This course provides a comprehensive study of poverty as a critical and chronic problem plaguing societies past and present. An interdisciplinary focus will highlight multiple perspectives including sociological, political, historical, environmental, economic, theological, psychological, and biological. Both Canadian and global aspects of poverty will be examined, with a particular emphasis on various approaches to solving poverty at local, national, and global levels. Students will be encouraged to develop their capacity for critical Christian reflection and response to issues of poverty.
Year 4 standing or permission of the instructor. APS-428 is the Capstone Course for the Applied Social Sciences Department and is required for all majors in the 4th year.