HISTORY Poverty and Homelessness in America II
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Poverty and Homelessness in America II
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Poverty Law : Socio-economic factors play a significant role in an individual's access to justice. Students interested in a public interest career should consider taking 1 or more courses that examine the causes of social, economic and political inequality and consider possible policy interventions.
General course Description:
Students participate in an internship with the Emergency Housing Consortium, the primary agency providing shelter for homeless people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, while learning about homelessness and poverty through readings and discussions. Prerequisite: interview with instructor. Service learning. Students participate in a two quarter internship at a local shelter for homeless individuals or families. Readings include historical, social science, and social commentary literature. Prerequisite: 259A.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law