Our leaders are socially conscious, active collaborators who engage their personal and professional skills to impact social change.
PRE- OR CO-REQUISITE
SOCI 1160 | 3 credit hours
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Social problems exist in every community on the globe. Perspective, local norms, religious beliefs, and other ideologies are among the many considerations contributing to each issue's underlying complexity. Using Atlanta's many challenges as a case study, this course provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of selected major social problems confronting American society.
SPRING SEMESTER 1
PERS 2002 | 2 credit hours
CULTIVATING CHANGE MAKERS
People who collectively align with a common goal to do good and achieve progress are at the center of every social action movement. Still, collaborating with others is hard work. It first requires developing oneself as an active listener, guided by empathy and effective communication. This course provides tools to develop emotional intelligence to better collaborate with others to solve some of society’s most wicked social problems.
ENI 3200 | 3 credit hours
INNOVATE A BETTER SOCIETY
Today’s global problems require innovative solutions from individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and governments. This course deploys personal strengths and communication skills to innovate and take action using design thinking to tackle a community challenge. Skills developed include team management, project management, professionalism, problem-solving and pitching solutions.
SPRING SEMESTER 2
SW 3100 | 3 credit hours
The final course in the certificate emphasizes the importance of engaging with mentors, stakeholders, and community leaders. It invites public, nonprofit, and private partners into the classroom to guide teams collaboratively as they address a local problem. The engagement of all sectors undergirds the community partnership framework and a mission to address economic and social justice issues through community building.