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Summer 1 2013 - 94370 - PA388L - Advanced Topics in Management

Perspectives on Philanthropy

Instructor(s): Gladish, Kenneth L.
Unique Number: 94370
Day & Time: TTh 6:00 pm -9:45 pm
Room: SRH 3.216/219
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Course Overview

Students desiring additional exposure to public management issues may select from seminars on such topics as managing diversity, principles and practices of effective leadership, and social entrepreneurship. 

Section Description

At least since the founding of the United States, a central feature of the American Republic has been a supposedly “non-political” sphere in which some of the public’s business is accomplished. This sphere has been variously called the “third sector,” the “non-profit sector,” the “independent sector,” and/or “civil society.” This course is principally devoted to surveying the roots, character, dimensions, problems and achievements of this sphere as it relates to the rise and practice of an American philanthropic tradition. In the context of such an approach, the course also explores the relationship of American philanthropy to three other sectors which are present in the American experience: the sectors of government, business, and the family, which may be likewise categorized as the political, the economic and the household sectors.

The course takes place over five summer weeks, meeting each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Classroom activity is framed around t