Global Poverty Minor

Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC)
2200 Symons Hall
kenneth@umd.edu
arec.umd.edu

Program Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Leonard

The Global Poverty minor develops an awareness and understanding of the dimensions of global poverty, its causes and consequences, and the scope of policies aimed at poverty alleviation.  Students will discover how incentives, resources, and social and political institutions influence the incidence of poverty across and within countries.  Students in the minor will explore the relationships between poverty and determinants of human welfare such as hunger, health, education and environmental quality.

Students must complete at least 15 credits in the minor from the following categories.

Course Title Credits
One (1) Global Poverty Signature Course from the following list:3
Global Poverty and Economic Development
World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies
One (1) Global Perspectives Signature course from the following list3
Anthropology of Global Health
As the World Turns: Society and Sustainability in a Time of Great Change
International Political Relations
The Study of Comparative Politics
Politics and the Developing World
GVPT289A
GVPT289J
Special Topics in Government and Politics (GVPT289L: Religions, Beliefs, and World Affairs)
Global Environmental Politics
Topics in International Relations
International Development and Conflict Management
Topics in Comparative Politics
Topics in Grand Challenges for Engineering in a Global Context
Global Leadership in Engineering, Business, & Technology
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Leading Global Teams and Engaging Across Cultures in Business, Engineering, and Technology
Global Perspectives of Engineering
Terrorism Studies
Innovations in Counterterrorism
States of Emergency
Innovations in Countering Violent Extremism
Oral Communication for National Security Careers
Financing Terror and Hate
Terrorist Hostage Taking
Three (3) Electives9
Development Geography: Environmental & Social Justice
As the World Turns: Society and Sustainability in a Time of Great Change
Latin America
Global Poverty and Economic Development
World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies
Global Agriculture: Developing Extension Education & Agriculture Technologies in Africa
Anthropology of Global Health
Politics and the Developing World
Economic History, Development and Policy
Economic Development of Underdeveloped Areas
Global Economic Policies
Economics of Poverty and Discrimination
Analysis of Economic Development
Economic Development of Selected Areas
International Crop Production-Issues and Challenges in the 21st Century
Families and Global Health
Maternal, Child and Family Health
Family Inequality
International Political Relations
Politics and the Developing World
GVPT289A
GVPT289J
Global Environmental Politics
International Development and Conflict Management
Honors Seminar (HONR228N: Evaluating Global Development Assistance)
Honors Seminar (HONR228R: Parenting and Poverty: The Effects of Growing Up Poor on Children's Development)
International Nutrition
The Science of Gender in Economics and Development
Introduction to Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Method & Theory in Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Slavery in the Twenty First Century: Combating Human Trafficking
Race, Crime and Criminal Justice
Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies
Poor in America: Health and Wellbeing
Responses to Global Challenges
Introduction to Global Health
Up to 3 elective credits can be from the following (optional, and pending advisor approval):
Study abroad
Internship
Experiential learning related to poverty
Total Credits15

No course may be used to satisfy the requirements of more than one minor.  

A course cannot be used to satisfy two requirements, i.e. a course taken to satisfy either of the signature requirements cannot be used as an elective. However, some of the courses above can be used as electives after signature course requirements are satisfied.

At least 9 credits must be at the 300-400 level.

All courses presented for the minor must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better. Beginning with students matriculating in Fall 2012, to be awarded a baccalaureate degree, students must have a minimum C (2.00) cumulative grade point average across all courses used to satisfy minor requirements.