University Catalog 2019-2020

Social Innovation/Entrepreneur (SISE)

Social Innovation/Entrepreneur (SISE)

SISE 2010  Intro Social Innov/Entrepreneu  (3 Credit Hours)  

The introductory class gives students an appreciation for the field of social entrepreneurship and introduces students to several helpful frameworks that will be used in subsequent classes. Students will examine key concepts and the historical context, understand current theories and debates about social change, and discuss case studies of social entrepreneurs. The class will address two overarching tenets of SISE: Social impact can best be created by moving away from the current divisive approach of separate sectors and towards blended models that connect and combine sectors in new ways Social mission and social impact are the primary focus - understanding what your mission is, and how you create the greatest social impact, is key.

SISE 2020  Intro to Business  (3 Credit Hours)  

This course assumes no prior background in business concepts and is open to declared SISE minors who have completed SISE 2010. The course is designed to give students basic competence in understanding and analyzing the core elements of sustainable business models. Through this course, students will gain a working vocabulary, theoretical toolkit, and fundamental technical skillset for operating in a business environment. Topics include accounting, finance, strategy, marketing, sales, operations, organizational structure and management.

Prerequisite(s): SISE 2010.

SISE 2890  Service Learning: SISE 2010  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

SISE 3010  Dsgn thinking Collective Impac  (4 Credit Hours)  

This course is a practical, experience-based introduction to design-thinking tools and techniques for SISE undergraduate minors from diverse departments across campus. Students will be exposed to applied research, ideation and problem-solving tools adapted from human-centered design and architecture. Using New Orleans as a laboratory and working with local partners, students will creatively and collaboratively address local community concerns, leading to a prototype for installation in a neighborhood. In addition, readings, case studies, lectures, and writing exercises will allow students to learn from these local design-thinking experiences to more fruitfully address global problems, such as climate change, poverty, and the AIDS pandemic, that they aim to pursue in their program major and SISE practicum.

Prerequisite(s): SISE 2010.

SISE 3020  Ldrshp for Collective Impact  (3 Credit Hours)  

This seminar is about Leadership" - how the term has been defined and studied

SISE 4020  Ldrship for Collective Impact  (3 Credit Hours)  

Prerequisite(s): SISE 2010.

SISE 4030  Senior Practicum  (3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 4040  Collaborative Approaches  (3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 4050  Senior Seminar  (1 Credit Hour)  

Prerequisite(s): SISE 2010, 2020, 3010 and 4020.

SISE 4220  Prototyping Places  (3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 4560  Innov Approaches to Soc Change  (3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 4570  SISE Internship  (3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 4610  Development Issues  (3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 4820  Taylor Your Life  (2 Credit Hours)  

TAYLOR Your LIfe is an innovative career development lab that teaches students how to approach their future with the mindset and toolkit of a designer. Participants will ideate multiple life paths, clarify their interests, focus and target their search, prototype and test elements of careers that interest them, leanr how to market and brand themselves to stand out from the crowd, and map their community to effectively join the network of movers and shakers in their field.

SISE 4880  Writing Intensive: SISE 4050  (1 Credit Hour)  

SISE 4890  Service Learning: SISE 4020  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

SISE 4910  Independent Study  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 4950  Special Topics  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 4951  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 4952  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Prerequisite(s): SISE 3010.

SISE 4960  DT Deep Tive  (3 Credit Hours)  

Prerequisite(s): SISE 3010.

SISE 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

SISE 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

SISE 6020  Senior Practicum  (3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 6100  Social Innovation Toolkit  (3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 6220  Prototyping Places  (3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 6760  Pgrms for Htlh Nut Wom&Child  (3 Credit Hours)  

SISE 6820  Taylor Your Life  (1 Credit Hour)