The social policy minor brings an interdisciplinary focus to the many social problems facing a city such as Baltimore and the nation as a whole and encourages the search for policy solutions to those problems.
Introduction to Social Policy and Inequality: Baltimore and Beyond (360.247) is cross-listed in the departments of economics, political science, and sociology. The course is open to all undergraduates and is a required course for the social policy minor.
In addition to the introductory course, students are offered a range of 300-level elective courses across the three disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology. Students wishing to complete the minor then apply for an intensive semester experience in either Baltimore or Washington, D.C., in the spring of their junior year. The intensive semester combines small, interdisciplinary classes with an internship experience in the social policy field. Fifteen students are accepted at each location, with priority given to students majoring in economics, political science, or sociology. Finally, all students participate in a senior capstone seminar.