ABOUT

At the start of the millennium, widespread global poverty has emerged as one of the most pressing social problems of our times. The Blum Poverty Track within the Civic and Community Engagement Minor brings together students from across majors and disciplines to explore poverty, inequity, and social enterprise through coursework and practical field experience.

The objective of this poverty track is to equip and empower students to engage with global poverty and inequality in imaginative and effective ways. Given the complexity of global poverty issues and the vigorous debates around poverty alleviation strategies, we aspire to support new generations of innovators, activists, and scholars as they work through their own role and place within these persistent challenges and build the skills and sensibilities capable of addressing these issues.

Over 200 students enrolled and completed the first offering of the Global Poverty and Inequality online course. The Minor with the poverty track gives students a concrete next step in their poverty and service-focused education.

Students who have declared the Civic and Community Engagement Minor, poverty track will be given priority consideration for field study experiences such as the Global Service Scholars program.

REQUIREMENTS

To complete the Civic & Community Engagement Minor, students must complete:

  • Introduction to Civic and Community Engagement (UNI STU 10)
  • Doing Research in the Community (UNI STU 100)
  • 4 Upper-Division elective courses from the approved list
  • Field experience or approved internship
To complete the Poverty Track of the Civic & Community Engagement Minor, students must complete:

  • Introduction to Civic and Community Engagement (UNI STU 10)
  • Doing Research in the Community (UNI STU 100)
  • Global Poverty and Inequality in the 21st Century, online (PP&D 115)
  • 3 Upper-Division elective courses from the approved list
  • Field experience or approved internship (8 units)

DECLARING THE MINOR

Ready to declare the minor? Declaring the Minor or Poverty Track is not required, but allows students to access resources that assist in selecting field experience, gain priority admission to Track core courses and the Global Service Scholars program, and receive information on events and opportunities relevant to addressing global poverty and inequality.

CCE MINOR

  • To help plan your academic requirements for the CCE Minor, use this Declaration Worksheet. *Note: worksheet does not include unit requirements. Make sure to track completion of required units.
  • Once complete, submit your application through this Minor Declaration Google Form.

 

POVERTY TRACK

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Minor

Declaring the Minor or Poverty Track is not required, but allows students to access resources that assist in selecting field experience, gain priority admission to Track core courses and the Global Service Scholars program, and receive information on events and opportunities relevant to addressing global poverty and inequality.


If you intend to complete the Minor or Poverty Track, you can declare it in order to access resources that assist in selecting field experience and receive information on events and opportunities relevant to addressing global poverty and inequality.

When ready to declare, first use this Declaration Worksheet as a tool to outline your coursework and schedule.

Once complete, submit your Declaration online via the Google Form.


The list of approved courses includes a wide variety of course offerings, topics, and levels. If a particular course is not listed but has clear relevance to engagement beyond the classroom, you may be able to petition to substitute it for an elective.

To petition, you must contact the Faculty Director of the Minor with an explanation of why you are making the request and how you feel the course demonstrates its relevance to the Minor. The Director will then follow up with a decision regarding the petition.