I am now happy to report that the course has been approved on a temporary basis at the School of International Affairs (at some point soon I will have to undertake the process of seeking course approval through the Graduate School at Penn State). The law school is currently considering an application seeking law school course approval. More on that as information becomes available.
I am pleased to share with you the last version of my CSR syllabus. This will be the basis for the first test run of the course. I am trying a couple of new things. This year I will try to teach the course as a modified syllabus. The course will revolve around problems for which the readings will serve as a resource. I want to avoid thew excruciating march through readings but also drive home their relevance to students. Second, I will offer students the choice of a take home final or a final paper. I hope they choose the paper. For each paper, the student will be assigned an apex multinational enterprise and work through the MNE's sources to undertake an analysis of their CSR and BHR internationalization. My hope is that this exercise will provide an incentive to dig deep into both primary and secondary sources in a useful way. But we will see. I will report periodically on how the course goes--the good, the bad, and the ugly. Stay tuned.