COURSE CREDIT: 4 Credit Hrs
COURSE LEVEL: 300
This course is intended to be an introduction to practices and principles of social entrepreneurship – roughly defined, the creative implementation of business strategies and market principles to work for social change. The course focuses in great part on innovative approaches to addressing social needs, and explores contemporary case studies. Topical themes include: Economic development through social enterprise; policy, politics, and free market forces; ethics and social responsibility; and globalization and the new economy. In particular this course will focus on case studies that engage entrepreneurial principles to address environmental issues. Students will visit a number of field sites, talk to expert practitioners, and observe innovative projects directly.