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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Courses

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NPL 273(3) Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is designed as an introduction to the third (or nonprofit) sector. It is designed to provide undergraduate students with a potential career path, or to enhance the skills of those who have some experience in the third sector. This course is also a foundation for students working toward a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. The course addresses the historical and philosophical foundations in nonprofit leadership, elements of board/committee development, public policy, and the trust the third sector holds in relationship to other social sectors. This workshop is highly interactive and designed to be taught within an environment of shared student-faculty-community responsibility for learning. Interaction will be informal and casual interactions, informal lecture, multimedia presentations, technologically based activities, case studies, out of class exercises, field projects, role-playing, and group discussions. It should also be a fun experience.

NPL 473(3) Advanced Workshop in Nonprofit Leadership

Fall/Spring/Summer

This workshop is designed to be the cumulative experience in the undergraduate certificate in nonprofit management. It will bring together the experience, education, and personal depth you have in the third sector. This will ensure a comprehensive array of knowledge, designed to prepare you to serve as leaders within the community and, specifically, nonprofit agencies. This workshop is highly interactive and designed to be taught within an environment of shared student-faculty-community responsibility for learning. Interaction will be informal and casual interactions, informal lecture, multimedia presentations, technologically based activities, case studies, out of class exercises, field projects, role-playing, and group discussions. It should also be a fun experience.

SOWK 469(3) Applied Social Work Research

Fall/Spring

Research issues and techniques, needs assessment, program and practice evaluation.

RPLS 376(3) Program Planning in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services

Fall/Spring

The emphasis of this course is on the program planning process-from creating the idea through evaluation of the program-and how it fits into the agency profile. Various formats such as leisure learning, tournaments, trips and outings, and special events are highlighted for a variety of leisure services agencies.

RPLS 465(3) Event Management

Spring

This course introduces students to special event planning, development, budgeting, promotion and evaluation. This use, recruitment, evaluation and recognition of volunteers as well as fund raising strategies are discussed and employed.

RPLS 473(3) Administration of Leisure Time Programs

Fall/Spring

Development of approaches in staffing, planning, organization, coordination, evaluation and directing programs and personnel. Permission required from professor.

SOC 417(3) Program Administration

Spring

Implications of sociology knowledge for the administration of Human Services programs. Theoretical and practical aspects of administration within social service system.

SOC 466(3) Program Planning

Spring

Theoretical and practical aspects of the planning process within social service systems. Examines the social context of planning and the use of a sociological knowledge base for planning in Human Services. Pre. SOC 101 S

URSI 230(3) Community Leadership

Fall/Spring/Summer

Introduction to community leadership-elected, professional, or voluntary-and the skills and values which supports it.

URSI 413(3) Urban Program Evaluation

Fall

Reviews processes and techniques related to evaluation of public programs.

URSI 453(3) Grants Administration

Fall/Spring/Summer

Raising resources for public and nonprofit organizations -from needs assessment through obtaining funds to managing the grant after it is awarded.