Details for Global Poverty

Poverty is more than living on less than a dollar a day. Why does the national health and prosperity of some nations continue to decline whilst neighbouring countries grow? Why does the gap between the rich and the poor countries continue to widen?  This unit examines the concept of globalization and the nature and causes of global poverty. The unit involves practical exercises that invite students to reflect on what it means to live in poverty, and explores real world strategies for empowering the poor.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SOC202
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Jacqueline Service

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Global Poverty

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This unit examines the nature and causes of global poverty.

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the multi-faceted nature of global poverty
  2. Outline the interaction between the different dimensions of poverty
  3. Describe the notion of powerlessness as it relates to poverty
  4. Identify and appraise various explanations of the causes of poverty
  5. Critically analyse the impact of globalisation on the world’s poor
  6. Relate strategies for reducing poverty to its nature and causes

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face
  • E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester. This allows for students to complete readings, reflection and assessment and prepare for in-class activities between classes. The hours are the same as for an intensive: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Major Essay 1 (40%)
  • Field Report (20%)
  • Major Essay 2 (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided