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Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at Tulane University

Updated: 04.02.14

SISE-Approved Elective Courses

Available Fall 2014

Some of the courses listed below may require pre-requisite classes, instructor's approval to enroll, or a specific form to request enrollment. Students are expected to be proactive when attempting to enroll in courses outside their majors or minors.

ADST 4830 Black Women & Social Action
Instructor: Lewis, Nghana

Pre-requisite: First tier Service-Learning requirement completed.
Co-requisite: Students wishing to use this course to fulfill the Capstone credit must also register ADST 5110 (0 credit).
This course deepens students’ understanding of core tensions, issues, and themes in African & African Diaspora Studies and provides a framework for students to apply this understanding to the completion of a community-based service-learning project. The course meets the second-tier requirement for graduation; thus, a prerequisite for enrollment is completion of the first-tier service-learning requirement. Note: Students may fulfill the capstone requirement if co-registered with ADST 5110.

GHSD 7200: Developing Issues - Theory and Measurement
Instructor: Murphy, Laura

Prerequisite: GHSD 6040 or equivalent introduction to international development
This course critically reviews major theories, concepts and debates about social, human and economic development in the developing world. These concepts are useful to public health researchers and practitioners aiming to advance human well-being. We compare and contrast major development theories: economic growth, modernization, dependency, neoliberalism, sustainable development, human development, and human rights approaches.  Then we address contemporary, critical perspectives that are reshaping development practice: the Capabilities Approach, Human Rights, and Post-Development thought. These challenge notions of: poverty, participation, gender, culture, technology, globalization, sustainability, foreign aid, and development actors/institutions.  Insights from critical research on development agencies and projects show how theories, worldviews and assumptions translate into real "development" programs and projects that have often unexpected, unintended outcomes. The course is required for all doctoral students. It will be helpful for the reflective public health student who wants a broad, interdisciplinary, critical overview of current trends in development theory and its implications for practice.

IDEV 3200: Approaches to Sustainable Development
Instructor: Monhartova, Anna

Pre-requisite: IDEV 1010 and ECON 1020  
Optional 20-hour service learning component IDEV 3890-11
Optional 40-hour service learning component IDEV 3890-20
This course is designed to examine the impact of macroeconomic policy and political structure on environment, gender, communications, modernization and cultural change, basic needs, democratization, and appropriate technologies.

IDEV 4958: Introduction to GIS
Instructor: Hernandez, Julie

While Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been used for more that 50 years to serve military and natural resources management objectives, they have only recently received a surge in interest from International Development, Public Health and Social  Sciences professionals.  This class will focus on those GIS functionalities that are immediately applicable to IDEV, Public Health and Social Sciences research projects. It will do so by introducing the students to the core applications of GIS technology: the definition of an issue that can be described and explained through spatial analysis, the collection of relevant data, and the production of cartographic outputs capable of engaging policy-­‐makers, program managers, and communities.

MCOM 3010 Management Communication
Instructors: Grant, Kelly & Nelson, Ashley

Pre-requisite: ENGL 1010
Students outside the Business School must complete a course request form in the Office of Undergradate Education, Suite 200 in the Business School, Goldring-Woldenberg I.
Emphasizing a problem-solution approach, MCOM 3010 teaches students to produce professional written documents and oral presentations; to analyze various communication purposes, strategies, and audiences; and to work effectively in teams. Some sections of this course will satisfy one of the University’s public service requirements and will provide an additional public service credit.

LGST 3010 Legal/Ethical/Regul Busn
Instructors: Groome, Sanda & Hogg, Michael

Prerequisites: ECON 1010 or ECON 1030 and MCOM 3010
Pre or co-requisite: CDMA 1201.
Open to Business Students only. All other students must complete a course request form in the Office of Undergraduate Education, Suite 200 in the Business School.
LGST 3010 examines ethical and legal issues that affect business decision-making. The course covers ethical decision making, including the concepts of professionalism, integrity-based management, compliance-based management, and corporate social responsibility. The course then focuses on the ethical and legal issues associated with the legal system, the litigation process, alternative dispute resolution techniques, business torts based on negligence, intent and strict liability, including fraud, product liability, misrepresentations, and misleading advertising, contracts, consumer protection issues, business crimes, bankruptcy, labor and employment law, laws surrounding equal opportunity, and property law, including patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trade names, and trademarks.

Available in Future Semesters

SISE 4030: Senior Practicum
Offered Spring 2015

The SISE senior practicum is a course that provides a context for SISE minors to apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired over their courses of study to the planning, development, completion, and evaluation of community-based or inspired project. Students will develop a senior practicum project plan in partnership with a faculty advisor. The final project will be presented to the SISE Committee and to the public. Project examples include:

  • Creating a social enterprise,
  • Launching an organization or movement with a social mission,
  • Conducting community-based research,
  • Producing a research paper, or
  • Making a documentary or book.

ADST 6050

ADST 6090

COMM 3260

COMM 4820

EBIO 3690

EBIO 4660

GHSD 6850

INTU 3910

SISE 4030 - NOTE: This is an adjusted course code for the Senior Practicum, which was originally SISE 6020

POLS 4560 - NOTE: This course is a service internship offered during a semester abroad program in Costa Rica in Fall 2015. For more information, please visit


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