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227.31 sec. 001 - Employment, Social Policy, and the Pandemic (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Catherine Albiston  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Catherine Fisk  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From August 18, 2020
To September 29, 2020

Course Start: August 18, 2020
Course End: September 29, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 34357

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 8
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 11
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

This course will explore how American social welfare policies are tied to employment and what that has meant for economic security and inequality in the United States. We will examine new employment legislation related to Covid-19. We will study the structural challenges of the employment-linked social welfare system and what this has meant for economic security, and racial, gender, and class inequality in the economic downturn and pandemic. The goal will be to understand the failures of the system, especially for low-wage workers, single parents, undocumented workers, and those in nonstandard employment relationships. We will also discuss other countries' approach to similar issues and consider possible policy reforms.

This class is among the special Fall 2020 1L elective seminars designed to give entering 1Ls an extra opportunity to form connections despite our remote form of interaction. In light of that goal, these classes will expect real-time attendance and may not be recorded. These classes will all be graded on a Credit/No Credit basis and total written work requirement will be no more than 8 double-spaced pages.

This course is only open to 1Ls.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Work Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
First Year Courses
General Courses
Social Justice and Public Interest

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