The Social Sector is addressing the pressing social and environmental needs facing us today, primarily through the work of non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Discover the context, models, trends, opportunities, and challenges in social entrepreneurship. Develop the tools to identify opportunities for innovation in the social sector.
- Instructor:Tiffany Espinosa
- Sample Syllabus
- 3.0 Credit Hour Course (8 Weeks)
- Online Course Offering
- Offered Summer Semester
In this course we will be examining existing institutions that are addressing the pressing social and environmental needs facing us today and develop our own models. Not only will you learn
theory, you will explore how it plays out in the real world via guest speakers and case studies. By the end of this course you will possess the tools to identify strategic interventions that will be sustainable over the long term and can be implemented with existing resources. At the end of this course you will develop an opportunity analysis that identifies a solution for an unmet need. Your idea will be reviewed and evaluated by both the course instructor and by local professionals to give you practical feedback.
"The reason I love education is that it is a means by which students can discover their gifts, gather new tools, and learn to make full use of them to accomplish their goals. To me, the most rich educational experiences are customized to the learner, building on his or her interests and passions; connecting theories and best practices to real world applications; building the learner’s confidence in his or her abilities; and inspiring students to take action. I use active and socially-based learning techniques in the classroom, where students get hands-on, brains-on experience and have the opportunity to collaborate, brainstorm together and learn from each other."
- Tiffany Espinosa, Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Faculty