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HS 143A — Social Justice and Philanthropy

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May not be taken for credit by students who took SOC 143a in prior years.

Examines the role of philanthropy in American society including individual, institutional, and societal-level factors that affect philanthropic efforts to create social change and the relationship between social justice and philanthropy. Students explore philanthropy from both theoretical and practical perspectives using an academic framework grounded in sociological theory and a semester-long experiential learning exercise in real-dollar grantmaking. Usually offered every year.

Knowledge Advancing Social Justice

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