Coming Spring 2018
- Instructor: Genevieve Shaker
- PHST P330; Online course
- 3 credit hours
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The effects of celebrity and popular culture on modern charitable practice are profound. Celebrities—from entertainment, business, politics, and sports—are involved with causes including climate change, international humanitarianism, animal welfare, health and wellness, food instability, and more.
This online course explores the intersection of celebrity and popular culture with philanthropy and fundraising.
As a student in the class you will assess the benefits and challenges of celebrity philanthropy for American charities.
You will also engage in an ongoing discussion about the societal phenomenon of celebrity giving, service, and advocacy through exploration of current philanthropic events, interactive classroom activities, and hands-on learning opportunities. Discussion will include exploration of how individuals, and celebrities in particular, of various backgrounds (profession, gender, race and ethnicity, political persuasion, generation) deploy their philanthropy.
Core philanthropic principles, questions, and practices will be explored as you refine ideas about charitable giving in your own media experience while learning to apply an academically-informed perspective to popular philanthropy.
At the end of the class students will be able to:
1) Core knowledge
2) Analytical experience
3) Skills development