DPI-312: Sparking Social Change

Semester: Not Offered

Credit: 1.0

Faculty: Mark Moore


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Examines strategies and processes of contemporary social change in the United States, other developed countries, developing countries, and transnational contexts. Aimed at students who hope to produce social change from varied social platforms including both start-up entrepreneurial efforts and established organizations, and located in the for-profit, non-profit, and governmental sectors. Will also explore different methods for producing social change ranging from social and political moblizatoin, through the development of specific products and services that can be scaled up through market processes.  Through an inductive examination of a large number of social change projects, students will gain a knowledge of how different processes and structures of liberal society can be used to leverage social change efforts including changes in government policy, law reform, social research and development, philanthropy and volunteerism, market processes, and social and political moblization.  Course should be valuable to students with imagination, initiative, social ambition, and will aim to foster an expertise in social change that consists of keen strategic sensibilities and analogical ability to know what has worked elsewhere and how that can be adopted to one's own circumstances.


Also offered by the Graduate School of Education as A-130, but not offered in 2014-15. To see a short VIDEO describing this course, please follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwuiFdVuFVI .


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