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To earn the undergraduate I&E Certificate, students successfully complete the following requirements:

  • Gateway Elective—foundations course within chosen pathway
  • Keystone—fundamentals of developing a strategy to launch a venture
  • Elective —further exploration in innovation and/or entrepreneurship
  • Capstone—focus on turning ideas into action through a capstone project

Two immersive co-curricular experiences tied to innovation and entrepreneurship, in which students gain real-world application of knowledge and invaluable hands-on learning. One of the experiences must be at least 300 hours; the other must be at least 150 hours. Examples of different types of experiences include, but are not limited to, innovative and entrepreneurial internships, research, civic engagement initiatives, independent projects, or work developing an independent venture.

Creation of a public facing e-portfolio, which provides students with a platform to creatively capture artifacts from their work and experiences throughout the certificate. This is meant to deepen their reflection of their participation in the program and provide a tangible accounting of students’ learning.

COURSES

The I&E Certificate consists of four courses. All students complete the same keystone and capstone course. Students select 1 of 5 pathways through the certificate. Each pathway consists of two courses of the student’s choice: a gateway elective and an elective.

The recommended sequence of courses is 1) Gateway Elective 2) Keystone 3) Elective 4) Capstone. Students must complete the gateway elective, keystone, elective, and two 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, but all cross-listings for each respective course equally qualify to count toward the requirements.

REQUIRED COURSES

Keystone
I&E 352 Strategies for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Capstone
I&E 499 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Capstone

