Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2018


BUSI 464 001 (CRN: 22352)


Department: Business
Instructor: Schuler, Doug
Meeting: 10:50AM - 12:05PM TR MCN 214 (8-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
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Section Max Enrollment: 65
Section Enrolled: 15
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 65
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 32
Waitlisted: 0 (Max 297) 
Current members of the waitlist have priority for available seats.
Enrollment data as of: 26-FEB-2024 7:49AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-Dept Room
Final Exam Time:
9:00AM - 12:00PM R TBA TBA
Description: This course introduces students to contemporary concepts, debates, and contexts necessary for analyzing and engaging in the sphere of social entrepreneurship. The course has five distinct parts: 1. social entrepreneurship overview; 2. social context and stakeholders; 3. private sector roles and motivations; 4. organizational forms and collaborations; and 5. measurement and impacts (private and public). Students will be exposed to various forms of social entrepreneurship, such as base of the pyramid/microenterprises, private-public partnerships, private-governmental partnerships, voluntary social codes, corporate social responsibility, and ethical consumerism. From this introductory foundation, students will undertake a social entrepreneurship project about a contemporary social problem in Houston: the urban food desert ( Students will learn a range of research methods (e.g. quantitative data analysis, ethnography, focus groups). With these research tools and building from perspectives offered by earlier by readings, guest speakers, and field visits, students will problematize, propose, develop, and present competing solutions to the social problem during the final course meetings. Cross-list: GLHT 464, SOSC 464.