Online Poverty Course Launch and Info Session – 11/4/16

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Global Viewpoint Lounge, UCI Student Center

Join us for an informal coffee hour to learn about PP&D 115: Global Poverty and Inequality in the 21st Century. Blum Center staff will be available to answer questions and provide information on how to enroll in the inaugural course in Winter 2017.

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RSVP online

The 10-week course is entirely online and available to all UC undergraduates. Enrollment space is limited.

Poverty is one of the most complex and pressing issues of our time. This course will offer an introduction to the study of poverty, inequality, and social justice, both in the US and globally, with the goal of preparing students to think critically about the subject.

The study of poverty and inequality will be approached from a multidisciplinary perspective, diving into questions such as “What is poverty? What causes and maintains poverty? How are poverty and inequality alleviated?” and covering topics related to poverty such as education, health, environment, disaster, gender, and technology.

Current undergraduates, Peer Academic Advisors, and staff are invited to attend to learn more about the course and how it can align with students’ academic careers. Attendees are welcome to drop by for any portion of the event.