Social Policy and Public Service (SPPS)

Courses

SPPS 40. Social Policy and Public Service. 4 Units.

An introduction to the basic theories and principles of public policy. Students examine various influences on the development of public policy and the principle actors in the process, and learn to identify tools and techniques employed in policy making.

Same as SOC SCI 40.

(III)

SPPS 70A. Race and Ethnicity. 4 Units.

Focuses on racial and ethnic relations in the United States and compares them with those found in other societies. Analyzes the conditions that favor either cooperation and integration or rivalry, tension, and conflict. Appraises strategies for reducing and resolving conflicts.

Same as SOCIOL 63.

(VII)

SPPS 101A. Immigration, Nation, and Media. 4 Units.

Examines media shapes and reflects public opinion on immigration and its representation of immigrants, citizens, and ideas about the nation, and who belongs and who is a potential threat; as well as the relationship between scholars and journalists.

Same as CHC/LAT 123, ANTHRO 125U.

SPPS H190A. Honors Research Workshop. 4 Units.

Student develops a 10–15-page prospectus of research for the honors thesis which includes: the research question, literature review, methods of investigation, and bibliography. Student selects a faculty mentor who will supervise thesis research and writing in winter and spring.

Same as SOC SCI H190A.

Restriction: Social Science Majors only. Social Policy/Public Service Majors only. Social Science Honors students only.

SPPS H190B. Honors Thesis Research. 4 Units.

The student initiates and completes data collection for the honors thesis. A faculty mentor provides supervision and feedback on thesis chapters.

Prerequisite: SOC SCI H190A or SPPS H190A

Same as SOC SCI H190B.

SPPS H190C. Honors Thesis. 4 Units.

The student completes, with the approval of the faculty mentor, an honors thesis containing: statement of the problem, literature review, research hypotheses, methods of investigation, results, discussion, and bibliography.

Prerequisite: SOC SCI H190B or SPPS H190B. Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Same as SOC SCI H190C.

(Ib)

SPPS 193A. Field Studies in Social Policy and Public Service. 4 Units.

Advanced training in qualitative and ethnographic research centered on community service. Students pursue field studies at nonprofit agencies (200 hours) to understand current social problems in underrepresented and underserved communities. Through field placement, students apply theory to practice.

Prerequisite: (SOC SCI 70C or SOCIOL 63) and SOC SCI 170A. Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Same as SOC SCI 193A.

Restriction: Social Policy/Public Service Majors only.

SPPS 193B. Field Studies in Social Policy and Public Service. 4 Units.

Advanced training in qualitative and ethnographic research centered on community service. Students pursue field studies at nonprofit agencies (200 hours) to understand current social problems in underrepresented and underserved communities. Through field placement, students apply theory to practice.

Prerequisite: SOC SCI 193A

Same as SOC SCI 193B.

SPPS 193C. Field Studies in Social Policy and Public Service. 4 Units.

Advanced training in qualitative and ethnographic research centered on community service. Students pursue field studies at nonprofit agencies (200 hours) to understand current social problems in underrepresented and underserved communities. Through field placement, students apply theory to practice.

Prerequisite: SOC SCI 193B

Same as SOC SCI 193C.

SPPS 193CW. Field Studies in Social Policy and Public Service. 4 Units.

Advanced training in qualitative and ethnographic research centered on community service. Students pursue field studies at nonprofit agencies (200 hours) to understand current social problems in underrepresented and under-served communities. Through field placement, students apply theory to practice.

Prerequisite: SOC SCI 193B

Same as SOC SCI 193CW.
Overlaps with SPPS 193C.

Restriction: Social Science Majors only.

(Ib)

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