Jan 28, 2022  
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GER 3304 - Public Policy, Aging and Society

Credits: 3 hrs
This course provides students with an in-depth examination of how public policy for the aged is formulated on the national, state and local level. Students in this course will be exposed to a variety of critical policy issues, for instance, issues concerning Social Security, the Older American’s Act; and older adult entitlement programs. Students will be challenged to explore the development of the modern welfare state and the impact of globalization on public policy.  Global economic and political forces and social needs will be explored in great detail. Special attention will be given to the distinction between disparities in access to social goods such as housing and health care and disparities in outcomes such as unemployment, poverty and disease.
Pre-requisite(s): GER 2301 minimum grade of C-or undergraduate level of POS 2311 minimum grade of C-