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Wealth and Poverty Courses

The Wealth & Poverty Theme curriculum is structured around the following four key elements: an introductory course, a service learning course, the capstone seminar, and elective courses that are offered across the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.

Theme Courses

Common Wealth and Poverty content is shared across all introductory courses that provide a broad overview of wealth, poverty and inequality issues within and between countries.

  • AAS 1060 Introduction to African American Studies (fall, spring, summer)
  • GEOG 1310 Globalization and the Developing World (fall, spring, summer)
  • HIST 1330 Introduction to World History Since 1750 (fall, spring, summer)
  • POLS 2300 Democracies and Dictatorships around the world (fall)
  • SOC 2300 Social Inequalities and Social Change (spring)
  • SW 1000 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare (fall, spring)

Service Learning Course

The Service Learning component is designed to enable students to integrate what they learn in the classroom with direct community engagement (at least 10 hours). All Service Learning courses require students to participate in organized activities that meet on- and off-campus community needs such as caregiving to the homeless and the elderly. Students may request a course substitution, when their participation in an internship, study abroad, or volunteer abroad involves a minimum of 10 hours of community outreach service activities.

  • ECON 3010 Economics of Altruism (fall)
  • ECON 3120 Economics of Poverty (spring)
  • CFS 4660 Transitions in Development (fall)
  • SW 2601 Social Welfare (fall, spring)

Capstone Seminar

Students complete the theme by taking the following seminar:

  • T3 4400 Seminar in Wealth and Poverty (fall, spring)

Tier I Quantitative Skills (1M)

  • MATH 1250 Introductory Game Theory
  • PSY 2110 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (fall, spring, summer)

Applied Sciences and Mathematics (Tier 2AS)

  • GEOG 2680 Introduction to GIS and Mapping Sciences (fall, spring, summer)
  • GEOL 2150 Environmental Geology (fall)
  • GEOL 2310 Water and Pollution (summer)
  • PBIO 1030 Plants and People (fall, spring, summer)
  • PBIO 2060 Sustainable Agriculture (fall, spring, summer)

Cultural Perspectives (Tier 2CP)

  • GEOG 1310 Globalization and the Developing World (fall, spring, summer)
  • HIST 1330 Introduction to World History Since 1750 (fall, spring, summer)
  • HIST 2460 The Rise of Modern Asia (summer)
  • HIST 3410 History of Africa to 1850

Humanities and Literature (Tier 2HL)

  • AAS 1100 Introduction to African American Literature (summer)
  • CLAS 2310 Human Aspirations Among the Greeks and Romans (spring)
  • ENG 2100 Critical Approaches to Fiction and Non-Fiction (when taught by Joseph McLaughlin) (spring)

Natural Sciences (Tier 2NS)

  • BIOS 2750 Ecology in the 21st Century
  • PBIO 1000 Plants and the Global Environment (fall, spring, summer)

Social Sciences (Tier 2SS)

  • POLS 1500 Themes in Global Politics (fall, spring)
  • POLS 2500 International Relations (fall, spring)
  • SW 1000 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare (fall, spring)

A&S Humanities

  • AAS 2110 African American Literature II: Black Writing of the 20th and 21st Centuries (fall, spring, summer)
  • AAS 3100 Postmodern Blackness: Identity and Culture in Contemporary African American Literature
  • AAS 3170 Black Transnational Literature: Caribbean and Transcultural African American Writing
  • AAS 3800 African American Education
  • AAS 4693 Legal Policy and Disparities in the American Health Care System
  • CLWR 4330 Political Islam (spring)
  • ENG 3140 Nineteenth Century British Literature (when taught by Joseph McLaughlin) (spring)
  • ENG 3830 Politics and Literacy: Issues of Race, Class and Gender (spring)
  • ENG 4600 Special Topics (when taught by Ayesha Hardison, Joseph McLaughlin) (spring)
  • ENG 3550 World Literature (when taught by Ghirmai Negash) (spring)
  • HIST 3140 Pop/High Culture in 20th Century America (spring)
  • HIST 3543 Modern Christianity
  • JPN 3480 Readings in Japanese Culture I (spring)
  • JPN 3490 Readings in Japanese Culture II
  • FR 4511 Francophone Literature and Culture of Africa and the Caribbean
  • PHIL 4440 Philosophy of Marxism
  • WGSS 4100 Global Feminisms (spring)
  • WGSS 4110 Women and Globalization (fall)

