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Author: Jennifer Warlick
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Introduction to Poverty Studies" in the Poverty Studies interdisciplinary minor. This gateway course introduces students to academic research about the nature, causes, and consequences of poverty. Throughout, the readings and lectures reveal the collaboration across the various disciplines, enhances our understanding of what it means to be poor and of the array of interlocking problems that lead to poverty, and guides the formulation of policies to prevent and alleviate poverty. Equal emphasis is given to poor citizens of the United States and developing nations.
Photo by Aiden Jones of slum life in Sri Lanka

INTRODUCTION TO POVERTY STUDIES

Professor Jennifer Warlick, Ph.D.

Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor
University of Notre Dame

Course Structure: 75 minute classes - twice a week

Photo credit: Aiden Jones. Some rights reserved.

Course Description

The gateway course introduces students to academic research about the nature, causes, and consequences of poverty. Throughout, the readings and lectures reveal the collaboration across the various disciplines, enhances our understanding of what it means to be poor and of the array of interlocking problems that lead to poverty, and guides the formulation of policies to prevent and alleviate poverty. Equal emphasis is given to poor citizens of the United States and developing nations.

Additional and/or updated course materials may be found at the professor's website: http://www.nd.edu/~jwarlick/courses.html

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