Roles and Functions of NGOs (3 Weeks) (NGO301)

Sunday 10:00-17:10
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NGO 301 is a skills-based course focusing on how nonprofit NGOs have developed in diverse contexts and the different roles and functions they serve. The introduction reviews nonprofit NGOs approaches as well as the pressures that influence the roles they take on in different environments. Participants come out of the course with a more critical understanding of civil society, international development and different approaches including service provision, training programs for empowerment, value and behavior modification, advocacy campaign, social mobilization and economic justice program. Each class will include discussion based on assignments, presentation by course lecturer, and group work activities. Assignments may include articles from UN agencies or NGOs, international development and MDG case studies, and nonprofit NGO website review. Most readings will be accessible online. Class participants are expected to take part in discussion, class work, and a group project.

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