Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship|
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
This is an intro-level crash course in social entrepreneurship. We'll start by defining social entrepreneurship, then we'll explore the tactics and tendencies of successful social entrepreneurs. We will partially incubate a real social enterprise, so we can learn by doing. Each session will be a combination of lecture, group work/discussion, and in-class presentations.
This course will be useful for students who want to think critically about how social change happens, launch their own projects or ventures, innovate solutions to social and environmental problems, hone their activism, and/or build practical skills. Although it is introductory level, it will be useful for students already involved with social impact organizations or entrepreneurial enterprises.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|SECTION 01 - 2nd Quarter|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
David Bornstein and Susan Davis, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW, 2010 (select chapters)
Georgia Levenson Keohane, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: INNOVATION ACROSS THE NONPROFIT, PRIVATE, AND PUBLIC SECTORS HARDCOVER, 2013 (select chapters)
Articles and videos TBD
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will be expected to: attend and actively participate in all six class meetings, do readings and watch videos (approx. 1 hour/week), keep a class notebook/journal, do weekly assignments (approx. 2 pages of writing/research/brainstorming each week; one assigned prior to the first class meeting), in-class presentations as assigned. There will be no tests or quizzes.
|Instructor(s): Kingsley,Makaela Jane Times: .....F. 01:20PM-03:20PM; Location: ALLB004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 14||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 3||FR: 3|