Philanthropy Lab



Courses
Students may apply to participate in one of two courses:

  1. Civic Engagement/Honors Collegium M122: Philanthropy as Civic Engagement, and
  2. Disability Studies 171: Philanthropy: Confronting Challenges of Serving Disabled.

  3. Both course descriptions are listed below. CE/HC M122 will be offered in Winter 2016 and DS 171 will be offered in Spring 2016.

    COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    Civic Engagement/Honors Collegium M122. Philanthropy as Civic Engagement
    Seminar, three hours. Limited to juniors/seniors; application required. Study of history, philosophy, and practice of philanthropy. Practical experience in setting priorities and making philanthropic investments in Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations. Letter grading. 4 units.

    Disability Studies 171. Philanthropy: Confronting Challenges of Serving Disabled
    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 101 or 101W. Study of history, philosophy, and practice of philanthropy using lens of disability studies theory in conversation with important themes of charity, paternalism, and systems of dependency. Analysis of multiple perspectives of philanthropy to gain practical experience setting priorities and making philanthropic investments in Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations serving people with disabilities. Letter grading. 5 units.