Non-Profit / Social Good

The mission of non-profit and social service organizations are to give back to the communities and populations they serve. If this sounds like something you would like to do, there are a variety of jobs and opportunities available from direct service to oversight and management—and everything in between.

Welcome to the Non-Profit / Social Good Community

The mission of non-profit and social service organizations are to give back to the communities and populations they serve. If this sounds like something you would like to do, there are a variety of jobs and opportunities available from direct service to oversight and management—and everything in between.

Sample Classes

Depending on your main area of interest, your academic pathway will shift. To explore this field, you can take courses that will provide you with knowledge and skills in:

  • Effective listening
  • Written & oral communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical thinking

Below is a list of relevant courses.  We urge you to talk to your major/departmental advisor and explore available courses in SPIRE. Remember not to constrain yourself to classes within your major.

Check SPIRE for full course descriptions and availability. These are abbreviated descriptions, and details may change at the discretion of the instructor.  Courses may not be offered every semester.

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Relevant Courses

ANTHRO 104 – Culture, Society and People

ANTHRO 104 – Culture, Society and People: The nature of culture and its role in creating forms of social, economic,…

COMM 250 – Interpersonal Communication

COMM 250 – Interpersonal Communication: This course introduces non-majors to a variety of competing theories of interpersonal behavior and everyday social…

LEGAL 465 – Globalization

LEGAL 465 – Globalization: The globalization of law, culture, and politics. Competing arguments about the meaning and effects of globalization.…

SOCIOL 224 – Social Class & Inequality

SOCIOL 224 – Social Class & Inequality: The nature of social classes in society from the viewpoint of differences in economic…

COMM 352 – Group Dynamics

COMM 352 – Group Dynamics: The dynamics of decision-making groups. Topics include: leadership, networks, conformity, problem solving, mediation, and conflict resolution.

LEGAL 391F – Law & the Family

LEGAL 391F – Law & the Family: Who has traditionally had the right to parent, and what has been the role…

RESECON 121 – Hunger in the Global Economy

RESECON 121 – Hunger in the Global Economy: Explores the causes of hunger (chronic under nutrition) from an economic perspective. Focus on…

SOCIOL 222: The Family

SOCIOL 222: The Family: Historical transformations in family life (relationships between husbands and wives, position and treatment of children, importance…

ECON 105: Intro to Political Economy

ECON 105: Intro to Political Economy: Facts and concepts basic to understanding the U.S. economy today. Topics may include: unemployment,…

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