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Fall 2017
Oct 19, 2019
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PPOL 739 - Social Innovation
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. 

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Policy Management
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Public Policy

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