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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 430 - Social Policy

Units: 4
Contemporary and historical nature of social policy in the United States, emphasizing at-risk populations and disenfranchised groups. Social problems such as homelessness, child abuse, poverty, and immigration.

Equivalent Quarter Course: SOC 3710.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Students will be able to think critically and creatively about social policy in the U.S. Students will apply analytical reasoning to address complex policy challenges and problems.
  2. Students will demonstrate oral and written abilities to effectively communicate and engage in educated, open-minded discussions about social policies.
  3. Students will possess knowledge of cultural differences and an understanding of how power, privilege, and culture produce social inequalities and stigmatization, and how structures of domination are effectively challenged or maintained by social policy.
  4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of national policies and practices that contribute to or alleviate environmental degradation.
  5. Students will demonstrate an ability to critically read, interpret and synthesize abstract sociological arguments and theories regarding social policy.

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