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SOC 1219 Global Poverty

This course focuses on the issue of global poverty. It includes a comparison of relative poverty and absolute poverty. This course specifically examines three areas of global poverty through both a sociological and interdisciplinary perspective(including a comparison of western and nonwestern perspectives). The three areas include an examination of the many hypotheses and theories about the causes of global poverty, an examination of the consequences of poverty at the micro, meso and macro levels, and an examination of the theories and solutions to reduce/solve global poverty.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Apply the various sociological theories to an analysis of poverty.
  • Compare and contrast the solutions for global poverty.
  • Identify global organizations working in the area of global poverty.
  • Discuss the various definitions of poverty used in the literature.
  • Explain the various causes of poverty in the world.
  • Discuss the consequences of living in poverty through an interdisciplinary lens.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3