Established in the Fall of 2007, the Global Poverty & Practice (GPP) Minor—one of the largest and most popular minors on campus—gives students an opportunity to examine contemporary forms of poverty, wealth, and inequality through academic coursework and practical experience. Through GPP, students from across academic disciplines come together to think critically about issues of poverty and inequality, and investigate the ways in which the minor can supplement their major field of study.
Central to the minor is a six-week fieldwork opportunity—the Practice Experience—in which students connect theory with action by partnering with nongovernmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other development programs domestically or abroad. The Blum Center offers funding support for students’ Practice Experiences through a competitive fellowship.
Students graduating with a minor in Global Poverty & Practice will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the following:
Students who are interested in pursuing the Global Poverty and Practice Minor and would like to receive reminders about workshops, deadlines, and other information related to the Minor are encouraged to complete the following form: