Course Description

This course investigates the changing and expanding role of International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) in service provision, community and capacity building, policy development and advocacy, all at the global level. The course examines INGOs with particular emphasis on the diversity of organizations, the types of activities in which they are engaged, and how their structures and their political and other activities have combined to increase their role on the global stage.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

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