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BUS-3350: Social Entrepreneurship: From Vision to Manifestation

This course will explore the creative impulse of social entrepreneurship, working with a variety of methods for evoking creativity and initiating authentic social processes. How do you work with a group? How do you move from vision to implementation? How do you shape something truly new and create value? How do you harness collective power and resources towards a desired end? These questions and more will guide our inquiry throughout the course and influence our experiences, assignments and discussions. Whether launching a new business venture, developing a stronger, more effective organization, or working to manifest an idea or inspiration into the world, the theme of this course can serve well in fostering a future that is just, sustainable, and globally relevant. During this class we will examine the following elements as key course themes that connect reading assignments, activities, discussions, projects, and presentations: ?tInnovation: Social entrepreneurs are innovators who create social change. What are the conditions that allow for innovation? ?tTeam Dynamics: Engaging complex social problems is rarely an individual endeavor and often requires we work with partners and teams to achieve a goal. What are processes and skills that can harness the highest potential of groups and foster effective team dynamics? ?tNew Emergent Forms: New forms of technology, communication, economy, and business are rapidly transforming our social sphere. How are social entrepreneurs keeping pace with the speed of change and, in some cases, shaping cutting edge advances to our social initiatives and business practices? ?tImpact, Evaluation, and Sustainability: How do we know we are succeeding in such new terrain? What are methods for observation, evaluation, and measuring impact and effectiveness of social organizations? How do we continue to sustain our efforts over time?
Min. Credits: 3.0 Max Credits: 4.0
Credit Basis: Quarter credit
Location(s): Antioch Univ Los Angeles
Method(s): Classroom
Course Type Liberal & Disciplinary Studies



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