POL 330 Urban Policy: Disadvantaged Youth, 3 credits
Who are the disadvantaged youth (AKA, "at-risk youth") and what unique challenges do they face? The factors that might limit an at-risk youth's ability to succeed are identified so that policies, programs, and projects may be better designed to assist. Students are invited to investigate a range of policy solutions to challenges facing at-risk youth including food insecurity, parental support, health care, housing, drugs/crime/violence, foster care, the working poor and child care, primary/secondary education, and higher education/vocational training.
Prerequisite: POL 230