WOMENSTD 350 - Nonprofit Management, Community Engagement, and Feminist Practice
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
CBL, Experiential
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Advisory Prerequisites:
WOMENSTD 240 or AMCULT 240 or WOMENSTD 220 or NURS 220.
Other Course Info:
(Practice Course). F.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course aims to address the gaps and misconceptions that often exist between feminism as an academic discourse and feminism in practice. Through classroom engagement and community involvement, students will explore the intersection of academia and activism as it pertains to working to improve the lives of women and their communities. Students will learn nonprofit management basics, think critically about community engagement, and explore the applicability of feminist practice to each. WOMENSTD 350 students commit to volunteering in an area community based organization, as well as to active participation in the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to dialogue with nonprofit organization founders and leaders from diverse backgrounds and learn about nonprofit management and community engagement from a variety of perspectives. Through readings, written assignments, classroom participation, and service experiences, this course endeavors to nurture and facilitate: critical thinking about community service, non-profit organizations, feminisms, and their relationships to social change; consideration of how feminist thought can be applied to work in communities and how communities can inform feminist thought; and the development of skills for working effectively within community based organizations and with communities around issues that affect women’s lives.

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WOMENSTD 350 - Nonprofit Management, Community Engagement, and Feminist Practice
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001 (SEM)
M 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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ISBN: 9781451608465
Managing a nonprofit organization : updated twenty-first-century edition, Author: Thomas Wolf ; illustrated by Barbara Carter., Publisher: Free Press First Free 2012
ISBN: 9781879960671
Transforming feminist practice : non-violence, social justice, and the possibilities of a spiritualized feminism, Author: by Leela Fernandes., Publisher: Aunt Lute Books 1st ed. 2003
ISBN: 9781605092775
Community : the structure of belonging, Author: Peter Block., Publisher: Berrett-Koehler 2009
ISBN: 9781118118801
Forces for good : the six practices of high-impact nonprofits, Author: Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant ; foreword by J. Gregory Dees., Publisher: Jossey-Bass Revised an 2012
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