Course Date and Time: Wednesdays, 2:10 - 4 p.m. (Location TBD)
Call Number: 10980
GS students looking for an interesting spring 2020 course should consider ENGL UN3738: Philanthropy and Social Difference. Taught by GS Dean of Academic Affairs Victoria Rosner, this course is for anyone interested in how philanthropy changes the lives of both donors and recipients – for better and for worse.
Philanthropy is a practice deeply rooted in American society and culture, dating back to the founding of the United States. Philanthropy and Social Difference will allow students to learn about the history of philanthropy, to become exposed to its best practices, and to understand the role of social difference in perpetuating inequality.
What makes this class different is that we will also practice philanthropy as a class – we will have at least $50,000 to give away by the end of the term, and one of our chief objectives will be deciding as a group how to distribute these funds as productively as possible.
Note: this course fulfills half of the GS Core Literature/Humanities requirement and is considered a literature course.