Sep 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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HSC 423 - Homelessness, Urban Poverty, and Health


Units: 3
Structural factors contributing to homelessness and poverty in US urban populations. Exploration of legal, political, and economic approaches to developing and delivering services at the community level. Evaluation and comparison of local efforts in different metropolitan areas.

Prerequisites: HSC 400.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Recognize common health issues associated with homelessness and poverty, for example, drug addiction, mental illness, malnutrition, etc.
  2. Identify social, political, economic, and/or cultural factors contributing to homelessness and urban poverty in the US.
  3. Compare policy efforts to address homelessness and poverty undertaken by various large cities, including but not limited to: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., etc.
  4. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of policy approaches to addressing homelessness and urban poverty.
  5. Deconstruct common biases and assumptions about the homeless and urban poor.




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