CMT3410 Positive Impact in Poverty Alleviation Relationships

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits

Course Description:

As people of compassion we want to make a difference. Striving to leave the world a better place than how we found it. But does our helping hurt. This course will observe through a broader lens of understanding the world of harmful charitable practices and damaging impacts that may occur.

How This Course Benefits Students:

These courses will examine harmful charitable practices and potentially damaging impacts so as to better assist students in engaging in compassionate outreach that elevates human dignity within the culture the students finds themselves engaged.

Why This Course Is Important:

Unequal distribution of power and economic resources invite relationships that can lead toward dependency and human devaluing. While we as individuals of compassion desire to help our brothers and sisters in the marginalized communities we may minister in, we additionally desire to do so in ways that truly help without hurting those populations. This course extends the opportunity to analyze potentially harmful practices and encourages dignifying alternatives.