Social Entrepreneurship Courses
SET 2100. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship (3). This course introduces students to social entrepreneurship through case studies, key readings, and primary information resources. Students will become familiar with organizations and social entrepreneurs through service-learning projects, and will begin to develop skills demonstrated by successful social entrepreneurs, including team building and leadership, negotiation, and working in complex social and cultural environments. They will explore the sources of funding for social enterprises, including philanthropy, governmental funding, and income generating, self-sustaining social enterprises. Students will also plan their course of study in the major, including the identification of a track and an initial proposal for a project.
SET 3100. Junior Internship in Social Entrepreneurship (3). Majors only; pre-requisite Junior Standing, SET 2100, ETP 3000. Students will complete an internship with a social organization or enterprise or with a social entrepreneur. Students will be required to attend seminars for reflection on the internship and to begin the development of their senior social entrepreneurship project.
SET 4015. Senior Capstone in Social Entrepreneurship (3). This course will draw together the experiential, curricular, and individual components of the social entrepreneurship major. Students will complete a study of the background and context of their proposed social entrepreneurship venture, reflect on the civic, vocational, spiritual, and personal dimensions of their roles as social entrepreneurs, and complete the BELL Core capstone requirements, including reflection on their educational experience and transition from the university.
SET 4150. Grant Writing (3). The course will provide students with the practical skills of preparing competitive grant proposals for submission to private foundations, corporations, Local Education Associations, and other funding sources. Students will apply skills learned by working directly with a local nonprofit to develop a grant request for submission to one of the funding sources named above.