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
One of the following: ECON 180, ECON 210, or ECON 247
One of the following: ANTH 120, ANTH 202, HCA 255, REL 130, REL 221, the second POLS course above, study abroad in a developing country, or service learning in a developing country.