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Comparative Multi-Sector Entrepreneurship: US and Middle East | New Spring Quarter Course

Seattle Space Needle

March 8, 2019

JSIS 487/587 A | SLN 15582 | 3 credits

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:20 p.m. | Smith Hall, 115

Instructor: David Fenner, Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies


This course will provide a general introduction to different forms of entrepreneurship: business (including investment), societal, environmental, and educational in both the public and private sectors. This foundation will provide a platform for UW student teams to develop pilot projects in concert with Middle East student teams as each side increases its understanding and appreciation of a different country’s approaches and strategies.

Students will meet once per week for three hours with lecture, group work, research methodology, presentations, and assessment all part of each week. Grading for the course will be done after assessment of team projects and presentations.

The course will utilize all available pathways for communication: Facebook, Twitter, Google Chat, FreeConferenceCall, e-mail, and cell phone. The time difference between Seattle and the Middle East will require good-natured flexibility on the part of all students.