Spring 2021  |  PA 5743 Section 001: Social Innovation Design Lab: Making Your Idea a Reality (54166)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
jr or sr or grad student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue 04:00PM - 05:15PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Do you have an idea for an organization, initiative or venture that that could address a social or environmental problem? This course is designed to help aspiring social entrepreneurs and changemakers from all disciplines develop a viable proposal for social change. Course content includes an introduction to human-centered design thinking, change management, leadership skills, non-profit and for-profit business models, and social entrepreneurship frameworks. At the end of the course, students present their project to a panel of experts. Students will be prepared to compete in the Acara Challenge for funding if interested. Students or teams interested in this course should apply by emailing a 1-page resume and project description (1 paragraph to 1 page) of your project/idea to acara@umn.edu. The essay should address your motivation for taking the course, along with describing your idea, where you are with developing it, and what you need to take it forward.
Class Notes:
Class will be offered REMOTELY. Class will meet synchronously-online during Spring 2021 during the scheduled time. The permission numbers may be obtained by emailing loyda@umn.edu. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?adavila+PA5743+Spring2021 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?loyda+PA5743+Spring2021
Class Description:
How do you want to change the world? What is your big idea to address a social or environmental problem? This hands-on course is designed to help aspiring changemakers develop a viable proposal for social change. Course content includes human-centered design, change management, leadership skills, business models, and social entrepreneurship frameworks. At the end of the course, you will present your project to a panel of experts. You will be prepared to compete in the Acara Challenge for funding. Students or teams interested in this course should apply by emailing a one-page resume to Tony Loyd at loyda@umn.edu. Also, include a one-page description of your project. The project description should include the problem you're solving, who has the problem, and your proposed solution. Also, please include your motivation for taking the course, where you are with developing your idea, and what you need to take it forward. Undergraduates interested in this topic should register for GCC 5501. If you are unable to take GCC 5501, please e-mail acara@umn.edu and ask for permission to join this course.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54166/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
26 October 2020

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