Details for Mission and Global Poverty
This unit examines the nature and causes of poverty and analyses strategies in response.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: SEN501
- Credit points: 10
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Mission and Global Poverty is part of the subject area Social Engagement and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Master of Arts (Christian Studies) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
At the successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
- understand the multi-faceted nature of poverty;
- explain the interaction between the different dimensions of poverty;
- describe the notion of powerlessness as it relates to poverty;
- critically analyse various explanations of the causes of poverty;
- evaluate macro and micro strategies of development agencies.
- Jesus and the priority for the poor
- Listening to voices of the poor.
- The extent of global poverty
- Describing poverty
- Relative and absolute poverty
- Causes of poverty
- Poverty as disempowerment and marred identity
- Poor/non poor relationships
Forum responses, book review, research paper.
- World Bank, World Development Report 2009: reshaping economic geography. Washington, DC: World Bank; London: Eurospan, 2009.
- United Nations Development Program, Human Development Report 2006: Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis, United Nations Development Program: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Brawen, G.J. Explaining Global Poverty: A Critical Realist Approach. New York: Routledge, 2006.
Guest, R. The Shackled Continent: Power, Corruption, and African Lives. New York: Smithsonian, 2004.
Heymann, J. Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Holman, S.R. God Knows There’s Need: Christian Responses to Poverty. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Hunt, M.O. “Race/Ethnicity and Beliefs about Wealth and Poverty.” Social Science Quarterly 85/3 (2004): 827-853.
Joseph, S. Globalization and its Discontents. London: Penguin, 2002.
Meredith, M. The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair. New York: Public Affairs, 2005.
Montero, F.P. & Preussler, R.S. “Psychology and Social Justice: Working Towards a Christian Justice-Based model of Integration”, Journal of Psychology and Christianity 21/4 (2002): 301-308.