Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development (MA)
Tentative course schedule
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- Fall 2015
LYHS 6203 Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development: An Overview -- 3 unit(s)
Introductory course to the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development program designed to give broad coverage for professionals and an overview of studies in philanthropy and nonprofit development. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor.
PSYCH 6005 Psychology, Law and Philanthropy -- 2 unit(s)
Students will learn about the psychology underlying giving including topics such as altruism and persuasion. Legal and ethical issues will be covered as they relate to philanthropy, including regulation/governance, tax law and standards for professional conduct. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program.
- Spring 2016
LYHS 6410 Evaluation, Research and Accountability -- 3 unit(s)
Survey of advanced nonprofit organization research methods. Research in the area selected by student. Preparation and presentation of research proposal or major paper. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor.
ENGLISH 5770 Applied Writing: Proposals and Grants -- 3 unit(s)
Examining and designing persuasive documents in professional settings; analyzing and practicing print and digital composing techniques specific to these documents; includes writing for community organizations (e.g., for fund-raising and development). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 2080 or ENGLISH 2770 or consent of instructor; junior standing.
- Summer 2016
MGMT 6260 Strategic Management of Human Resources -- 3 unit(s)
Principles of organizational behavior applied to managerial practices; strategic management of human resources to accomplish work and maximize organizational effectiveness. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3153 or equivalent; consent of MBA Director. (Offered MBA Module III - begins mid-February and ends early May).
LYHS 6286 Studies in Applied Research Methods -- 1 unit(s)
- Fall 2016
LYHS 6286 Studies in Critical Thinking in Philanthropic and Nonprofit Issues -- 2 unit(s)
LYHS 6408 Financial Decision Making for Youth/Human Service Agencies -- 3 unit(s)
Financial function of the nonprofit agency incorporating technical materials applicable to the decision-making role of the agency.
- Spring 2017
COMM PR 5855 Public Relations Campaign Methods -- 3 unit(s)
Analysis and production of public relations tools; techniques to gain reaction and support from specialized groups. Planning and preparation of public relations communications materials and use of controlled (public) media to reach target audiences. Prerequisite(s): COMM PR 1811; junior standing.
LYHS 6285 Readings in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development
-- 2 unit(s)
- Summer 2017
PUBPOL 6220 Public Policy, Advocacy and Public Funding -- 2 unit(s)
Policy context of philanthropy and nonprofit development; the role of nonprofits in policy development and advocacy. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program.
LYHS 6299 Research
Conduct supervised research on selected topic(s). Fee assessed separately for laboratory materials and/or binding of thesis/research paper.
-- 3 unit(s)