Nonprofits and Social Change|
Fall 2017 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
This course explores the world of nonprofits and how they help (or don't help) the process of social change. As nonprofits increasingly address issues and concerns that governments have previously addressed, a critical analysis of how and why they carry out their work is central to the Allbritton Center's concern with public life. Each class session will include (1) background on a particular social issue (including global health, inner-city education, clean water, hunger, refugees, and national borders); (2) a case study of a nonprofit addressing that issue; and (3) discussion with leaders of that nonprofit.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)
Excerpts from Jim Collins, GOOD TO GREAT AND THE SOCIAL SECTORS
Clayton Christensen, THE INNOVATOR'S SOLUTION
Nicholas Kristof, A PATH APPEARS
Case Studies of Teach for America, Partners in Health, Aravind Eye, City Year, X Prize Foundation, OneWorld Health, Habitat for Humanity, Coursera, Whole Foods, Patagonia, Seventh Generation, and others.
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Weekly responses to readings; a 10-15 page final paper
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