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System Mapping for Social and Environmental Impact

CSPL 257
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 257, ENVS 208
Certificates: Civic Engagement, Civic Engagement Minor

In recent years, growing interest in social entrepreneurship has pushed students to "solve" complex social and environmental problems with new ventures of their own design. Unfortunately, this approach often overlooks a critical foundation of social change: understanding the root causes of problems and the contexts that surround them before seeking solutions.

In this six-week, half-credit class, students will study a problem and the systems that surround it. By the end of the course, students will create a "systems map" that documents the economic, political, and cultural factors behind their problem, as well as the current "solutions landscape."
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ALLB
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-19-2024
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