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.

For questions about the Civic & Community Engagement Minor, contact the CCE Program Coordinator at: cceminor@uci.edu

SPRING 2022 COURSE OFFERING

UPPP 115: Global Poverty & Inequality in the 21st Century
Elective course for the Minor, and required course for the Poverty Track, providing 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. | 4 Units | Meets Tuesdays | Course Code: 53120

REQUIREMENTS


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

  • Introduction to Civic and Community Engagement (UNI STU 10)
  • 5 Upper-Division elective courses from the approved list
  • Field experience or approved internship (4 units)

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

  • Introduction to Civic and Community Engagement (UNI STU 10)
  • Global Poverty and Inequality in the 21st Century, online (UPPP 115)
  • 4 Upper-Division elective courses from the approved list
  • Field experience or approved internship (4 units)

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

  • Introduction to Civic and Community Engagement (UNI STU 10)
  • Leading from Within (UNI STU 85A)
  • Leading Others (UNI STU 85B)
  • 3 Upper-Division elective courses from the approved list
  • Field experience or approved internship (4 units)

DECLARING THE MINOR

Ready to declare the minor? Declaring the Minor or 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.

To ask questions or declare, contact the Civic and Community Engagement Minor Program Coordinator at: cceminor@uci.edu