First Year Seminar (SS)
Session
Regular Academic Session
Class Number
5830
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Graded
Topic
Poverty Amidst Plenty: The Economics of American P
Description
Class Attributes
First Year Seminar
Social Sciences (GEP)
Social Sciences (GFR)
Notes
This is a hybrid course with one in person class meeting on Tuesdays. The remainder of the course will be conducted on line. First Year Seminars are open to all students in their first year at UMBC. Poverty amidst Plenty: The American Story is not an oft-quoted word in USA. Nonetheless, the phenomenon of poverty is worth exploring especially in the backdrop of the Great Recession that US has recently experienced. With continuing unemployment and increasing costs of living, more and more families have to choose between necessities like health care, child care, and even food. This seminar will examine the nature and extent of poverty in the U.S., its causes and consequences, and the poverty alleviation measures adopted through government programs and policies.
Class Actions
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Nandita Dasgupta
Meets
Tu 8:30am - 9:45am
Dates
01/28/2019 - 05/14/2019
Room
Math & Psychology 102
Instruction Mode
Hybrid
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
6
Seats Open
14
Class Capacity
20
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
5