Through a team-based, experiential, and interdisciplinary learning model, small groups of U-M graduate and professional students work with faculty to explore and offer solutions to emerging, complex problems. This course is offered through the Law School’s Problem Solving Initiative and the topics vary by semester.
In the U.S., the federal government funds key social services for the poor. However, individual states — which are rarely the focus of policy debates about social services — are often responsible for overseeing the provision of those services. In this class, multi-disciplinary student teams will focus on challenges to the delivery of social services in Michigan, including programs like Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, and cash assistance. Students will apply problem solving skills, learn from stakeholders and experts, and draw on insights from health sciences, public policy, law, and other fields to develop solutions that improve the delivery of social services to vulnerable populations.
|Instructors:||Nicholas Bagley, Bridgette A. Carr, Jonathan Warsh|
|Topic:||Obstacles to Providing Social Services in Michigan|
|U-M Class #:||34087|
|Time:||Wed 3:15 PM - 6:30 PM|
press escape to closeProgram Type describes the program in which you are pursuing, i.e., residential or online part-time. At this time, residential students may not enroll in online part-time courses and online part-time students may not enroll in residential courses.
press escape to closeFormat refers to the instruction of an offering, i.e., in-person, hybrid, or online.
|Credits:||3 Credit Hours|
|W:||Social Work is not the home dept; home dept in parenthesis, contact home dept with questions|
|T:||PSI - Problem Solving Initiative course|
|Mgmt & Leadership|
|Policy & Political||Elective (Host)|
|Children & Families|
* The course listings below are provided for reference only. These offerings may be subject to change or cancellation.
|Fall 2023||001||Wed||3:15 PM - 6:30 PM||View Course|
|Fall 2023||002||Thu||12:30 PM - 3:30 PM||View Course|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106