Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
First-Year Seminar

Academics

FYS Section A26. Global Poverty

Today nearly a billion people live in “extreme poverty” worldwide. This means they go without basics such as food, shelter, clean water, electricity, health care, and schooling. This seminar will investigate this global humanitarian dilemma and will examine how class, status, gender, race, ethnicity, and geography affect the poor. We will also look at grassroots alternatives that poor communities create to solve their daily challenges.