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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


AEM 3380 Social Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Problem Solvers

Course description

Introduces students to the social entrepreneurs, innovators, and visionaries who are creating new strategies for solving society's problems. The course highlights innovative case studies of success in restoring the environment, resolving conflicts, curing diseases, overcoming poverty, and addressing other problems of social injustice. At the end of the course, each student develops an original blueprint for social innovation: a creative proposal for solving a societal problem.

This is a 3 credit course during Summer Session.


AEM 3380 001-LEC On-campus Extra-session

Class dates:June 24-July 12, 2019
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 9 AM - 12 PM Warren Hall 113
Credit:3 - 4 V
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Wessels, A. (akw7)
Max. enroll:20
To enroll:This class is not available for online enrollment. To enroll, submit a paper enrollment form. Enroll now.

Permission from the instructor is required for registration.

After enrolling, send an e-mail message to Dr. Anke Wessels,, with "Approval for summer AEM 3380" as the subject. Your message should include your name, address, phone number, and your answers to two short essay questions below (responses should be 500 words or fewer):

  1. Why you are interested in social change?
  2. Describe an idea you have that might serve as the basis for a project to advance the social well-being of others in your community.

If you receive permission to take the class from Dr. Wessels, please forward your permission e-mail message to the SCE registrar, After paying tuition, you will be registered.

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