Fall 2018 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
|Course Cluster: Service Learning|
How do people make decisions about using their money for social change? Where will it have the most impact? When do shifts in the rules or the use of capital create systemic change and address structural inequities? This course will explore the role of capital in social change. If we rethink how social change happens--analyzing the nonprofit and public sectors, but also new sector-blending approaches and concepts like collective impact--how does our perspective on capital shift? As a part of this unique course, students will work through an active process of selecting a set of nonprofits in and around Middletown to which, as a class, they will actually grant a total of $10,000.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Readings for this class are drawn from book chapters, articles, blogs in the field and will total approximately 100-150 pages per class.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three 4-6-page papers, participation in the grant-making process, weekly reading reactions and a final project reflecting theory of change.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
For Permission of Instructor, you should email the instructor (email@example.com) a clear, concise statement of 300-400 words stating 1) why you would like to take the course, 2) what core questions you bring to the course, and 3) how this course fits into your personal goals and life history.