Social Entrepreneurship: Profit, People and the Planet

Course Code: SOCI 207

Academic Year: 2021-2022

Social entrepreneurship is a new approach to finding solutions to social problems such as poverty, illness, illiteracy, environmental destruction, human rights abuses and corruption through citizen action. Recognizing the deep connections between economic activity, human populations and global issues, social entrepreneurship attempts to incorporate the "three Ps" - people, profit and the planet - as it builds sustainable and transformational projects and institutions. This course introduces students to how social entrepreneurship first emerged and explores the vital role of social entrepreneurs and the qualities that make them successful. Looking to make an impact? Using the principles of social entrepreneurship, students are introduced to different methods of addressing social problems and will learn to develop, design and implement a social action project plan. This course will appeal to those who want to make a difference, address social needs and have a desire to create sustainable social change through the principles of entrepreneurship.