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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHDE607 Introduction to Philanthropy and Development (3 cr.)

This course examines two areas key to the work of today’s development professional. The first is an understanding of the historical contexts, the theological and philosophical traditions, and the roles of philanthropy and development that continue to shape the field. The second is an exploration of critical thinking: raising vital questions, gathering and assessing relevant information in an open-minded manner, and creating well-reasoned solutions.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Distinguish philanthropy from development.
  2. Analyze the social and faith-tradition contexts that influence philanthropy.
  3. Evaluate historical practices and their influence on today’s development approaches.
  4. Apply critical thinking skills.
  5. Evaluate the public role of philanthropic leaders in delivering programs that create positive change for the common good.

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