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Interested in understanding the local around Ohio University area better? Want to know more about historical and contemporary patterns of poverty and underdevelopment in the United States?

Politics of Appalachia

Check out Dr. Barry Tadlock’s course POLS 3060: Politics of Appalachia, which includes field trips to local communities across Ohio. The course is an introduction to Appalachia, its political patterns, and political problems such as politics of poverty and powerlessness. It includes examination of responses to these problems by various levels of government--national, regional, state, and local.

Wealth & Poverty Theme

The Wealth & Poverty curricular theme addresses economic growth, wealth distribution, poverty, inequality, and empowerment issues in both domestic and international settings.