Poverty is among the oldest and most intractable problems faced by humankind. Well over half the world lives in serious poverty, including tens of millions in wealthy countries. The Poverty Studies Minor brings students face-to-face with this reality. Students will study poverty locally, nationally and globally from a variety of academic disciplines, and they will engage poverty directly through a summer internship. The minor invites informed, critical conversations about what it means to live in poverty, the causes of poverty, and how poverty might be addressed and alleviated through individual and institutional actions.