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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology (SOC)
Role of NGOs in International Humanitarian Assistance
NGOs & International Assistanc
Summer 2016
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The increasing role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as providers of service and care for vulnerable individuals and communities in need; development of NGOs, the place they hold in international interventions, and the types of services they provide.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to: 1) Develop an understanding of the historical constructs of non-governmental organizations in humanitarian endeavors, how they were conceptualized and what functions they perform 2) Develop an understanding of the roles states play as responders and donors in a humanitarian crisis 3) Identify possibilities and limits presented by both the external environmental and internal management and resources of NGOs 4) Select case studies for evaluation of program goals and objectives. Critically analyze case studies in depth, providing background information, constructing an argument about the case through analysis of the situation through scholarly as well as other essential information sources 5) Develop an understanding of how issues faced at your service-learning site may be applied to other course readings and case studies as well as to other community projects and issues 6) Analyze connections between aspects of service-learning projects for local non-profit partner with projects and needs (both current and potential) of international NGOs.
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