Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2020


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SOSC 464 001 (CRN: 22006)


Department: Social Sciences Division
Instructor: Schuler, Doug
Meeting: 10:50AM - 12:05PM TR (13-JAN-2020 - 24-APR-2020) 
Part of Term: 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
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 65
Section Enrolled: 5
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 65
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 32
Enrollment data as of: 21-JUL-2024 9:09AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-Dept Room
Final Exam Time:
9:00AM - 12:00PM W
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 four distinct parts: social context; organizational forms and collaborations; private sector roles; and measurement and impacts. Various aspects 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 will be covered. From this foundation, students will undertake a social entrepreneurship project about a contemporary social problem in Houston: food insecurity and food deserts. Cross-list: BUSI 464, GLHT 464.