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SIS-696 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6) Topics vary by section. Repeatable for credit with different topic.

SIS-696-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Social Entrprse Practicum Prep
Social Enterprise Practicum Preparation (1) This course helps students plan practicum projects for the Social Enterprise (MA). Students build their expertise for the practicum by assessing the business environment for their idea, evaluating relevant evidence to support the practicum, and interviewing/surveying target end users. At the same time, students receive support, guidance, and feedback from the social enterprise faculty, project mentors, and peer cohort.
SIS-696-004
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Leading Social Innovation
Leading Social Innovation (3) Introduces the key leadership skills employed by social entrepreneurs, and distinguishes them from those used to manage more stable, ongoing international NGOs. Social entrepreneurs are skilled at destabilizing the status quo by seeing opportunities for change others miss. The components of the enterprise mindset they apply to this task are analyzed through written and live case studies. Best practices for both creating new organizations as well as leading existing ones from marginal positions of low formal power are examined. Common leadership pathologies and the dynamics of followership are also considered, along with leaders' uses of hard and soft power. Students engage in structured reflection on their personal approaches to leadership. The course is highly interactive and focused more on application than theory.
SIS-696-101
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Leading Social Innovation
Instructional Method: Online. Leading Social Innovation (3) Introduces the key leadership skills employed by social entrepreneurs, and distinguishes these from those used to manage more stable, ongoing international NGOs. Social entrepreneurs are skilled at destabilizing the status quo by seeing opportunities for change others miss. The components of the enterprise mindset they apply to this task are analyzed through written and live case studies. Best practices for both creating new organizations as well as leading existing ones from marginal positions of low formal power are examined. Common leadership pathologies and the dynamics of followership are also considered, along with leaders' uses of hard and soft power. Students engage in structured reflection on their personal approaches to leadership. The course is highly interactive and focused more on application than theory. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online.
SIS-696-102
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Global Social Entrepreneurship
Program Fee: $275.00. Instructional Method: Online. Travel Dates: September 13-16,2018. Travel Location: Washington, DC. Global Social Entrepreneurship (3) This course explores the what, why, how and who of global social enterprise and builds the mindset and skills to create positive change in the world. Coursework includes a real-world consulting project and developing a blueprint and pitch of a change-making idea. Restriction: Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-696 302.
SIS-696-103
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Soc Enterprise: Context/Pract
Instructional Method: Online. Social Enterprise: Context and Best Practices (3) This course focuses on the ecology and tool kit of the successful social entrepreneur. It provides exposure to techniques such as appreciative inquiry and asset-based planning, design thinking, small wins, positive deviance, systems thinking, and applied innovation diffusion theory. The basics of branding, positioning, and revenue-based business models are also considered in relation to social enterprises. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-696 303.
SIS-696-302
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Global Social Entrepreneurship
Program Fee: $275.00. Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Travel Dates: September 13-16, 2018. Travel Location: Washington, DC. Global Social Entrepreneurship (3) This course explores the what, why, how and who of global social enterprise and builds the mindset and skills to create positive change in the world. Coursework includes a real-world consulting project and developing a blueprint and pitch of a change-making idea. Restriction: Social Enterprise (MA). Meets with SIS-696 102.
SIS-696-303
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Soc Enterprise: Context/Pract
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Social Enterprise: Context and Best Practices (3) This course focuses on the ecology and tool kit of the successful social entrepreneur. It provides exposure to techniques such as appreciative inquiry and asset-based planning, design thinking, small wins, positive deviance, systems thinking, and applied innovation diffusion theory. The basics of branding, positioning, and revenue-based business models are also considered in relation to social enterprises. Restriction: Social Enterprise (MA). Meets with SIS-696 103.
SIS-696-001
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Methods of Social Innovation
Instructional Method: Hybrid. Methods of Social Innovation (1) This course introduces a wide range of social innovation methodologies that are important to the practice of social enterprise. Students relate these to social issues they plan to address in their career, and use them to broaden their professional toolkit and increase their capacity for effective action. Restriction: Social Enterprise (MA).
SIS-696-002
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Methods of Social Innovation
Instructional Method: Hybrid. Methods of Social Innovation (1) This course introduces a wide range of social innovation methodologies that are important to the practice of social enterprise. Students relate these to social issues they plan to address in their career, and use them to broaden their professional toolkit and increase their capacity for effective action. Restriction: Social Enterprise (MA).
SIS-696-101
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Private Sector Engagement
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Private Sector Engagement (3) This course focuses on how business/society relations have evolved, from World War II to the present, including current trends within the United States, as well as other capitalistic systems. Specific social issues include corporate governance ethics, human and labor rights, and adherence to principles of fair competition. Students explore practical ideas about how to engage with corporations, both from a regulatory perspective and a partnership perspective. Students also gain an understanding of hybrid structures and how to build elements of corporate social responsibility into any organization. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-696 301.
SIS-696-301
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Private Sector Engagement
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Private Sector Engagement (3) This course focuses on how business/society relations have evolved, from World War II to the present, including current trends within the United States, as well as other capitalistic systems. Specific social issues include corporate governance ethics, human and labor rights, and adherence to principles of fair competition. Students explore practical ideas about how to engage with corporations, both from a regulatory perspective and a partnership perspective. Students also gain an understanding of hybrid structures and how to build elements of corporate social responsibility into any organization. Meets with SIS-696 101.
SIS-696-101
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Private Sector Engagement
Instructional Method: Online. Private Sector Engagement (3) This course focuses on how business/society relations have evolved, from World War II to the present, including current trends within the United States, as well as other capitalistic systems. Specific social issues include corporate governance ethics, human and labor rights, and adherence to principles of fair competition. Students explore practical ideas about how to engage with corporations, both from a regulatory perspective and a partnership perspective. Students also gain an understanding of hybrid structures and how to build elements of corporate social responsibility into any organization. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online.
SIS-696-102
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Soc Enterprise: Context/Pract
Instructional Method: Online. Social Enterprise: Context and Best Practices (3) This course focuses on the ecology and tool kit of the successful social entrepreneur. It provides exposure to techniques such as appreciative inquiry and asset-based planning, design thinking, small wins, positive deviance, systems thinking, and applied innovation diffusion theory. The basics of branding, positioning, and revenue-based business models are also considered in relation to social enterprises. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online.
SIS-696-103
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Leading Social Innovation
Instructional Method: Online. Leading Social Innovation (3) Introduces the key leadership skills employed by social entrepreneurs, and distinguishes these from those used to manage more stable, ongoing international NGOs. Social entrepreneurs are skilled at destabilizing the status quo by seeing opportunities for change others miss. The components of the enterprise mindset they apply to this task are analyzed through written and live case studies. Best practices for both creating new organizations as well as leading existing ones from marginal positions of low formal power are examined. Common leadership pathologies and the dynamics of followership are also considered, along with leaders' uses of hard and soft power. Students engage in structured reflection on their personal approaches to leadership. The course is highly interactive and focused more on application than theory. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online.
SIS-696-301
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Private Sector Engagement
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Private Sector Engagement (3) This course focuses on how business/society relations have evolved, from World War II to the present, including current trends within the United States, as well as other capitalistic systems. Specific social issues include corporate governance ethics, human and labor rights, and adherence to principles of fair competition. Students explore practical ideas about how to engage with corporations, both from a regulatory perspective and a partnership perspective. Students also gain an understanding of hybrid structures and how to build elements of corporate social responsibility into any organization. Meets with SIS-696 101.