Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: How to Change the World One Venture at a Time

UPADM-GP.264, 4 points.

Courses

Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: Making Social Entrepreneurship Happen is about the process of social entrepreneurial problem-solving and empowering yourself with some of the practical, nitty-gritty skills required for a value-centered career as a change agent in the cause of social, environmental and economic justice.

Here is the basic idea: Lofty ideals are not enough. Wanting to do good is one thing. Actually doing good is another. When we hold ourselves to lesser performance standards, it disrespects the impoverished, the disenfranchised and the people whom we seek to help and empower.

Making Social Entrepreneurship Happen is not about surveying or analyzing theories of social action, social venture business models, particular social innovations or your dream solution to the world’s problems. The curriculum is agnostic about competing methodologies and theories of social change. The Instructor is a proponent of “pragmatic pluralism.” The course is about how you potently advance your social change agenda, mission and career.

This is a dynamic course. Whether you are seeking to shape your impact education or seeking skills and innovations to steer your social ventures, as an active learner, you will bring your own challenges and experiences to the conversation. You bring your passion and the cause. The course curriculum provides the actionable tools to get you started and step up your game. The course is about doing stuff. It’s about the practice of social entrepreneurship.



Prerequisites:

None.

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2014Jonathan LewisSyllabus
Fall 2010Syllabus
Fall 2009Syllabus
Fall 2012Syllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2013Gabriel BrodbarEvaluation
Fall 2011Greenblatt, AndrewEvaluation
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Instructors:
Lewis, Jonathan

Weekly Schedule:
Mon - 7:35 pm to 10:00 pm
Tue - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Wed - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Thu - 7:05 pm to 9:35 pm
Fri - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sat - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Session Dates:
10/20/2014 to 10/31/2014
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014

Location:
Mon - Bldg:GCASL Room:369
Tue - Bldg:SILV Room:410
Wed - Bldg:GCASL Room:261
Thu - Bldg:WAVE Room:433
Fri - Bldg:GCASL Room:275
Sat - Bldg:SILV Room:410