Minor in Non-Profit Management Course Descriptions
ACT 260 - Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting
A comprehensive analysis of accounting and financial reporting for government, voluntary health and welfare organizations, and nonprofit enterprises. Emphasis is placed on fund accounting. It includes budgeting, accounting, reporting, and auditing for federal government, colleges, and nonprofit.
Prerequisite: ACT 210 with a minimum grade of C-or permission of instructor and academic advisor.
ART 279A - CORE: Art & the Global Community
This course introduces students to the concept of art as an agent for social change through case studies of community/communal art “movements” through history from around the globe as well as the United States and our local community.
Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status. Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
BUS 279A - CORE: Leadership & the Common Good
This course integrates readings in the humanities, experiential exercises, video analysis, and case studies in the service of helping students develop their own unique leadership philosophy. Engagement in the course will strengthen students’ capacity to lead others. The transition from self-leadership to a consideration of community and the common good is explored.
Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status. Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
BUS 305 - Non-Profit Management
This course focuses on the management of the non-profit, mission-based organization. Topics extend from issues around formation or start-up to an exploration of critical skills necessary to lead a thriving non-profit enterprise. The course will explore fundraising, grant writing, program development, communication and public relations, board relations, planning and budgeting, and mission-driven decision making.
BUS 312 - Employee Training & Development
This course introduces the student to the broadening role of training and development in organizations and allows for practical applications of best practices employed in the field today. Topics include program design, learning theory, assessment, transfer of training, program evaluation, training methods, and employee development.
Prerequisites: BUS 240 or BUS 305 for non-business majors, BUS 343, and junior or senior status.
BUS 315 - Gender & the Workplace
This course addresses the impact of gender on employment decisions, work teams, leadership, sexual harassment, workplace romance, career development, the glass ceiling, diversity, and work-family balance issues. Men and women are equally touched by gender bias; this course allows the student the opportunity to understand more fully how organizations, managers, and individuals can work to ensure that all people have fulfilling and productive careers, regardless of their gender.
Prerequisites: BUS 240, or BUS 305 for non-business majors, and junior or senior status. This course partially fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.
BUS 343 - Human Resource Management
This course provides a broad understanding of the complex role of the human resource management function. Special emphasis is placed on demographic, professional and workforce trends that shape human resource management in contemporary business.
Prerequisite: BUS 240, or BUS 305 for non-business majors, and junior or senior status. Not open to students with Credit in BUS 243.
BUS 345L - Business & Employment Law
Introduction to the American legal system, dispute reconciliation, and functions of the law emphasizing employment law issues to include employee rights, equal opportunity employment, compensation matters, and emerging legal issues in personnel administration.
Prerequisite: BUS 343. Not open to students with Credit in BUS 250.
BUS 365 - Philanthropy & Fundraising
This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of philanthropy and fundraising as practiced in the United States. The course employs both theory and practice. Philanthropy is taught first to emphasize the importance of giving before receiving and students will use evaluation methods to measure the worthiness/appropriateness of a request.
The course will also outline the solicitation techniques used for all types of fundraising, the elements of a compelling case for support, the ethical considerations for use of funds, and proper ways in which to recognize donors. The course may have a service-learning component with a particular grantmaker and/or non-profit organization.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status.
BUS 373 - Managing the Diverse Workforce
Organizational leaders are now confronted with the challenge of how to effectively manage a workforce that is increasingly diverse. Implicit in this challenge is the recognition that qualified employees hail from a variety of cultural backgrounds or group identities. The expectation is that managers will have the interpersonal skills and abilities to successfully and positively interact with people who are different from themselves.
The purpose of this course is to examine how diversity affects interpersonal and intergroup interactions in organizations, to develop an understanding of what diversity means, and to explore contemporary organizational strategies for managing workplace diversity. This course partially fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.
Prerequisite: BUS 240, or BUS 305 for non-business majors, and junior or senior status.
BUS 460 - Contemporary Issues in Management
This course is designed as a seminar in order to introduce students to current trends and thinking in management. Shared readings will be selected to reflect advances in management thought along a number of fronts including such areas as measuring and improving performance, quality, change management, global management, and others. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to conduct a significant research and/or applied project in their area of professional interest. For example—projects may focus on professional fields such as human resource management, entrepreneurial studies, family business, and others.
Prerequisites: BUS 240; junior or senior status; and one of the following courses: BUS 305, 315, or 362.
