Learning Philanthropy

Course details:

SESP 351
Learning Philanthropy:
Engaging in the Study and Practice of Giving

Spring Quarter 2017
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Annenberg Hall, Rm. 303 (Baldwin Studio)
Instructors: Penelope Peterson, Dean, School of Education and Social Policy & Tracy Dobie, Postdoctoral Fellow in Learning Sciences

Permission Required
Applications accepted on a rolling basis


What would you do if you had $74,000 to give away to the cause of your choice?
In this course you will.

How would you decide the best way to invest your gift and then assess its impact?
In this course you'll learn how.

In Spring 2017, Northwestern's School of Education & Social Policy is offering for the fifth time a great course on the study and practice of philanthropic giving. The course, entitled "Learning Philanthropy: Engaging in the Study and Practice of Giving," will examine the role of philanthropy in the United States by studying its history, social meanings, motivations, and effects. And, with the support of a national foundation, the course will empower students to make a substantial financial gift to the organizations of the class's choosing at the end of the quarter.

For a more full description of the course, click here.

This course is open to any undergraduate student interested in civic engagement and the public good. However, space is limited, so students will be admitted based on an application process. Applications are still being accepted on a rolling basis.

Please send any questions about the course to Dean Peterson at p-peterson@northwestern.edu.


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