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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
DOC 818 — Women and Employment Policy
Section 001, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course reviews the literature on sex differences from a biological, social, and legal standpoint. Students examine and evaluate the major economic, sociological, and psychological explanations of wage differences and the evidence for these explanations. Finally, students will investigate five areas of public policy: comparable worth, affirmative action, sexual harassment, minority women, and sexual orientation.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

DOC 858 — Poverty and Inequality
Section 001, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course is concerned with analyzing the distribution of economic resources in the United States. It examines the distribution of economic well-being, the sources of inequality, the role of tax-transfer policies in affecting inequality, and options for changing inequality. There are special examinations of welfare reform, homelessness, and intergenerational transmission of poverty.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

DOC 871 — Anthropology and Social Work Seminar
Section 001, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This seminar is a foundation course for students in the joint Anthropology/Social Work Program. The readings bring together social theory and ethnographic accounts of contemporary social issues. Topics, chosen to illustrate the intersection of the two fields and to bring together faculty from both schools, may include medicine and health, human and civil rights, urban neighborhoods, immigration, race, ethnicity, and gender. Beyond the joint Anhtropolgy/Social Work students, the course is expected to attract joint Social Work/social science students from other disciplines, as well as graduate students in anthroplogy, political science, sociology, psychology, economics, and other fields. The course will include events such as guest speakers, works in-progress discussions, reading group, etc.

 
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