Course syllabus NOARP - Non-Profit Organizations and Development Aid (FRDIS - SS 2014/2015)

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Course code: NOARP
Course title in language of instruction: Neziskové organizace a rozvojová pomoc
Course title in Czech: Non-Profit Organizations and Development Aid
Course title in English: Non-Profit Organizations and Development Aid
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Jaroslava Rajchlová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: not Non-Profit Organizations and Development Aid in English
Aims of the course:
The aim of the subject is to make the students familiar with the non-governmental organisations and their role in the area of development cooperation. After finishing the subject the student should know the basic framework of functioning of non-governmental organisations on national and international level, including specific management, economic and financial practices used in this type of organisations.
Course contents:
1.Origins and purpose of NGO (allowance 1/1)
a.origin and development of NGO, history
b.definition of NGO
c.principles of NGO operations

2.Typology of NGO (allowance 1/1)
a.general typology framework in Czech Republic
c.examples of legal frameworks abroad

3.NGO functioning (allowance 3/3)
a.setting up and functioning of NGO of NGO, human resource management
c.NGO economics
d.accounting in NGO

4.Financing of NGO (allowance 2/2)
a.special practices and approaches in financing - fundraising, sponsoring, donations

5.Partnership and cooperation (allowance 1/1)
a.principles of cooperations on all levels (local, regional, international)
b.cooperation between NGO, networking, partnership and participation

6.History of development cooperation and NGOs (allowance 1/1)
a.history of development cooperation involving NGOs

7.NGO development cooperation in the world (allowance 2/2)
a.principles of development cooperation projects managed by NGOs
b.prominent international development cooperation NGOs cooperation in development projects

8.Future role of NGOs in development cooperation. (allowance 1/1)
a.the role of NGOs in development cooperation
b.the NGO accountability towards the donors and aid recipients
c.searching for more efficient models of development cooperation

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to solve problems
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information
-Work in team

Specific competences:
-Apply cross-disciplinary aspects in analytical work
-Awareness and observing national and cultural aspects at development cooperation
-Awareness of complexity of international cooperation
-Knowledge of the main issues, problems and documents of the development relief
-Skills for searching and processing information in the field.

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     project work26 h
     workshop4 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam34 h
     preparation of presentation10 h
     elaboration and execution of projects44 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
Participation on semestral group project focused on selected NGO, presentation and defence of the project in the class. The submitting and defence is the condition for credit and condition for the exam.
The exam from the subject is oral, consists of 3 topics, the questions are asked consecutively, the exam has not preparation beforehand. The result is made know immediately.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQREKTOŘÍK, J. et al.Organizace neziskového sektoru: základy ekonomiky, teorie a řízeníPrahaEkopress2007978-80-86929-25-5
RQEDWARDS, M. -- HULME, D.Making a difference : NGOs and development in a changing worldLondonEarthscan20041-85383-144-1
RQLEWIS, D.The management of non-governmental development organizations : an introductionNew YorkRoutledge20010-415-20758-4
REEDWARDS, M. -- FOWLER, A.The Earthscan reader on NGO managementLondonEarthscan20021-85383-847-0
RELINDENBERG, M. -- BRYANT, C.Going global : transforming relief and development NGOsBloomfieldKumarian Press20011-56549-135-1
RESCHAAD, M.Neziskové organizace v ekonomické teorii : analýza vývoje a motivace bezplatných dobročinných aktivitBrnoMasarykova univerzita199880-210-1971-9
RENOVOTNÝ, J. et al.Ekonomika a řízení neziskových organizací: (zejména nevládních organizací)PrahaOeconomica200480-245-0792-7


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