half of legislative requirement for Government. The course covers what poverty is and why it exists and persists in the US and Texas, and what is done about it terms of public policy. It also takes a quick look at global and Third World poverty.
Two midterms and a final, each a third of grade; each consists of short answers and an essay. An optional paper can be written as well in addition to (not in place of) the exams.
Barbara Eichenreich's Nickel and Dimed. Holt: 2001. Dinittos Social Welfare. 6th Ed. PH: 2004. Isbisters Promises Not Kept. 7th Ed. 2006. Rodgers American Poverty in a New Era of Reform. 2nd Edition. Sharp: 2006.