This course examines poverty and inequality in the context of globalization. Through readings, in-class discussion, and in-depth case studies this course will examine the nature and extent of poverty across the world. This course will emphasize the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality, explore both existing and proposed antipoverty policies, and consider policy outcomes of the various public efforts in this area. This course is about current issues in global poverty and inequality. Students will learn what we know about this problem as well as what we do not yet know about this subject. Race, ethnicity, gender, family structure, and religion all play a prominent role in this course and the assigned readings. Semester at Sea offers a unique opportunity for students to explore poverty and inequality questions across varying circumstances while also gaining a deeper understanding of the diversity in public policy efforts directed at solving this problem.
*Note: This class is delivered when lunch is served.
Field WorkCountry: Morocco
Date: April 11, 2020