Social Entrepreneurship Program 2013


The Social Entrepreneurship Program 2013
builds on the experience of the Social Entrepreneurship course offered in Summer 2011and goes beyond by adding a directed field study component to the course. The four-credit hour, three-week course would cover the theory and practice of SE, and the field study of a multi-faceted program for low-income women at 'Esperanza' in the Dominican Republic would give a hands-on experience to students. The distinguishing feature of the program is that Sewanee was the first liberal arts college in the south and southeast region to offer the course in 2009, and still remains among the very few to do so in the region.

Econ. 348: Social Entrepreneurship
— The course would focus on entrepreneurial approaches to solve social problems that fundamentally change society. It would cover the best practices of successful Social Sector Institutions such as the Grameen Bank and innovative not-for-profit as well as for-profit ventures. Being international in scope, it would examine case studies in the fields of microfinance, education, health, environment, and human rights — both within and outside the U.S.

The proposed program would be at least three weeks in duration, including four to five days in the Dominican Republic. The course would be taught by Professor Yasmeen Mohiuddin.

The Social Entrepreneurship Program can be combined with the Social Entrepreneurship Education (SEED) internships in the U.S., Asia, Europe, or Latin America at an additional cost.

For further information, contact Professor Yasmeen Mohiuddin at 931.598.1462 or email: to set up an appointment with her.