Fall 2020 Course Information
Nongovernmental Organizations and Families: A Global Perspective
||University of Nebraska - Lincoln
||3 credit hours - $590 per credit
||August 24, 2020 - December 18, 2020
This course centers on roles of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the U.S. and globally. The course reviews mission, scope of work, and activities of NGOs as they pertain to poverty alleviation, health promotion, community development, violence reduction, and disaster relief in different geographic and cultural settings. The course includes how NGO interventions and activities affect families, and how this varies across NGOs by sector and type (for example, human rights and political NGOs, community-based organizations, and faith-based NGOs). Students considering professional careers with NGOs will benefit from the theoretical foundations of the course as well as the practical application of concepts.
This course examines the following questions, among others: What are the strengths and limitations of NGOs in local and global settings? What are the negative and positive effects of aid distribution during violent conflict? To what extent are NGOs’ practices reflective of the needs and desires of the families and communities served? What is the voice and role of community members in NGO activities?
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Disability Support Services
To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.
Canvas at UNL
Approximately two to three weeks before the first day of class, a UNL campus coordinator (Lisa King, Diane Brown, Kaelie Kellner, Melisia Bieber, or Dan Cotton) will email students with information (student name, email, and NU ID) and instructions for accessing UNL classes. Students will claim their UNL account by setting a password and security questions. Once students claim their ID, they will be able to access their courses at its.unl.edu/myunl/. Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.
This course does not require an exam proctor.
This course does not include synchronous components.