PPS271.S.01 – SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ACTION
Social Entrepreneurship in Action is a leadership course in applied social innovation. The central goal of the course is to provide students with an academic opportunity to leverage their experiences and interests to create social innovation initiatives. More than a traditional social entrepreneurship education course, the course design is based on the principle that significant learning and development are results of creating projects that will actually benefit others. The course integrates theory and practice (more practice to theory than vice-versa) in providing students with knowledge, analytical competence, and leadership skills important to exercising social entrepreneurship. Teams of students will develop a promising idea, followed sequentially by a credible proposal and a compelling plan. Following the end of the course, many students will pilot-test and subsequently launch projects that become signature accomplishments. MARKETS AND MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE – CORE COURSE, SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE [Areas of Knowledge: SS; Inquiries/Competencies: EI] PERMISSION REQUIRED: Open to sophomores (and juniors on an exception basis).