Courses at Swearer

The Swearer Center develops and teaches courses that offer students the chance to explore their interest in social change both in and outside of the classroom.

Fall 2015 Courses

Social Entrepreneurship (PLCY1910)
Alan Harlam, Director of Social Entrepreneurship; and Bill Allen
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:40-8:00pm

The course engages students in identifying significant global problems and innovative solutions that drive social change. Students will be introduced to some of the strategies that social entrepreneurs employ to create high-impact ventures, highlighting unique models for social problem-solving that offer bold solutions to complex and entrenched societal issues. Case studies, complemented by articles and guest speakers, will show different approaches to social entrepreneurship and illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of various models and strategies. 

To apply for the course, students must attend class on Thursday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 15 - and complete this brief application by 5pm on September 11, 2015. Admitted and waitlisted students will be notified by Monday, September 14. Waitlisted students will be admitted based on available space on Tuesday, September 15 after class.