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March 30, 2017 at 11:15 am

Fall 2017 | Wealth and Poverty Certificate Offers Menu of Courses

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The Wealth and Poverty Certificate addresses the growing challenges of inequality and poverty in society, both locally and globally, asking questions like Why are some so rich and some so poor? Why is there inequality in the world? What would be the cost of growing inequality? How could we fight poverty together in our community?

Students complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in the theme. The following courses are offered in Fall 2017.

Fall 2017 Wealth and Poverty Courses

Introduction Course

Students choose one.

  • AAS 1060 Introduction to African American Studies
  • GEOG 1310 Globalization and the Developing World
  • HIST 1330 Introduction to World History Since 1750
  • POLS 2300 Democracies and Dictatorships around the World
  • SOC 2300 Social Inequalities and Social Change
  • SW 1000 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

Service Learning Course

Students choose one. Students may request a course substitution, when their participation in an internship, study abroad, or volunteer abroad involves a minimum of 10 hours of community outreach service activities.

  • CFS 4660 Transitions in Development: Middle and Later Life
  • ECON 3010 Economics of Altruism
  • ECON 3120 Economics of Poverty
  • SW 2601 Social Welfare Overview and Trends

Capstone Seminar

Students take the Capstone Seminar in their final year of the certificate degree.

  • T3 4400 Seminar in Wealth and Poverty

Elective Courses

Students are required to take a minimum of three elective courses from two or more departments and at least two courses at the 3000-level or above. Courses that are counted toward either Introduction or Service Learning cannot be double-counted for electives.

  • AAS 1060 Introduction to African American Studies
  • HIST 3270 Slavery in the Americas
  • AAS 2540 History of Injustice in the United States
  • IHS 2210 Introduction to Global Health
  • JOUR 3200 Ethics, Mass Media, and Society
  • MDIA 2012 Media, Communication and Social Change
  • BIOS 2750 Ecology in the 21st Century
  • BIOS 4440 Tropical Disease Biology
  • CFS 4660 Transitions in Development: Middle and Later Life
  • MGT 3700 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • PBIO 1030 Plants and People
  • ECON 3010 Economics of Altruism
  • ECON 3120 Economics of Poverty
  • POLS 1500 Themes in Global Politics
  • POLS 2300 Democracies and Dictatorships Around the World
  • ECON 3520 Economic History of the United States
  • EDCS 1011 Introduction to Diversity Studies
  • EDCS 4001 Democracy, Diversity & Education
  • GEOG 1310 Globalization and the Developing World
  • SOC 2300 Social Inequalities and Social Change
  • GEOG 3270 Social Geographies
  • SOC 3090 Sociology of Appalachia
  • GEOG 3290 World Economic Geography
  • SOC 3300 Sociology of Poverty
  • SOC 3310 Class and Inequality
  • GEOG 3350 Geography of Latin America
  • SOC 4140 Contemporary Social Movements
  • GEOG 3380 Geography of Asia
  • SW 2601 Social Welfare Overview and Trends
  • HIST 1330 Introduction to World History: Since 1750

For more information on the certificate, contact: Dr. Yeong Kim, Associate Professor of Geography and theme coordinator.

To sign up for the certificate: pick up the Application for Update of Program(s) form from Kim, and then complete and submit it to your college’s Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs.

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