International Studies | Topic: Global Poverty
I300 | 17779 | Steuer, K.


INTERNATIONAL STUDIES TOPICS: GLOBAL POVERTY: This course will
address the causes and implications of poverty around the globe,
examining various theoretical perspectives and policy
recommendations.  The class will examine the roots of poverty,
focusing on the developing world, and steps that national
governments and international organizations are taking to alleviate
world suffering.  This course is unique in that it is offered in
conjunction with a course at the University of Umeaa in Sweden via
interactive compressed video.
Students will participate in a two-week Global Poverty Conference
simulation during the class.  The Swedish instructor, Dr. Cynthia
Kite, is a political scientist and the course is part of a Peace and
Justice Program in Sweden.