Winona State University
Senior University: The Poverty Problem: A Sociological Perspective
#: 4300001   ID: CECT 0301   Section: 45  
Poverty is a problem. Not only for the individuals and families struggling to make ends meet, but also for society. In this 4-week course we will discuss how poverty is measured, the social causes of poverty, and the individual and social consequences of poverty. We will also discuss the current and recent policies addressing poverty, and proposals to reduce poverty in the United States. We will conclude the course with a discussion of the book $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin and Luke Schaefer. For a good overview of the topic, also consider Poverty in America by John Iceland (3rd ed.).

Dr. Aurea K. Osgood is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Winona State University. She teaches primarily courses on the 
sociology of families, poverty, demography, and social research methods. Her research focuses on poverty, food insecurity and 
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3:30 PM
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Dates & Times:
09/22/2020   3:30PM - 5:30PM Online
09/29/2020   3:30PM - 5:30PM Online
10/06/2020   3:30PM - 5:30PM Online
10/13/2020   3:30PM - 5:30PM Online