RLG353H1: The Politics of Charity

Previous Course Number: 
RLG250H1
Hours: 
24L

The course examines religious charitable giving, philanthropic foundations, and humanitarian aid and asks: Is charitable giving altruistic or is it always partly self-interested? Could aid perpetuate poverty? What kinds of "strings" come with receiving aid and is there such thing like a free gift?

Prerequisite: 

Completion of 4.0 credits

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)