Theories of the Third Sector and Civil Society

SOC 1871M S01 [CRN: 16332]

Third Sector- consisting of non-government, nonprofit, social movements organizations-- is an increasingly important segment of societies worldwide. This seminar will train students to critically apply organizational theory to evaluate the contributions, opportunities and challenges of this sector. We will probe critical third sector issues, including: impact, accountability, and sustainability of sector activities; commons issues in the sector such as legitimacy and co-optation; the dynamics of government collaboration; and what constitutes social justice in the distribution of the sector's resources. Prerequisite: at least one course in Sociology. Enrollment preference given to Sociology and BEO concentrators. WRIT
Course Syllabus
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Term
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
20
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
Meetings
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Tue - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
18 (Dec 12, 2014 9:00am)