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SSW160/161 (2013): Introduction to Social Welfare Policy: Social Problems: Background & Analysis

Summer 2013, F. Newdom, T. Ross, Y. Park, A. O'Donnell

Policy Brief Assignment Details

An 8-12 page group  paper on a particular social problem is due the 10th class meeting of the first summer term. The problem will be used as the basis for group policy analysis in second term.

(SSW160 assignment details)

Moodle: 160 Sections

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Sika Berger Pam Skinner
Sika Berger & Pam Skinner
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(413) 585-2960 (Ref.Desk)
sberger@smith.edu or pskinner@smith.edu

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