Poverty 101 Winter 2010

38 million Americans experience deep poverty and even more experience various life conditions. This course provides students with an understanding and knowledge necessary for breaking poverty barriers
This course provides a foundation for understanding poverty. Currently, the number one source for education on poverty in America is the media. This course examines poverty as a complex phenomena experienced by individuals and created through the interaction of individuals within social systems. Insights are provided from the point of view of individuals experiencing, and an introductory understanding of how social systems often support and perpetuate poverty and is grounded in theories of the discipline of Communication and Education. Poverty 101 provides the foundation for understanding poverty, Poverty 102 provides education and tools for taking action, and Poverty 103 provides leadership and policy approaches for making systemic change.
January 4th, 2010 8:00 AM   through   March 20th, 2010 12:00 AM
Phone: (503)307-4389