Child Rights, Urban Poverty, & Inequality

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Child Rights Poverty Inequalit

Spring 2023

Taught By: Alberto Minujin

Section: A

CRN: 9296

Credits: 3

The objective of this course is to analyze the situation of children, adolescents and families living in poverty in urban areas. We will review programmatic approaches that are designed to reduce poverty and inequality. The course will merge conceptual and practical knowledge by following two complementary tracks. First, analyzing conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches that measure poverty and inequality, along with relevant social policies to alleviate urban poverty and exclusion, especially for children and adolescents. Second, design and carry out a practical project related to ways of confronting adolescents and youth who are living in poverty in New York City. Using New York City as a case study, students will explore the work that one non-governmental organization (NGO), A Chance in Life, is implementing in Staten Island to address poverty and marginalization among adolescents and young people. This course combines various digital formats, including lectures, guest speakers, field work, student-led discussions and student presentations on themes related to “child-centered program” case studies. Students will emerge at the end of the semester with enhanced knowledge to apply in their careers going forward in the public, nonprofit or private sector.

This course is part of the Development concentration and Governance & Rights concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:00pm EST 11/26/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 304

Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023