Community Based Learning: The Non-Profit Sector
About the Course:
Examines the types, development, and contributions of nonprofit organizations including the political, social, and economic importance of this sector. Topics include public policy, governance, management, finances (including fundraising), organizational culture, partnerships, and strategic planning in the nonprofit sector. Through hands-on work with nonprofit organizations, students explore careers dedicated to the greater good. Students must commit 20-30 hours across the semester to off-campus experiences with nonprofit organizations. This class requires frequent contributions to class discussion and English fluency at a level acceptable to local nonprofit partner organizations.
Prerequisite for SOC 291: SOC 101 or SOC 1X.
About Community-Based Learning:
Community Based Learning (CBL) classes, also sometimes called Service Learning Classes, foster the ability to connect academic learning with action in the world. At Drew, CBL classes strengthen community partners that serves the common good. They fulfill the Off-Campus Experience requirement and qualify as one of the Launch program’s immersive experiences.
Course Schedule & Registration:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30pm – 5:45pm
CE 215 – M (CRN: 10037) / SOC 291 – M (CRN:10206)