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Instructor: Jennifer Morton. This course meets TR 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. via synchronous remote instruction.

This course will focus on poverty using the multidisciplinary tools of PPE. We will discuss questions such as: What is poverty? What makes poverty unjust (if anything)? What are poverty traps? What role do the poor play in their own poverty? How do gender and race relate to poverty? Are policies that aim to help people escape poverty paternalistic?  Who is obligated to help the poor?

Prerequisite: PHIL/POLI/ECON 384.

This course is for graduating senior PPE minors who have taken the 384 Gateway course and have taken (or are taking) all other courses necessary to complete the PPE minor.

Permission is required to enroll in this course, and our PPE Administrators are here to help! Please email them at for registration assistance.