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Course Spotlight for Summer 2014

BSMT 3700 - Global Business

Online Course
Instructor: Lionel Booth

In this course, you will learn:

  • why companies engage in global business
  • what tools and techniques are used by people and companies to compete on a global scale
  • how does a company enter the global marketplace
  • how companies acquire people to manage and operate globally
  • what role global companies play as corporate citizens

When you call a help desk, do you ever wonder where they are located? Where was your smartphone manufactured? You're not really sure, are you? Why not build in the United States? Why did they choose offshore manufacturing? Is this good? Bad? What about workers? How are they treated? The environment?

All pretty good questions... Welcome to business in the 21st century. In this course, we try to answer these questions with academic content, real-world examples and current practice.

 


 

CSHS 3932 Revolutionary America

Thursdays at the Elmwood Campus, 6:00pm-8:50pm
Instructor: Lee Smith

The American Revolution was not only the war for independence from England, but a transformational period in which colonists formulated new ideologies, institutions, and social relationships. This course, which is structured in both lecture and seminar format, encompasses the period between 1763 and 1787 and addresses the circumstances and events leading to both the American Revolutionary War and the revolution in American society. It examines the cultural, political, social, and economic factors which caused a revolution in thought and action among colonial citizens in North America - revolution which resulted in the creation of the new nation and the transformation of British colonists into American citizens.

 


 

First time at the Elmwood Campus!

EBIO 1040 - Global Environmental Change

Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Elmwood Campus, 6:00pm-8:50pm
Instructor: Bruce Fleury

Global climate change, loss of habitat, overpopulation, the energy crisis – all of these problems can be solved, but only if we become environmentally aware. Global Environmental Change is an introduction to environmental biology designed for non-science majors, with no laboratory requirement.

Somewhere in the course of human evolution, we have lost touch with the Earth. This class will attempt to acquaint you with the natural processes that keep our planet alive, and the many ways in which we have upset the balance of nature. It will also help make you an environmentally literate citizen, who can speak (and vote) with authority on environmental issues.

 


 

New course for summer 2014!

MDAR 3910 - Media and Narrative in Modern U.S. Presidential Campaigns

Mondays and Wednesdays at the Uptown Campus, 5:45pm-8:35pm
Instructor: Aidan Smith

This course explores the development of the modern U.S. Presidential campaign, with an emphasis on mass media. Considering the development of new communications technologies, how has the presidential campaign changed over the last five decades? How has it remained the same? The class will consider the creation of narrative across radio, television and social media outlets.

 


 

PHIL 1030 Ethics

Mondays and Wednesdays at the Elmwood Campus, 6:00pm-8:50pm
Instructor: Thomas Mulligan

ethics

  • Are moral principles like laws of nature, applying to all people, in all places, at all times? Or could morality be just a mirage?
  • What are our responsibilities to the global poor? To our fellow Americans? To ourselves?
  • How ought we pursue happiness and meaning in this short and sometimes difficult life?

 

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