Working Toward Sustainable Development Goals Through Experiential Learning (6 credits)
This credit-bearing Experiential Learning course coalesces scholars and expert practitioners to offer a unique learning experience through a study trip that aims to empower students with strong entrepreneurial and humanitarian spirit to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals with new insight, skills, knowledge, and leadership. Specifically, the study trip will examine successful social innovation and startup models, conservation and development struggles, and other critical topics that harness social innovation, local and international nonprofits, and public-private partnerships for social good in developing countries. Students will also learn to solve problems using a set of tools, including design thinking, project management and leadership, and marketing. Students will also learn how to design and lead similar types of experiential learning in the future.