Intro to Entrepreneurship

ECON 294-01 (Spring, Economics): This course focuses on theories and applications of Entrepreneurship.  Students spend the semester working in teams identify a problem and develop a solution. For their final project, students present a formal business plan pitch to a panel of entrepreneurs.

Intro to Social Entrepreneurship

INTL 294-02 / SOCI 294-03 (Fall, International Studies/Sociology):  This course focuses on theories and applications of Social Entrepreneurship.  Students spend the semester working in teams to identify a problem and develop a solution. For their final project, students present a formal business plan pitch to a panel of entrepreneurs.

Global Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

ANTHR 194-03 (Fall, Anthropology): Whether in university halls or technology hubs, government offices or remote villages, entrepreneurship has come to be celebrated around the world in hopes of driving innovation and solving diverse problems.  What exactly do we mean by entrepreneurship, though?  Moreover, what challenges do entrepreneurs face and how do they in turn challenge the world(s) we live in?  Moving beyond the buzzword, this course takes an anthropological approach to these questions by investigating contemporary experiences with entrepreneurship across the globe—from Silicon Valley to South Africa.  Combining ethnographic accounts with critical theories of capitalism, work, political economy, and social change, students will examine the broader social and economic worlds that shape and are in turn shaped by the rise of entrepreneurship.

Environmental Sustainability Ambassadors Initiative

This seminar course uses a sustainability framework for considering the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of problems and their potential solutions, followed by a summer internship working in collaboration with an organization looking to address issues of sustainability.  They spend a semester preparing for their work and a summer working collaboration with the organization. For more information: www.macalester.edu/igc/sustainabilityambassadors

Chuck Green Fellowship

Inspired by retired Macalester professor, Chuck Green, the Chuck Green Fellowship During the six-month fellowship, fellows participate in a spring semester Political Science seminar focused on analyzing and addressing community-based issues followed by an on-site project at a community-based organization to implement the recommendations developed in the spring. For more information: http://www.macalester.edu/academics/politicalscience/studentopportunities/chuck-green-fellowship