Global Poverty and Development

Amy McCormick Diduch, coordinator

The global poverty and development minor gives students the tools to understand why some countries are rich and some are poor. Students will compare policy options for increasing incomes and opportunities in the developing world. Poverty in developing countries, as in America, is a function of education, gender, and age, but also of property rights, political voice, and low levels of national income. Poverty may be reduced by increasing economic growth, improving property rights, addressing discrimination against women and girls, and improving access to education.

Requirements for the Minor in Global Poverty and Development

21–24 semester hours
ECON 101
ECON 102
ECON 232
POLS 215
INT 222
One of the following: ECON 210, ECON 215, or ECON 247
One of the following: ANTH 120, ANTH 202, REL 130, or (with permission) another course related to the history, culture or politics of a developing country, study abroad in a developing country, or service learning in a developing country.