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SOCWORLD 47 - Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems or return to Course Catalog Search

107464 – Section 001   

Faculty of Arts and SciencesGeneral EducationTarun Khanna
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2018-2019  (show academic calendar)MW   3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Sever 113 (FAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

This course will provide a framework (and multiple lenses) through which to think about the salient economic and social problems of the five billion people of the developing world, and to work in a team setting toward identifying entrepreneurial solutions to such problems. Case study discussions will cover challenges and solutions in fields as diverse as health, education, technology, urban planning, and arts and the humanities. The modules themselves will be team-taught by faculty from engineering, the arts, urban design, healthcare and business. The course will embrace a bias toward action by enabling students to understand the potential of individual agency in addressing these problems. All students will participate in the development of a business plan or grant proposal to tackle their chosen problem in a specific developing country/region, emphasizing the importance of contextualizing the entrepreneurial intervention. The student-team will ideally be comprised of students with diverse backgrounds from across the University.

If student interest exceeds the course limit, a lottery will be conducted. Please attend class and visit the course website for more details. NO AUDITORS. The course is designed around section participation and the completion of the final group project. Offered jointly with the Business School as 1266, the School of Public Health as GHP 568, the Kennedy School as DEV-338, the Law School as HLS 2543, the Graduate School of Education as A-819, the Graduate School of Design as SES 5375, and the Medical School as IND520.

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.