Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session

The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in imaginative and effective ways.

The "Practice Experience" is a central component of the Minor in which students partner with domestic or international non-governmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs, on various dimensions of poverty action – from community health and food security to economic justice and grass-roots political power. The combination of the the coursework for the Minor and this real world experience allows students to connect theories and practices of poverty action. Funding is available to support students’ practice experiences.

The deadline to declare the Minor this semester is Wednesday, October 7th. There are no prerequisites to declare.

The Declaration Form and additional information about the Minor can be found at: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor.

Our Information Sessions will provide an overview of the Minor and demonstrate how students from all disciplines can benefit from it. Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in Blum Hall 100A/B (Ground Floor), on the following dates:

Friday, October 2nd, 10am - 11am
Monday, October 5th, 4pm - 5pm

*Held in the Transfer Student Center. This session will have a special emphasis on completing the Minor as a Transfer student, but all students are welcome to attend.

Contact GPP Minor Advisors at gppminor@berkeley.edu with any questions