COURSES

The I&E Certificate requires four courses and two co-curricular experiences. All students complete I&E 352 (Strategies for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and the I&E 499 Capstone course. Each student also designs an intentional “pathway” of two electives and two experiences that fit their interests. Students can be completely independent in their selections (the self-designed pathway), or they can use one of four other curated pathways of common student interests:

  • Self-Designed
  • Media, Arts & Entertainment
  • Social Innovation & Policy
  • Technology & Design
  • Culture, Community & Commerce

The recommended sequence of courses is 1) gateway elective 2) I&E 352 3) second elective 4) I&E 499. Students must complete all other courses and experiences prior to enrolling in the capstone.

Listed below are the courses in the I&E Certificate curriculum. Unless cross-listed with I&E, the course numbers refer to the listing of the owning department. All courses meet the Certificate course requirements equally, regardless of how they are listed.

REQUIRED COURSES

I&E 352 Strategies for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
I&E 499 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Capstone

Select two electives

*Please note that special topics courses (course numbers typically ending in 90) change frequently in title and content. In order to ensure that a special topics elective choice meets the Certificate requirement, students must clear their selection with the I&E Certificate staff.

You will select any two electives from across themes and disciplines to create your unique pathway.

ARTSVIS 198 Experimental Interface Design
BME 230L Global Women’s Health Tech
COMPSCI 216 Everything Data
COMPSCI 240​ Race, Gender, Class, and Computing
COMPSCI 333 Algorithms in the Real World
COMPSCI 408​ Delivering Software: From Concept to Client
COMPSCI 507D Mobile App Development for Programmers and Entrepreneurs
CULANTH 170 Advertising and Society: Global Perspective
DESIGNTK 590 Design Thinking
DOCST 354S.01 – Web Design and Narrative: Artists, Documentarians, Art Historians, and Entrepreneurs
ECON 375A Economics of Entrepreneurship
EGR 101L Engineering Design and Communication
EGR 121L Engineering Innovation
EHD 290S SocSci Eval Health Lab
ETHICS 270 Business Ethics
HISTORY 248S.01 Publishing & Marketing Popular Fiction
I&E 171 Business Anthropology
I&E 172 Anthropology of Design and UX
I&E 230s Arts Policy and Leadership
I&E 243S The Art of Improvising
I&E 250 Building Global Audiences
I&E 252 Learning to Fail
I&E 253 Social Marketing for Entrepreneurs
I&E 261 Social Innovation
I&E 262 Designing Transformative Learning
I&E 263S Problem Solving in Global Health
I&E 265S​ Digital Feminism
I&E 271 Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise
I&E 272S Documentary and Policy
I&E 275 Media, Entertainment & Tech
I&E 281 Basics of Technology Commercialization
I&E 290* Product Management
I&E 290* Sports Entrepreneurship and the Evolving Marketplace
I&E 295S Arts Entrepreneurship
I&E 302 Fieldwork Methods: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
I&E 310S Introduction to Non-Profit Cultural Institutions
I&E 350 Customer Empathy & Brand Experience Design
I&E 359A Introduction to Global Los Angeles: An Interdisciplinary Survey (Duke in LA)
I&E 385 New Ventures: Discover
I&E 395 New Ventures: Develop
I&E 396 New Ventures: Deliver
I&E 510 Social Innovation Practicum
I&E 511 Designing Ethical Tech
I&E 525s Corporate Empires
I&E 590* Global Health Practicum
I&E 590* New Ventures Clinic: Climate
I&E 89S Improvisation
ISS 240L Fundamentals of Web-based Communications
LIT 302(S) Hashtags, Memes, Digital Tribes
LIT 320S Social Movements and Social Media
MUSIC 273S Introduction to Electronic Music Composition
MUSIC 295S Arts Entrepreneurship
PUBPOL 265S Enterprising Leadership
PUBPOL 270S​ Lead the Way Durham
PUBPOL 290S Innovating for Social Impact
PUBPOL 290S Social Entrepreneurship/Arts
PUBPOL 311S Business and Human Rights Advocacy Lab
SOC 359 Sociology of Entrepreneurship
VMS 307 UI/UX Design

CULANTH 170 Advertising and Society: Global Perspective
DOCST 354S.01 – Web Design and Narrative: Artists, Documentarians, Art Historians, and Entrepreneurs
ETHICS 89s*​ Leading Through Change
ETHICS 270 Business Ethics
HISTORY 248S.01 Publishing & Marketing Popular Fiction
I&E 89S Improvisation
I&E 172 Anthropology of Design and UX
I&E 230s Arts Policy and Leadership
I&E 243S The Art of Improvising
I&E 250 Building Global Audiences
I&E 252 Learning to Fail
I&E 253 Social Marketing for Entrepreneurs
I&E 265S​ Digital Feminism
I&E 272S Documentary and Policy
I&E 275 Media, Entertainment & Tech
I&E 290* Product Management
I&E 290* Sports Entrepreneurship and the Evolving Marketplace
I&E 295S Arts Entrepreneurship
I&E 302 Fieldwork Methods: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
I&E 310S Introduction to Non-Profit Cultural Institutions
I&E 359A – Introduction to Global Los Angeles: An Interdisciplinary Survey (Duke in LA)
I&E 385 New Ventures: Discover
I&E 395 New Ventures: Develop
I&E 396 New Ventures: Deliver
LIT 302S Hashtags Memes, Digital Tribes
LIT 320S Social Movements and Social Media
MUSIC 273S Introduction to Electronic Music Composition
MUSIC 290S Social Entrepreneurship/Arts
PUBPOL 290S Social Entrepreneurship/Arts
VMS 307 UI/UX Design

