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Courses - Spring 2023
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Writing for Social Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Must have fulfilled the Academic Writing (FSAW) requirement.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Designed for students who want to develop the skills needed to start a successful social venture--a start-up business with a social mission or a new nonprofit program. The course centers on a major writing project such as a business plan, a website design plan, a fundraising proposal, or a concept paper for a new nonprofit organization. Students produce other communication projects that social entrepreneurs use to develop their businesses and nonprofits, such as presentations or pitches to prospective investors/donors, marketing materials, and a job announcement. Students will learn from local social entrepreneurs who share their experiences of using writing to succeed in the field.
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This c ourse satisfies the professional writing requirement.