General Studies Courses

General Studies courses may be an option for students interested in taking one or two credit-based courses but who are not currently interested in seeking a credential. Students who successfully complete General Studies courses may be eligible to transfer credit toward a certificate, diploma or degree upon formal admission to a program.

Permission to register in General Studies courses requires approval by the Dean or designate. Supporting documentation and/or prerequisites may be required.

For information about non-credit courses, visit Continuing Studies.

Upcoming Start Dates

CSIN550: Foundation of Corporate Social Innovation

 Course Description: Introduces students to foundational theories, processes, practices and strategies of social innovation as well as corporate intrapreneurship. Through deep introspection, students will gain knowledge of change strategies that include deploying soft and hard power to advance innovative opportunities, while exploring how to influence without formal authority. Learners will get exposed to the creative strategies and activities of social and institutional entrepreneurs (intrapreneurs), activists, organizations, and social movements. Students will examine individuals and groups who have catalyzed important positive social change through different organizational platforms –in the market, in government, within the nonprofit sector, and increasingly in the space between these three sectors. Throughout the course students will examine social innovation through case studies, best practice analyses, and relevant readings.  Credits: 3.00

CSIN550: Foundation of Corporate Social Innovation

 Course Description: Introduces students to foundational theories, processes, practices and strategies of social innovation as well as corporate intrapreneurship. Through deep introspection, students will gain knowledge of change strategies that include deploying soft and hard power to advance innovative opportunities, while exploring how to influence without formal authority. Learners will get exposed to the creative strategies and activities of social and institutional entrepreneurs (intrapreneurs), activists, organizations, and social movements. Students will examine individuals and groups who have catalyzed important positive social change through different organizational platforms –in the market, in government, within the nonprofit sector, and increasingly in the space between these three sectors. Throughout the course students will examine social innovation through case studies, best practice analyses, and relevant readings.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
March 2, 2020 May 3, 2020 2600.00 Online

CSIN562: Design Thinking for Social Innovation

 Course Description: Introduces students to a design thinking methodology, including processes and practices which encourage creative thinking and innovation in trying to solve social challenges. Students will apply a human-centered approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Provides students with a better understanding and practice of how to incorporate stakeholder and consumer insights in rapid prototyping, all aimed at getting beyond the assumptions that block effective social innovation solutions.  Credits: 3.00

CSIN562: Design Thinking for Social Innovation

 Course Description: Introduces students to a design thinking methodology, including processes and practices which encourage creative thinking and innovation in trying to solve social challenges. Students will apply a human-centered approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Provides students with a better understanding and practice of how to incorporate stakeholder and consumer insights in rapid prototyping, all aimed at getting beyond the assumptions that block effective social innovation solutions.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
May 11, 2020 June 21, 2020 TBD Blended

CSIN575: Measuring and Scaling Social Impact

 Course Description: Focuses on measuring and reporting on social impact and identifying outcomes in relation to the objectives of different stakeholders. Also examines the question of how social innovations can effectively scale their impact to reach individuals and communities that might benefit from their innovations.  Credits: 3.00

CSIN575: Measuring and Scaling Social Impact

 Course Description: Focuses on measuring and reporting on social impact and identifying outcomes in relation to the objectives of different stakeholders. Also examines the question of how social innovations can effectively scale their impact to reach individuals and communities that might benefit from their innovations.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
July 6, 2020 September 6, 2020 2600.00 Online