Course Description

Global Poverty and Inequality, UPPP 115

The course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of poverty, in the US and globally, with a special focus on exploring its relationship to inequality. Students will consider and discuss poverty and inequality from multiple perspectives, examining case studies, broad trends, and empirical evidence. The course will help prepare students to critically analyze complex issues and assess competing programs and policies. It also serves as the gateway to other courses and programs focused on poverty.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Irvine, Planning, Policy, and Design

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
General Education: II - Science and Technology

UC Los Angeles:
Major Requirement: IDS Major / UD elective for Sociology BA

UC Merced:
Units toward your degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle - 1 course towards Social Science; TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Social Science; Muir: 1 course in a Social Sciences theme in "Culture, Society and Social Justice"
Major Requirement: Global Health Major: Medical Humanities Elective
Global Health Minor: Elective
Global Health Departmental Limit of 2 online courses per student in the Major, 1 online course per student in the Minor

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: This course will apply to Area D automatically upon completion

UC Santa Cruz:
Major Requirement: Approved as an elective substitution for Sociology; May be used to satisfy a Community Studies topical requirement, limit one outside course taken to meet major requirements per student.

Prerequisites

None

Course Creators

Richard Matthew

Richard A. Matthew (PhD Princeton) is Associate Dean for International Programs; Professor of Planning, Policy and Design; Director of the UCI Blum Center (http://blumcenter.uci.edu/); Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (www.cusa.uci.edu); and co-Principal Investigator of the FloodRISE Project (http://floodrise.uci.edu), all at the University of California at Irvine. He is also a member of the United Nations Expert Group on Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding, and has served on several UN peacebuilding missions, including two he led in Sierra Leone. He has over 170 publications, including 12 books.

Richard A. Matthew (PhD Princeton) is Associate Dean for International Programs; Professor of Planning, Policy and Design; Director of the UCI Blum Center ( http://blumcenter.uci.edu/ ); Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs ( www.cusa.uci.edu ); and co-Principal Investigator of the FloodRISE Project ( http://floodrise.uci.edu ), all at the University of California at ...

Richard A. Matthew (PhD Princeton) is Associate Dean for International Programs; Professor of Planning, Policy and Design; Director of the UCI Blum Center (http://blumcenter.uci.edu/); Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (www.cusa.uci.edu); and co-Principal Investigator of the FloodRISE Project (http://floodrise.uci.edu), all at the University of California at Irvine. He is also a member of the United Nations Expert Group on Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding, and has served on several UN peacebuilding missions, including two he led in Sierra Leone. He has over 170 publications, including 12 books.


Ruth Gyllenhammer
* To be notified, please provide all requested information
Please enter valid email.

We'll notify you when Global Poverty and Inequality, UPPP 115 becomes available

First Name:*
Last Name:*
Email:*
Term(s) you're interested in:*