Enrollment is limited to 12 students.
This is basically a directed research seminar. Students select topics which have a social policy orientation. Examples include: community-based mental health programs; cultural conflicts between state child protection and Asians; pregnancy and health maintenance organizations; teenage prostitution; gang membership -- who joins, who leaves?; special education; substance abuse; health care cost controls and quality of care; employing the disabled. The class meets to discuss the topics, methods, and findings. There are no other class readings. Attendance is required. It is assumed that students not present at the first meeting have dropped the seminar.