Course syllabus NOARPA - Non-Profit Organizations and Development Aid in English (FRDIS - SS 2019/2020)Help


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Course code:
NOARPA
Course title in Czech:
Non-Profit Organizations and Development Aid in English
Course title in English: Non-Profit Organizations and Development Aid in English
Semester:
SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor
Course type:
required
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
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Language of instruction:
English
Course supervisor:
doc. Ing. Jaroslava Rajchlová, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Teachers:
doc. Ing. Jaroslava Rajchlová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Inez Naaki Vanderpuye (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Iva Živělová, CSc. (tutor)
Prerequisites:
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-till
Room
Teacher
Entry
Frequency
Capacity
Monday
12.00-13.50
Z8 (ČP II.)
I. N. Vanderpuye, J. RajchlováLecture
Every week
24
Monday14.00-14.50Z8 (ČP II.)I. N. Vanderpuye, J. RajchlováSeminarEvery week24
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
This course is designed to familiar students with the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and their role in the area of development aid. In a span of 6 weeks, students will learn how NGOs function, how to manage an NGO, and what roles NGOs play in development aid. Besides, students will have the chance to design development aid projects and bridge their projects with local NGOs.
 
Course content:
1.
Week 1 -- Basic of NGOs (allowance 6/6)
 
a.
Session 1
Contexts and histories of NGOs
b.Session 2
Relevant concepts
c.
Readings of week 1:
Chapter 2 (Pp. 29-61) of of LEWIS, D. The management of non-governmental development organisations: an introduction

2.
Week 2 -- How NGOs function and how to manage an NGO (allowance 6/6)
 
a.
Session 3
NGOs functioning
b.
Session 4
NGOs management
c.
Readings of week 2:
Part 1 (Pp. 1-36), Part 2 (Pp.37-78) and Part 4 (Pp.111-146) of DRUCKER, P. Managing the Non-Profit: practices and principles.

3.Week 3 -- Development aid and NGO (allowance 6/6)
 
a.Session 5
Globalisation, modernity and development aid
b.
Session 6
NGO in development aid
c.
Readings of week 3:
Chapter 1 (Pp. 1-30) of LINDENBERG, M. -- BRYANT, C. Going global : transforming relief and development NGOs
Chapter 3 (Pp. 62-82) of LEWIS, D. The management of non-governmental development organisations: an introduction
Chapter 1 (Pp. 13-48) of EDWARDS, M. -- HULME, D. Making a difference : NGOs and development in a changing world

4.
Week 4 -- Local NGOs and their roles in development aid (allowance 6/6)
 
a.Session 7
NGOs in Brno
b.
Session 8
Field work: visit an NGO in Brno and develop a group presentation based on it.

5.
Week 5 -- Student project and presentation (allowance 6/6)
 
a.
Session 9
Presentation
b.
Session 10
Presentation

6.
Week 6 -- Final exam (allowance 6/6)
 
a.
Session 11
Final exam
b.
Session 12
Final exam

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
lecture21 h
seminar
21 h
field work
6 h
consultation
6 h
project work
30 h
public presentation (oral)
6 h
preparation for exam
34 h
preparation of presentation
20 h
writing of seminar paper
24 h
Total
168 h
 
Assessment methods:
The mark of the course is composed of 4 parts: Attendance (10%)+Position papers (20%) +Presentation (30%) + Final Exam (40%)

1. Attendance:
Attendance is mandatory and it is important to be punctual for the lecture. The attendance and punctuality will be measured by signing an attendance sheet at the beginning of every lecture.
You lose 2% of your grade every time you miss a lecture.

2. Position papers:
The position papers are intended to facilitate in-class discussion and to help students develop analytical skills. Your paper should include: 1) an analytical summary of the assigned readings of the week 2) issues you find interesting or informative 3) questions for in-class discussion.
The position paper should be 300-500 words long.
You need to submit a total of 3 position papers (week # 2, 3, 4) for the respective assigned readings (week 4 will be an introduction of the NGO for your field work and the questions you intend to ask).
Your should send your position paper by e-mail to the lecturer by 10 am every Monday (April 3, April 10 and April 17). 
Handing in each position paper on time gives you 5% of the total mark. The last 5% of the mark is used to assess the insight and analytical quality of the position paper.

3. Presentation:
The presentation is based on students’ field work to an NGO in Brno. It should include the introduction of the NGO, its function in local/international development, and the role it could play in the development project you designed.
The presentation should be 30 minutes long (20 min presentation and 10 min Q&A ).
PowerPoint is encouraged but not mandatory.
10% of the mark is given to the content of your presentation, 10% is given to your performance during the presentation, 10% is given to your answer to students’ questions.
If you ask questions during other group’s presentation, you get extra 5% of the mark.

4. Final exam
The exam is oral and it consists of 4 topics. The questions are asked consecutively. Students should read the assigned literature as a preparation for the exam. The exam should last around 10 minutes. You will know the result immediately.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
EDWARDS, M. -- HULME, D. Making a difference : NGOs and development in a changing world. London: Earthscan, 2004. 240 p. ISBN 1-85383-144-1.
LEWIS, D. The management of non-governmental development organizations : an introduction. New York: Routledge, 2001. 242 p. Routledge studies in the management of voluntary and non-profit organizations. ISBN 0-415-20758-4.
EDWARDS, M. -- FOWLER, A. The Earthscan reader on NGO management. London: Earthscan, 2002. 464 p. ISBN 1-85383-847-0.
LINDENBERG, M. -- BRYANT, C. Going global : transforming relief and development NGOs. Bloomfield: Kumarian Press, 2001. 270 p. ISBN 1-56549-135-1.
DRUCKER, P. Managing the Non-Profit: practices and principles. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1990. 256 p. ISBN 978-0-060851-14-9.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-ITSE-IDSE International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Programme B-INTSE International Territorial Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Field of study B-ITSE-IDSE International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period SS 2018/2019
Programme B-INTSE International Territorial Studies, full-time form, initial period SS 2018/2019
 
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