PPOL-739-10 SOCIAL INNOVATION
Spring for 2016-2017
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Social innovation is increasingly of interest in the policy arena. This course explores the topic, beginning with an introduction to innovation in the business sector and moving to an understanding of innovation in the social sector outside of government. We will then analyze ways that government policy inhibits, advances, and incorporates social innovation, including both historical and contemporary examples. Specific topics will include social entrepreneurship, disruptive innovation, social program design, the roles that volunteer and national service play in social innovation, and cross-sector collaboration. The class will employ multiple learning formats including case discussion, selected reading, and guest speakers involved in social innovation policy. Particular emphasis will be placed on creating strong presentations and persuasive memos.
Credits: 1.5
Prerequisites: None

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PPOL-739-20 SOCIAL INNOVATION
Spring for 2016-2017
Faculty:
Social innovation is increasingly of interest in the policy arena. This course explores the topic, beginning with an introduction to innovation in the business sector and moving to an understanding of innovation in the social sector outside of government. We will then analyze ways that government policy inhibits, advances, and incorporates social innovation, including both historical and contemporary examples. Specific topics will include social entrepreneurship, disruptive innovation, social program design, the roles that volunteer and national service play in social innovation, and cross-sector collaboration. The class will employ multiple learning formats including case discussion, selected reading, and guest speakers involved in social innovation policy. Particular emphasis will be placed on creating strong presentations and persuasive memos.
Credits: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
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