A&S Natural Sciences

  • CHE 4000 Chemical Engineering Professional and Ethical Issues (fall)
  • GEOG 4730 Principles of GIS (fall)
  • GEOG 4760 Geographic Information Analysis (spring)
  • GEOL 1350 Natural Disasters (fall, spring)
  • PBIO 2470 Biomes of the World (spring, summer)
  • PBIO 2840 Introduction to Global Studies in Plant Biology seminar
  • PBIO 3220 Tropical Plant Ecology (spring)
  • PBIO 3330 Restoration Ecology (spring)
  • PSC 1010 Physical World
  • PSC 1350 Energy in a Modern World

A&S Social Sciences

  • AAS 2200 Introduction to Black Political Economy (spring)
  • AAS 2250 History of the African American Worker (spring)
  • AAS 3400 The African American Community Since World War II
  • AAS 2540 History of Injustice in the United States
  • AAS 3640 Comparative Study of Injustice
  • AAS 4400 The Black Child
  • AAS 4693 Legal Policy and Disparities in the American Health Care System
  • AAS 4820 The Black Family
  • ANTH 3400 Applied Anthropology
  • ANTH 3500 Economic Anthropology
  • ANTH 3770 Peasant Communities
  • ECON 3200 Labor Economics (fall)
  • ECON 3500 Development Economics (spring)
  • ECON 3510 Agricultural Development (fall)
  • ECON 3520 Economic History of the United States
  • ECON 4760 Economics of Korea, Japan, and SE Asia (summer)
  • ECON 4740 Economics of Latin America (spring)
  • GEOG 3250 Political Geography (fall)
  • GEOG 3260 Urban Geography (spring)
  • GEOG 3270 Social Geographies
  • GEOG 3290 World Economic Geography (fall)
  • GEOG 3310 Geography of Africa (spring)
  • GEOG 3330 Appalachia: Land and People (spring)
  • GEOG 3350 Geography of Latin America (fall)
  • GEOG 3380 Geography of Asia (summer)
  • GEOG 3400 Geography of Development (fall)
  • GEOG 3410 Geography of Hunger and Food Security (spring)
  • GEOG 4210 Community Geography
  • GEOG 4480 Migration and Development
  • HIST 2300 Capitalism and Its Critics: An Intellectual History
  • HIST 3170 Survey of Ohio History
  • HIST 3018 History of the American South to 1900 (spring)
  • HIST 3230 Latin American History: The Colonial Era
  • HIST 3231 Latin American History: From Independence to the Present (spring, summer)
  • HIST 3270 Slavery in the Americas
  • HIST 3330 Oil, the Persian Gulf, and World Power (spring)
  • HIST 3411 History of Africa Since 1850 (fall)
  • HIST 3742 The Cold War, 1941 1989 (spring)
  • HIST 3100 Emergence of the Modern US: Progressive Era and Roaring Twenties
  • HIST 3102 The Age of FDR: The US during the great depression and World War II
  • HIST 3106 History of American Conservatism (spring)
  • HIST 3220 1960s in the US: Decade of Controversy (fall)
  • HIST 3232 History of Brazil (spring)
  • INST 2100 Africa's Children (spring)
  • POLS 3060 Politics of Appalachia (spring)
  • POLS 3200 Urban Politics (fall, spring)
  • POLS 3540 Different approaches to American foreign policy
  • POLS 4340 Government and Politics of Latin America (fall)
  • POLS 4400 The Politics of Developing Areas (fall, spring)
  • POLS 4410 African Politics
  • POLS 4497 Capitalism and Democracy
  • POLS 4600 International Political Economy (spring)
  • POLS 4739 Politics of Race (fall, spring)
  • POLS 4630 African International Relations
  • POLS 4752 Politics of Intersectionality
  • POLS 4753 American Whiteness
  • POLS 4754 Black Political Thought (fall, spring)
  • POLS 4756 The Politics of Visibility (fall)
  • SOC 3090 Sociology of Appalachia (fall, spring)
  • SOC 3290 Race and Ethnic Relations (fall, spring)
  • SOC 3300 Sociology of Poverty (fall)
  • SOC 3310 Class and Inequality (fall, spring)
  • SOC 3350 Economic Sociology
  • SOC 4140 Contemporary Social Movements (spring)
  • SOC 4240 Urban Sociology
  • SOC 4320 Political Sociology (spring)
  • SOC 4330 Sociology of Work (spring)
  • SOC 4650 Social Change (fall)
  • SW 3203 International Social Work and Social Welfare
  • SW 3602 Social Welfare Policy (spring)
  • SW 4223 Child Welfare I (fall)
  • SW 4224 Child Welfare II (spring)