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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Special Topics- Introduction to Social Welfare


Critical introduction to various conceptions of "welfare" across contexts, exploring notions of deservingness and entitlement, various methods of provision, changes in programs over time, as well as the ways that welfare programs create, reproduce, and mitigate enduring inequalities. Each course unit will include historical and contemporary issues related to the topic to provide students with a sense of the origin of welfare programs and provision methods, in addition to gaining a crystallized understanding of the current welfare state in the U.S.
Course Details

Winter 2021

Base Cost: $1,206 ($402/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: Dec 07, 2020
End date: Jan 16, 2021
Last day to add: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to drop: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Dec 31, 2020