Elective Courses: Select two courses from your chosen pathway

  • Media, Arts & Entertainment Pathway
    AMI 301S Moving Image Practice
    CULANTH 170​ Advertising & 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* Collaboration & Improvisation
    I&E 140 Create, Innovate, Act
    I&E 217SA The Economics of Art—The Chicago Scene (Duke in Chicago)
    I&E 242S Multimedia Documentary
    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​ Introduction to Digital Feminism
    I&E 272S Documentary and Policy
    I&E 290* Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Intersection on of Media, Entertainment and Technology
    I&E 290* Innovation, Product & Design
    I&E 290* Introduction to Performing Arts Management & Entrepreneurship
    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 311S Legal Issues for the Performing Arts
    I&E 359A – Introduction to Global Los Angeles: An Interdisciplinary Survey (Duke in LA)
    I&E 373 Intellectual Property Law: Law, Policy, and Practice
    I&E 390* New Ventures Discovery
    I&E 390S* Art Collaboration as Social Action
    I&E 395 New Ventures Development
    I&E 396 New Ventures Delivery
    LIT 302(S) Hashtags, Memes, & Digital Tribes
    LIT 320S Social Movements and Social Media
    MUSIC 273 Electronic Music
    PUBPOL 290S-01/MUS290S-01* Social Entrepreneurship & the Arts: Building Your Dream
  • SOCIAL INNOVATION & POLICY PATHWAY
    BME 230: Women’s Health and Technologies
    CESC 201 Engaged Citizenship and Social Change
    COMPSCI 216 Everything Data
    COMPSCI 240​ Race, Gender, Class, and Computing
    EGR 101L – Engineering Design and Communication
    EHD 290S-02 Evaluating Health Innovation
    ETHICS 89s​* Leading Through Change
    ETHICS 270 Business Ethics
    I&E 140 Create, Innovate, Act
    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 Open Knowledge & Education Innovation
    I&E 263 Entrepreneurial Problem Solving in Global Health
    I&E 272S Documentary and Policy
    I&E 290* Designing Ethical Tech
    I&E 290* Founders Workshop: Startups
    I&E 290* Innovation, Product & Design
    I&E 302 Fieldwork Methods: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
    I&E 310S Introduction to Non-Profit Cultural Institutions
    I&E 373 Intellectual Property Law: Law, Policy, and Practice
    I&E 390* New Ventures Discovery
    I&E 390S* Art Collaboration as Social Action
    I&E 395 New Ventures Development
    I&E 396 New Ventures Delivery
    I&E 510 Social Innovation Practicum
    I&E 590* Global Health Practicum
    I&E 590* Open Design + Innovation
    LIT 320S Social Movements and Social Media
    PPS 270​ Lead the Way Durham
    PUBPOL 265 Enterprising Leadership
    PUBPOL 290S-01/MUS290S-01* Social Entrepreneurship & the Arts: Building Your Dream
    PUBPOL 311S Business and Human Rights Advocacy Lab
    PUBPOL 390S* Innovating for Social Impact
    PUBPOL 642S Designing Innovation for Global Health
    SPANISH 315A Duke in Chile: Language and Culture of Entrepreneurship in Latin America
  • TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN PATHWAY
    ARTSVIS 198 Experimental Interface Design
    COMPSCI 216 Everything Data
    COMPSCI 240 Race, Gender, Class, and Computing
    COMPSCI 290​* Algorithms in the Real World
    COMPSCI 408​ Delivering Software: From Concept to Client
    CULANTH 170​ Advertising & Society – Global Perspective
    DOCST 354S.01 – Web Design and Narrative: Artists, Documentarians, Art Historians, and Entrepreneurs
    EGR 101L – Engineering Design and Communication
    EGR 121L Engineering Innovation
    ETHICS 89s​* Leading Through Change
    ETHICS 270 Business Ethics
    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​ Introduction to Digital Feminism
    I&E 271A Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise
    I&E 281 Basics of Technology Commercialization
    I&E 290* Designing Ethical Tech
    I&E 290* Founders Workshop: Startups
    I&E 290* Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Intersection on of Media, Entertainment and Technology
    I&E 290* Innovation, Product & Design
    I&E 302 Fieldwork Methods: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
    I&E 350 Customer Empathy & Brand Experience Design
    I&E 373 Intellectual Property Law: Law, Policy, and Practice
    I&E 390* New Ventures Discovery
    I&E 395 New Ventures Development
    I&E 396 New Ventures Delivery
    I&E 590* Mission Driven Startup
    I&E 590* Open Design + Innovation
    ISS 240L Fundamentals of Web-based Communications
    LIT 302(S) Hashtags, Memes, & Digital Tribes
    LIT 320S Social Movements and Social Media
  • CULTURE, COMMUNITY & COMMERCE PATHWAY
    CESC 201 Engaged Citizenship and Social Change
    COMPSCI 216 Everything Data
    COMPSCI 240​ Race, Gender, Class, and Computing
    CULANTH 170​ Advertising & Society – Global Perspective
    ECON 375 The Economics of Entrepreneurship
    EHD 290S-02* Evaluating Health Innovation
    ETHICS 89s​* Leading Through Change
    ETHICS 270 Business Ethics
    HISTORY 248S.01 Publishing & Marketing Popular Fiction
    I&E 140 Create, Innovate, Act
    I&E 171 Organizational Anthropology: Anthropologists in the Workplace
    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​ Introduction to Digital Feminism
    I&E 302 Fieldwork Methods: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
    I&E 373 Intellectual Property Law: Law, Policy, and Practice
    I&E290* Designing Ethical Tech
    I&E 290* Innovation, Product & Design
    I&E 290* Sports Entrepreneurship and the Evolving Marketplace
    I&E 350 Customer Empathy & Brand Experience Design
    I&E 390* New Ventures Discovery
    I&E 395 New Ventures Development
    I&E 396 New Ventures Delivery
    I&E 590* Open Design + Innovation
    ISS 240L Fundamentals of Web-based Communications
    LIT 302(S) Hashtags, Memes, & Digital Tribes
    LIT 320S Social Movements and Social Media
    PPS 270​ Lead the Way Durham
    PUBPOL 311S Business and Human Rights Advocacy Lab
    SOC 359 Sociology of Entrepreneurship
    SPANISH 315A – Duke in Chile: Language and Culture of Entrepreneurship in Latin America
  • Self-Designed Pathway
    The Self-Designed Pathway is designed by individual students to meet their unique academic and intellectual goals. Students can create their own interdisciplinary pathways and select electives from across themes.

*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.

EXPERIENCES

In order to gain real-world application of knowledge and invaluable hands-on learning, students will complete two learning experiences tied to innovation and entrepreneurship. One of the experiences must exceed 300 hours; the other must exceed 150 hours.

Examples of different types of experiences include, but are not limited to, innovative and entrepreneurial internships, research, civic engagement initiatives, independent projects, or work developing an independent venture.

Students must identify and propose each learning experience they plan to undertake. Students will be informed of this approval process upon admission to the program. All proposed experiences will be thoroughly reviewed for their relation to innovation and entrepreneurship, quality, and fit given 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 must seek out a mentor who will supervise the work or provide external expertise and guidance.

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