ENG 298: Foundations of Business and Entrepreneurship: The course is designed to provide students with experience in planning and growing a business venture. The learning experience is centered on “doing” (e.g., engaging in a business simulation) while building a student’s competence in the functional areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, and strategy.
Instructor: Ray Price
Days/Times: TR, 3:30-5:00
ENG 298: Foundations and Frontiers of Engineering : It is widely thought that Science is concerned only with the physical world. Yet, for the last 80 years, significant effort has been devoted to adapting the principles and methods of the physical sciences to the life and social sciences. Although this work is in its early stages, it is already clear that Science can directly address such human concerns as the nature of mental and social reality. This course examines the origins, methodology, and implications of these developing mathematical theories. Each class will consist of a short (20 minute) lecture followed by open discussion of the assigned readings. Course grades will be based on weekly one page essays on the assigned subject and a final research paper on any relevant topic. The course is primarily a history of ideas course. It is recommended for all Engineering, iFoundry and iEFX students with at least one semester of calculus and physics, or sufficiently strong high school preparation or AP credit in these areas. Registration by permission of the instructor.
Instructor: Stephen Levinson
Days/Times: TR, 10:00-11:20
ENG 298: Innovation-Design 8 (ID8): Students develop detailed concepts and models of authentic new products and services. Our focus is on user-oriented, collaborative approaches to design and seeking holistic solutions integrating user and functional perspectives. We emphasize the importance of process and the development of strategies, with our 8 key fields of interest: User-Oriented, Collaborative, Lateral Thinking, Explore, Co-Design, Ideate, Develop, Prototype. Students observe and engage people to develop a deep understanding of their values and the patterns of their lives. They work collaboratively in a studio environment to create a shared understanding of the people they design for (and with) and the product ideas they develop. Topics covered include design thinking, ethnographic methods, concept development and interaction design. This course, offered in partnership with Olin College, offers an intensive design and team work experience, focused on understanding customer needs. Restricted to Engineering and Industrial Design. There is a $95 facilities fee, but no books are required. Due to the special nature of this course, we recommend that all interested students contact iFoundry for further information on this unique pilot opportunity: 217-244-3824 or email@example.com. Restricted to Engineering.
Restricted to Engineering. Formerly User-Oriented Collaborative Design
Instructor: Joyce Thomas
Time: TR, 2:00-3:50
ENG 315: Learning in Community (LINC): The goal of this course is to help you enhance your creativity. Studying a mix of theory and practice, you will explore the nature of creativity, how creativity works and how vision becomes reality. You will practice techniques to enhance personal and group creativity. A major semester project will allow you the opportunity to create a product, process or service.
Instructor: Bruce Litchfield
Days/Times: MWF, 11-11:50 or T- 3:30-6:00 or TR- 12:30-1:50
ENG 333: Creativity, Innovation, Vision (CIV): Personal creativity enhancement via exploration of the nature of creativity, how creativity works, and how to envision what others may not. Practice of techniques and processes to enhance personal and group creativity and to nurture a creative lifestyle. Application to a major term project providing the opportunity to move an idea, product, process or service from vision to reality.
Instructor: Bruce Litchfield
Days/Times: TR, 11-12:20, 12:30-1:50, 2-3:20, 3:30-4:50, 5-6:20
Creativity, Innovation, Vision : Open to all majors campus-wide.
GE 361: Emotional Intelligence Skills: Not intended for students with Freshman class standing. Sophomore standing and above. Understanding emotions in ourselves and others. Assessment and improvement of interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence competencies including self-regulation, motivation, empathetic listening, communication, influence collaboration and cooperation, conflict management, leadership, teamwork, and managing change. Includes one Saturday laboratory session.
Instructor: Holli Burgon
Days/Times: TR, 3:30-4:50
GWS 365: Gender, Science and Technology: Study of the ways in which gender shapes scientific practice and technological development, and how science and technology shape notions of gender and sexuality. Prerequisite: Introductory course in Gender and Women’s Studies or consent of instructor.
Instructor: Sharra Vostral
Time: MWF, 11-11:50
HIST 164: The Automobile: Interdisciplinary examination of the automobile industry, its production systems, its marketing strategies, and the way automobiles reflect the changing landscapes of consumer tastes and value over time.
Instructor: Rayvon Fouche
Days/Times: TR, 11-12:20
HIST 342: Cultural Hist of Technoscience: Addresses the myriad ways American culture interacts with scientific and technological artifacts, practices, and knowledge. Some of the issues addressed are: how science and technology are deployed and used for cultural ends; how cultural beliefs and ideologies are “built” into science and technology; how the interaction of cultural experience, science, and technology shapes the built environment; how science and technology privilege certain cultural communities in America. Course requirements include participation, leadership in class discussions, as well as a research project.
Instructor: Rayvon Fouche
Days/Times: TR, 2-3:20