AEM 3600 - [Impact Learning: Field Study Prep Experience]
Multi-semester course: Fall (weeks 8-14), Winter, Spring (weeks 1-7). Not offered: 2020-2021. Next offered: 2021-2022. 3 credits. First course: R grade only (in progress).
Application required. Enrollment limited to: sophomores or higher. Fulfills Grand Challenges Project requirement.
S. Kyle, C. van Es.
The lectures/discussions will introduce you to the influence of race, gender, and culture on corporations, small businesses and entrepreneurial enterprises in South Africa. Cultural and historical background will be covered to promote transcultural understanding. During the course students will be introduced to their South African entrepreneurial partners with whom they will be working with prior to and during the study trip. In addition students will learn about the concept of human centered consulting which will better enable them to be more effective and impactful consultants.
Outcome 1: Analyze social ventures, make practical and actionable recommendations to help social entrepreneurs.
Outcome 2: Interact and communicate with people of other cultures and ethnicities, with a higher level of self-awareness of local contexts.
Outcome 3: Analyze social ventures using a human centered consulting approach, and gain an understanding of the complexity of building a diverse society.
Outcome 4: Explain how "big business" creates an inclusive and diverse workforce within South Africa.
Outcome 5: Employ ethical reasoning in judging ideas, actions and their implications particularly when assisting small business owners.
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