2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook 
    Mar 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GARP 0203 - Geography of Hunger and Poverty in the United States

This civic engagement course critically examines the nature and extent of hunger and poverty in the United States from a geographic perspective while attempting to alleviate these conditions in our local community through community service and advocacy.  It examines hunger and poverty as a socio-spatial phenomenon that is constituted through multiple scales (global, national, local, neighborhood, household and body) and situated in place.  It will analyze the spatial distribution of poverty and hunger in the US, focusing on regional, state, rural, suburban, urban and intra-metropolitan patterns.  Through an exploration of these various spaces, student will scrutinize contending theoretical perspectives on the causes and consequences of hunger and poverty in the United States and how these perspectives shape current public policy programs to alleviate these conditions.