Online Poverty Course

PP&D 115: Global Poverty & Inequality in the 21st Century


Poverty is one of the most complex and pressing issues of our time. This course offers an introduction to the study of poverty, inequality, and social justice, both in the US and globally, with the goal of preparing students to think critically about the subject.

The study of poverty and inequality is approached from a multidisciplinary perspective, diving into questions such as “What is poverty? What causes and maintains poverty? How are poverty and inequality alleviated?” and covering topics related to poverty such as education, health, environment, disaster, gender, and technology.

This 4-unit 10-week course is entirely online and available to all UC undergraduates. Enrollment space is limited.

UC Irvine Undergraduates: Search course code 53120 on the UCI Schedule of Classes to see course details for the Spring 2018 term. No authorization code is required.

Undergraduates at other UC campuses: Visit the Cross-Campus Enrollment website for more information. To locate the course, use the search function to select your home campus and the Spring 2018 term.

For questions, please email the Blum Center at