Minor in Nonprofit Studies

Catalog Year: 2021-2022

Nonprofit organizations significantly contribute to the provision of human services, access to the arts, education, recreation and health care, and protection of the environment. Effective nonprofit organizations provide direct services, influence public policy and build a civil society. This minor is designed to introduce students to the theoretical foundations and practical skills needed to be successful in this sector. Through heavy emphasis on experiential learning with the many excellent nonprofit organizations in our region, students learn to apply theory within the context of today's complex and rapidly changing environment.

Faculty

Frye, Unruh

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

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Core Courses

INTS 331 The Nonprofit Sector (Mason Core) 1 4
INTS 431 Principles of Fund Raising 1 4
Select one course (3-4 credits) from the following: 3-4
Public Relations for Associations and Nonprofits
GOVT 354
Nonprofit Sector in Society
GOVT 358
Nonprofit Financial Planning
Leadership in a Changing Environment
Total Credits 11-12

Electives

Select 3-4 credits from the following: 3-4
Entrepreneurship in the Arts
Organizational Communication
Public Relations for Associations and Nonprofits (if not taken as required course)
Conflict and Our World (Mason Core)
Conflict Resolution Techniques and Practice
Economic Problems and Public Policies
Proposal Writing and Development
GOVT 358
Nonprofit Financial Planning
GOVT 480
Internship
Sustainable World (Mason Core)
Introduction to Conservation Studies (Mason Core)
Social Movements and Community Activism (Mason Core) 1
Conflict Resolution and Transformation
Special Topics (when the topic is relevant with prior written approval of the director)
International Internship (Mason Core) (when the topic is relevant with prior written approval of the director) 1
Add-On Experiential Learning
Global Leadership (Mason Core)
Contemporary Health Issues
An Experiential Approach to American Foreign Policy
Leadership in a Changing Environment (if not taken as required course)
Internship (when the topic is relevant with prior written approval of the director) 1
Managing People and Organizations in a Global Economy
Community Engagement for Social Change (Mason Core)
Sociology of Organizations
Selected Topics in Social Work Intervention
TOUR 220
Introduction to Event Management
Total Credits 3-4