Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This interdisciplinary seminar introduces students to the emerging field of social entrepreneurship through readings, case studies, guest lectures, films, and field trips. As we examine the history, methods, challenges, and opportunities of local and global social entrepreneurs and innovators, we elicit our own bold visions for the future. We engage the local community as an incubator of social innovation, exploring the role of creativity, collaboration, courage, and compassion in social entrepreneurship. Students in this course build practical skills, developing business plans and models for ventures that address social challenges in education, health care, human rights, and food security, among others. Students from all disciplines who seek to build capacity as visionary, pragmatic change agents are welcome.
Course Number: PAX370
Units: 3.0