About the Minor

2015 - 2016 Catalog

Poverty and Human Capability Studies minor

A minor in poverty and human capability studies requires completion of seven courses as follows. In meeting the requirements of this interdisciplinary minor, a student must use at least nine credits not also used to meet the requirements of any other major or minor.

  1. POV 101 or 103
  2. POV 450 or 453
  3. At least 10 credits (9 credits for those completing POV 103) chosen from among the following:
    ECON 234, 235, 236, 237, 280; EDUC 369; ENGL 260; HIST 271, 354; JOUR 241; PHIL 242; POL 215; POV 102, 241, 295 (LAW 221), 296; PSYC 235; SOAN 202, 228, 266, 290; approved independent-study courses that focus on poverty and human capability; or other course offerings ("related courses" on the Shepherd website) that devote a segment to poverty and enable students to write a paper that addresses poverty and human capability. These "related courses" must be approved in advance by the director of the Shepherd Program and the course instructor.
  4. A capstone study that culminates in a major research paper on a topic proposed by the student that focuses on poverty and human capability. This course will typically be POV 423. It may be an independent study, senior thesis, honors thesis, or WGS 396, when the research projects fit the criteria above and are co-advised by Shepherd Program faculty. These substitute courses must be approved in advance by the director of the Shepherd Program and by the participating instructors.
  1. Take one course from:
  2. Take one course from:
  3. POV 450 or 453

  4. At least 10 credits (9 credits for those completing POV 103) chosen from among the following:
  5. A capstone study that culminates in a major research paper on a topic proposed by the student that focuses on poverty and human capability