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    Macalester College
  Feb 24, 2018
College Catalog 2017-2018

AMST 203 - Politics and Inequality

Cross-Listed as POLI 203  
The readings and assignments in this course are designed to help students understand how social policies and programs contribute to Americans’ lived experiences.  We will examine various theoretical justifications for the policies that constitute the American welfare state, then confront and dissect major strands of the American social safety net to better understand how political institutions and policy mechanisms contribute to both diversity and inequality in individuals’ social, economic and political outcomes (based in race, class, gender, dis/ability, region, political jurisdiction, etc.). Alternate spring semesters. (4 Credits)