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New York, New York City: Wealth and Poverty - Winter
New York, New York, United States;
|Restrictions:||Elon applicants only|
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|Class Eligibility:||2-Junior and Above||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Language Prerequisite:||None||Language(s) of Instruction:||All courses in English|
|Course Prerequisite(s):||None||Housing Options:||Shared Hostel/Hotel|
|Program Type:||Study USA - Winter||Internship Option:||No|
|Volunteer/Service Opportunities:||No||Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:||04|
|Program Capacity:||15||Program Advisor/Manager:||Phil Smith|
|Program Leader 1:||Toddie Peters|
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GST 416 US: Wealth & Poverty
Students in this course will examine how economic globalization exacerbates the divide between the rich and the poor in contemporary society and engage in a moral critique of the increasing disparities between wealth and poverty in our world. To that end, we will examine they ways in which people experience aspects of wealth and poverty in our world, by reading relevant philosophical and ethical resources, working with the Poverty Initiative (a grassroots organization working to end poverty in the US), and meeting with representatives of UN agencies and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in New York City. This couse fulfills upper level GST requirement and is open to students in ther third and fourth years of study.
TENTATIVE Course schedule:
Jan. 6-10 – classes on campus
Jan. 11 – train to NY
Jan. 12 – free day in NY
Jan. 13-14 – Poverty Initiative in NY
Jan. 15-17 – Presbyterian Church USA (NGO) UN office
Jan. 18 – train to Burlington
Jan. 20 – mandatory service day – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Jan. 21-27 – classes on campus
Jan. 28 – final exam
PROGRAM COST: Estimate for 2014 to be $1250 (includes transportation to and within New York City, lodging, some meals, UN Poverty Initiative programming fees, UN tour)
Costs for Study USA vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill).
Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.