Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability
- Academic Division: The College
- Academic Programs: About the Minor
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Poverty is one of today's most pressing moral and social problems. The Shepherd Program integrates thought and action to prepare students from different majors, career paths, and political perspectives to understand and address the causes and consequences of poverty.
Students weave together poverty-related courses across campus (economics, education, law, philosophy, politics, sociology, and more) and hands-on service and internship experiences across the county, the country, and the world to supplement their major areas of study. Those pursuing a minor in poverty studies also undertake capstone research projects that connect their concerns about poverty and inequality with their future civic and professional lives.