Course Description

Introduction to Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies, SOCY 30A

The class provides a broad and critical introduction to how globalization and new information and communication technologies (ICTs) are involved in all aspects of contemporary economic change, social interaction and cultural development. The applied focus of the course helps prepare students for designing social justice and sustainability projects using social-enterprise methodologies and ICTs to support community and non-governmental organizations. Tuesday's class topics include globalization, info-exclusion, social justice, information revolution, global civil-society networks, social entrepreneurship, and organizational assessment. Thursday's technical laboratory teaches students to develop practical ICT skills for working in solidarity with community organizations in areas such as web design, graphic design, and digital networking.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Santa Cruz, Sociology

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.
If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Social Science; TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Muir: 1 course in a Social Sciences theme in "Culture, Society and Social Justice"

UC San Francisco:
Unit credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit credit

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: PE-T

Course Creator

Chris Benner
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