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Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate Courses and Minor

The need for thoughtful, well-educated leaders in nonprofits and philanthropy is growing: nonprofits employ around 10% of the American workforce. There are nearly 2 million nonprofits in the U.S., with over $1 trillion in revenue and $4 trillion in assets. These new courses in Nonprofit Studies are open to all majors, and will equip you with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to succeed in careers in foundations, human services, economic development, the arts, and the environment.

Do well by doing good.

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Fall 2017 Courses

ANT 108 “Global Cultures and Local Identities” CRN 71327

Instructor: Professor Pajo
Day/Time: Monday & Wednesday 9:00-10:25am
Description: This course focuses on the strategies of identity formation employed amid the global flows of migration, capital, and information. It analyzes the benefits and risks involved in the increasingly rapid and transnational circulation of culture, products, and ideas in the "developed" and the "developing" world. The course introduces students to major anthropological debate on the politics of identity in the face of globalization. It explores the way people develop identities around the globe at the end of the 20th century.

CIS 102W "Web Design for Nonprofit Organizations" (Multiple CRN's)

Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Day/Time: Multiple times available
Description: This is a discipline-based course that affects an exciting and new learning experience for students, in implementing and enhancing actual Web sites that benefit local non-profit agencies. The students are introduced in class to the methods of designing Web sites in a non-profit paradigm and are involved in developing, implementing and enhancing the sites in the field, in teams that include clientele of the agencies. Prerequisites: CIS101 or INT197B

HIS 391 “History Internship” CRN 72939

Instructor: TBA
Day/Time: Online
Description: Students will work at least eight hours per week at an internship based either in a museum or other cultural institution, a government agency, a court, or a public interest law firm. Combined with a weekly seminar that explores the history and purpose of such institutions, the course will provide students with valuable work experience in venues dedicated to serving the public good. Students interested in careers in these fields will be able to use the internship to help clarify their goals. In addition to the internship and the seminar. The course requires weekly entries in a journal and a final paper.

MAR 342 “Public Relations” CRN 70880

Instructor: TBA
Day/Time: Friday 1:20-4:20pm
Description: A foundation course dealing with the theory of communications, the concepts, and practice of public opinion, research, and the place of public relations in the corporate organization. Methods, tools, and techniques used in maintaining effective relations with customers are analyzed. Prerequisite: MAR200 or MAR250, not open to students who have taken MAR342A

MAR 356 “International Marketing Field Study” CRN 71018

Instructor: Professors Dennis Sandler
Day/Time: Friday 1:20 - 4:20pm
Pre-Trip Class Meetings: 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, AND 12/8
Trip Destination: Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark
Travel Dates: 1/8/18-1/18/18
Description: Course Focus: The International Marketing Field Trip to Brussels and London will study the effects of European integration and culture on marketing activities in Europe, the marketing activities of US firms in the EU, and the future of the European Union, including the withdrawal of the UK (Brexit). Students will meet with business executives, educators, and government officials to discuss international marketing and business practices. Students will study cultural values and norms in Belgium and England and participate in various cultural activities. In addition to classroom presentations by representatives of international organizations and companies, students with be provided with readings, case studies and other instructional material via Blackboard. 

Travel Cost:(in addition to tuition & $100 study abroad fee): $3,650 (approximate and subject to change) Includes airfare, hotel, some meals, and local transportation. Students should budget extra funds for meals. Deposit of $1,000 due August 31, 2017. Final payment due September 29, 2017. Pre-requisite: MAR201(formerly MAR250) Minimum grade of D and junior standing.

SOC 245 “Urban Planning” CRN 71301

Instructor: Professor Levine
Day/Time: Wednesday 1:20-4:20pm
Description: This course will address the history, theory and practice of urban planning. It will examine the physical planning tools, regulations and current professional practices in use in urban communities. Readings and assignments will concentrate on the physical, geographic and built environment of the city and will explore the relationship between the physical nature of urban communities and the equality of urban community life.

WS 270 A Cultural History of Sexualities from Prehistory to Present CRN 70499

Instructor: Professor Chalker
Day/Time: Tuesday 6:10 - 9:00pm
Description: Changes in sexuality during the 1960's are referred to as the "sexual revolution." Using literature, historical texts and films, this course will examine sexual revolutions in a variety of cultures from prehistory to the present, with special emphasis on how they influence sexual values and practices in our culture today.