University of North Texas Contemporary Issues Journal

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o give you an opportunity to put the concepts and ideas we are learning in class in conversation with events and issues in our society today, each student will complete 5 “Contemporary Issues” journal entries throughout the course, worth 40 points each.

Journal entries will identify a “contemporary issue” and analyze it using concepts from class. Over the course of the semester you will create a collection of 5 journal entries

Journal topics can include anything related to displacement. While current news stories or notable events make especially good “Contemporary Issues” other options include identifying and analyzing activist efforts/groups (history of organizations and/or coalitions, organizational brochures, manifestos, protest and mobilization, etc), artistic works (poems, music lyrics, artwork, performance art, etc), academic or intellectual work (articles, books, etc), or any other sites of analysis that you think are relevant. Be creative!

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Running Head: POVERTY


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Poverty is a state of income of a family or individual who does not qualify for a living
standard of living in a community. Poverty is the quality or state of being unable to obtain
adequate food and necessities for an individual to live comfortably. The definition of poverty
relates mainly to the lack of money, which is measured as having a low income. The main reason
why it is focused on money is that money is practical and is easily measurable. Another reason is
that low income tends to correlate strongly with other concerns strongly related to poverty but
are challenging to measure. It is also essential to identify where the poverty line is to identify the
needy persons, target resources to help them out and bring clarity on policymaking by
institutions/organizations that aim to eradicate poverty such as governments and NGOs. The
poverty line also determines the level of income, separating the poor and rich people.
Poverty is considered a social problem since it’...

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