ENG 279A - CORE: Conflict & Community
How are communities—particularly the idea of the common good—affected by large-scale conflict? What happens to individuals and society when divergent or opposing definitions of the common good clash? This course seeks to explore answers to these questions through the lens of a particular major United States conflict (the Vietnam Way, for example). Using memoirs, novels, poems, and film—and by interviewing participants, veterans, and survivors of conflict—we will attempt to gain not only an understanding of the various communities affected by that conflict but also lasting insight into the effects of war and other social upheavals on the idea of the common good.
Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status. Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111. This course fulfills the Arts requirement (Literature).
PJU 279G - CORE: Interpersonal Negotiation & Mediation
This course introduces basic and intermediate level skills useful for resolving interpersonal conflicts and reconciling relationships post trauma. Building on an understanding of conflict theory and communication, the course uses skills of active listening, problem-solving and bargaining in family, work and community conflicts.
Emphasis will be placed on training through simulations and role-play. Particular attention will be focused on the areas of interest-based negotiation, principled mediation and victim-offender reconciliation. These topics will serve as the vehicle for addressing the question of the seminar: How shall we live in the world in the light of divine and social justice?
Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status; ENG 102 or ENG 111. Not open to students with Credit in PJU 230, CRJ 237, CRJ 379B, or PJU 379C. This course partially fulfills the Social and Behavioral Science requirement.
PJU 279A - CORE: Environmental Values Policymaking
This course explores how the “common good” might be considered a way of judging government’s actions with respect to the natural environment. Some environmentalists wonder if conventional thinking—even democracy itself—is up to the challenge. Course will illustrate real-world technical complexities and uncertainties, and the existence of competing worthy (and costly) common objectives besides environmental protection, stand in the way of any easy solutions to environmental problems.
This course is necessarily interdisciplinary since neither nature nor policymaking is organized by academic departments.
Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status. Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111. Not open to students with Credit in POL 258.
PRS 201 - Contemporary Issues in Reputation Management: Public Relations Principles
A theoretical approach to the principles of the field of public relations in corporate, non-profit, and agency applications. The role of public relations in the overall organizational communication structure.
SOC 279B - CORE: Nonviolent Social Change
The course addresses the philosophical and religious foundations, theory, history, and practice of nonviolence as a method of social change. The course will include study of some of the great nonviolent leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Cesar Chavez, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Building on a nonviolent foundation, the course explores strategies for social organizing, designing campaigns for social change, fundraising, coalition building, recruiting, marketing ideas, media relations, and empowering grassroots leadership.
The class will explore common elements of successful social change movements throughout history including: labor, women’s, human rights, poor people’s, peace and environmental. In relation to social change, the course will address the question, “What does it mean to belong to a community?” Students will work with diverse communities and have the opportunity to translate knowledge into action through a community service component focused on the common good.
Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status. Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 111. Not open to students with Credit in SOC 320 or SOC 322. This course partially fulfills the Social Behavioral Science requirement.
SOC 379A - CORE: Poverty & Development Seminar
This course will examine the causes, consequences, and solutions to Central American poverty while studying in Guatemala. The course will explore poverty in the context of colonial history, economic globalization, political and economic policies of unrestrained capitalism and trade, population growth, tropical climate, and cultural patterns. Students will travel in both urban and rural Guatemala meeting with non-profit organizations, government officials, and living with poor families. Grassroots efforts to address poverty including micro loan programs, sustainable agriculture, empowerment of women, literacy campaigns, prejudice reduction, and education for democracy will be emphasized. Spanish is useful but not necessary.
Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status; ENG 102 or ENG 111. Not open to students with Credit in SOC 241. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement. This course partially fulfills the Social and Behavioral Science requirement.
SOC/SWK 379B - CORE: Global Ethnic Relations
This course seeks to empower students to become knowledgeable, caring, and active citizens in a diverse and often ethnically polarized world. The course examines multiple dimensions of global diversity (race, ethnicity, religion); common responses to differences including prejudice, discrimination, segregation, colonization, genocide and positive alternatives such as assimilation and egalitarian pluralism. We will examine ethnic relations in the U.S. and around the world through the lens of history.
The course concludes with the ethical basis for seeking social justice via anti-discrimination work and strategies for dismantling discrimination and repairing strained ethnic divides at the individual, institutional, and societal levels. Students will have the opportunity to translate knowledge into action for social justice through a bridging cultures project.
Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status; ENG 102 or ENG 111. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement. This course partially fulfills the Social and Behavioral Science requirement. Not open to students with Credit in SOC/SWK 346 or 279D.
SPM 110 - Sport Management
This course is an introduction to sport management topics. These topics include planning, marketing, financing, leading, and organizing sport and recreation organizations, events, and facilities. Sport law and sport ethics are also overviewed.