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Courses - Spring 2024
AASP
African American Studies Department Site
Open Seats as of
05/22/2024 at 03:30 PM
AASP320
Poverty and African American Children
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: AASP320 or AASP298P.
Formerly: AASP298P.
The United States has high levels of child poverty compared to other industrialized nations. Poverty rates are particularly high among African American children. This course focuses on how poverty and race intersect to influence the development of children and youth. Specific topics that we will consider include definitions of poverty, theories about the causes of poverty, racial disparities in child poverty, family functioning in the context of poverty, neighborhood influences, risk and protective processes, and social policies and programs designed to mitigate the impact of poverty.