Social Impact Core
The Social Impact Core is a four-course sequence focusing on issues of personal and professional ethics; corporate social responsibility; the role of law in business and commerce; and the interconnections between corporations, markets, cultures, governments, and our global society. The social impact core includes courses in writing, communications, law, and ethics.
The Social Impact Core begins freshman year with our Business and its Publics course. This course combines a lecture series with small group discussion sections to introduce you to the many interconnections between business, society, markets, politics, art, culture, and life.
In the sophomore year, you will take Organizational Communications and Its Social Context, which reiterates themes introduced in Business and its Publics, as you study social processes of influence and persuasion and learn how to most effectively communicate your own verbal and written messages to different audiences.
In the junior year, you will take Law, Business, & Society, a course that studies the role of law in shaping and governing the conduct of business and the role of commerce in our society.
Senior year, you will complete the social impact sequence with a course focusing on issues of professional responsibility.