BME 230L Global Women’s Health Tech
COMPSCI 216 Everything Data
COMPSCI 240​ Race, Gender, Class, and Computing
EGR 101L – Engineering Design and Communication
EHD 290S SocSci Eval Health Lab
ETHICS 270 Business Ethics
I&E 172 Anthropology of Design and UX
I&E 230s Arts Policy and Leadership
I&E 243S The Art of Improvising
I&E 250 Building Global Audiences
I&E 252 Learning to Fail
I&E 253 Social Marketing for Entrepreneurs
I&E 261 Social Innovation
I&E 262 Designing Transformative Learning
I&E 263S Problem Solving in Global Health
I&E 272S Documentary and Policy
I&E 290* Product Management
I&E 302 Fieldwork Methods: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
I&E 310S Introduction to Non-Profit Cultural Institutions
I&E 385 New Ventures: Discover
I&E 395 New Ventures: Develop
I&E 396 New Ventures: Deliver
I&E 510 Social Innovation Practicum
I&E 511 Designing Ethical Tech
I&E 525s Corporate Empires
I&E 590* Global Health Practicum
I&E 590* New Ventures Clinic: Climate
LIT 320S Social Movements and Social Media
MUSIC 295S Arts Entrepreneurship
PUBPOL 270S​ Lead the Way Durham
PUBPOL 265S Enterprising Leadership
PUBPOL 290S Innovating for Social Impact
PUBPOL 290S Social Entrepreneurship/Arts
PUBPOL 311S Business and Human Rights Advocacy Lab

ARTSVIS 198 Experimental Interface Design
COMPSCI 216 Everything Data
COMPSCI 240 Race, Gender, Class, and Computing
COMPSCI 333 Algorithms in the Real World
COMPSCI 408​ Delivering Software: From Concept to Client
COMPSCI 507D Mobile App Development for Programmers and Entrepreneurs
CULANTH 170 Advertising and Society: Global Perspective
DESIGNTK 590 Design Thinking
DOCST 354S.01 – Web Design and Narrative: Artists, Documentarians, Art Historians, and Entrepreneurs
EGR 101L – Engineering Design and Communication
EGR 121L Engineering Innovation
ETHICS 270 Business Ethics
I&E 172 Anthropology of Design and UX
I&E 243S The Art of Improvising
I&E 250 Building Global Audiences
I&E 252 Learning to Fail
I&E 253 Social Marketing for Entrepreneurs
I&E 262 Designing Transformative Learning
I&E 265S​ Digital Feminism
I&E 271 Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise
I&E 275 Media, Entertainment & Tech
I&E 281 Basics of Technology Commercialization
I&E 290* Product Management
I&E 302 Fieldwork Methods: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
I&E 350 Customer Empathy & Brand Experience Design
I&E 385 New Ventures: Discover
I&E 395 New Ventures: Develop
I&E 396 New Ventures: Deliver
I&E 511 Designing Ethical Tech
I&E 590* New Ventures Clinic: Climate
ISS 240L Fundamentals of Web-based Communications
LIT 302S Hashtags Memes, Digital Tribes
LIT 320S Social Movements and Social Media
VMS 307 UI/UX Design

COMPSCI 216 Everything Data
COMPSCI 240​ Race, Gender, Class, and Computing
CULANTH 170 Advertising and Society: Global Perspective
ECON 375A Economics of Entrepreneurship
EHD 290S SocSci Eval Health Lab
ETHICS 270 Business Ethics
HISTORY 248S.01 Publishing & Marketing Popular Fiction
I&E 171 Business Anthropology
I&E 172 Anthropology of Design and UX
I&E 243S The Art of Improvising
I&E 250 Building Global Audiences
I&E 252 Learning to Fail
I&E 253 Social Marketing for Entrepreneurs
I&E 262 Open Knowledge & Education Innovation
I&E 265S​ Digital Feminism
I&E 290* Sports Entrepreneurship and the Evolving Marketplace
I&E 302 Fieldwork Methods: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
I&E 350 Customer Empathy & Brand Experience Design
I&E 385 New Ventures: Discover
I&E 395 New Ventures: Develop
I&E 396 New Ventures: Deliver
I&E 511 Designing Ethical Tech
I&E 525s Corporate Empires
I&E 590* New Ventures Clinic: Climate
ISS 240L Fundamentals of Web-based Communications
LIT 302S Hashtags Memes, Digital Tribes
LIT 320S Social Movements and Social Media
PUBPOL 270S​ Lead the Way Durham
PUBPOL 311S Business and Human Rights Advocacy Lab
SOC 359 Sociology of Entrepreneurship

EXPERIENCES

In order to gain real-world application of knowledge and invaluable hands-on learning, students complete two learning experiences while in the Certificate program that are tied to innovation and entrepreneurship. One of the experiences is 300 hours; the other is 150 hours.

Examples include, but are not limited to, developing own ventures, internships, research, civic engagement, and independent projects.

Students identify and propose each learning experience prior to undertaking it. Students will be oriented to this approval process upon joining the program. All proposed experiences will be thoroughly reviewed for their relation to innovation and entrepreneurship, their quality, and how they fit the student’s stated objectives for completing the Certificate.

Students may choose to complete the experiences at any time, as long as the experiences meet the minimum hour requirements and are both completed prior to taking the capstone.

For each experience, students identify a mentor who will supervise the work or provide external expertise and guidance.

PORTFOLIO

  • Students share their certificate learning journey with faculty, students, employers, and family.
  • Students display projects and learning artifacts from their coursework and experiences.
  • Students deepen their learning and personal growth through guided reflections.