The Poverty Studies Summer Institute is a unique study opportunity that brings together students, practitioners and ministry workers into an intimate learning community. Over a 3 week period, participants will engage in active learning and discussion about the causes and impacts of poverty and best practices in how to alleviate and end it.
The Summer Institute offers courses that respond to the material, social and spiritual dimensions of poverty providing both the knowledge and skill base to work effectively in the practice of poverty reduction. The program will consist of 3 one-week intensive courses which may be eligible for credit for Ambrose University degree programs.
Sociology of Poverty
An examination of the social images, constructions, understandings, and experiences of poverty in Canada. It also draws on the sociological perspective to explore the causes of and possible solutions to poverty.
SO 399, June 11 - 15
Instructor: Kristen Desjarlais-deKlerk