The courses listed under this concentration are offered periodically, and not necessarily on a quarterly or annual basis.
PUBLIC POLICY 
PUB PLC 234: Labor Markets and Social Policy. (4)
Lecture, three hours; outside study, nine hours. Examination of analytical tools and conceptual models needed to understand policies directed toward people in lower tail of income distribution. Concepts include static and dynamic labor supply, labor demand, compensating differentials, human capital, and economic models of immigration and crime. Letter grading.
PUB PLC 271: Urban Poverty, Workforce Development, and Public Policy (4)
Examination of how urban labor markets function, particularly low-skill labor markets, and exploration of how public and private interventions affect outcomes for disadvantaged populations. In first half of course, major theories of low-skill workers' labor market problems in employment and wages; in second half, employment and training programs, policy initiatives and implementation, and new directions in workforce development. Letter grading. Prof. Michael A. Stoll 
PUB PLC M295: Law and the Poor (4)
Designed for graduate students. Study of major income-maintenance programs in the U.S., with emphasis on interaction of moral attitudes toward the poor and structure and implementation of the law, policy, and administration. Current reform consensus and major reforms. Letter grading. Prof. Joel Handler 
PUB PLC M210: Foundations of Social Welfare Policy (4)
Nature, roles, and history of welfare institutions in different societies; applicable social system theory of different components of the welfare system; theory and research about welfare policies and organizational forms. S/U or letter grading. Prof. Yeheskel Hasenfeld 
PUB PLC M211: Public Policy for the Elderly and Their Families (4)
Designed for graduate students. Examination of theoretical models and concepts of policy process and application to aging policy. Analysis of decision-making processes that affect social policies. Description of historical development of contemporary policy. Exploration of current proposals and issues. Letter grading. Prof. Fernando Torres-Gil 
PUB PLC M212: Child Welfare Policy (4)
Development of social policy as it affects families and children from different cultural backgrounds and as it is given form in public child welfare system. Examination of development of an infrastructure to support needs of children and families. S/U or letter grading. Prof. Duncan Lindsey 
PUB PLC M214: Poverty, the Poor, and Welfare Reform (4)
Major policy and research issues concerning poverty and social welfare policy directed toward the poor in the U.S. S/U or letter grading. Prof. Yeheskel Hasenfeld