ADI S303/S603 & S305/S605 Contract Design I & II (3 credits)
This course focuses on designing commercial spaces for corporate, institutional, or retail clients. Contract interior design involves issues posed by people in the work environment and in organizations. It is also the physical embodiment of a company or organization’s psyche, mission, and aspirations. Students will focus on local projects, keeping commercial European precedents, design processes, human factors, furniture specification, and presentation tech-niques in mind. Prerequisite: ADI S201 Interior Design Studio I. This course runs May 19-June 26.
CI H202 Diverse Perspectives. Entrepreneurial Opportunities (3 credits)
George G. Moker
Entrepreneurship is about taking risk and bringing creative and innovative ideas to the marketplace. This exploitation of ideas is part of a succinct opportunity recognition process that can determine the feasibility of an idea into a viable product of service. However, market research for startup firms tends to be inherently self-limited to demographics that are narrow in focus, missing what may be substantial business opportunities in a broader definition of diversity. What if we looked at a span of market segments that are diverse in areas including, but not limited to mindsets, personality differences, discipline norms, world views, culture, class, religion, and regional views. These views deepen the traditional boundaries of sex, race, gender orientation, and ethnicity or country of origin. In this course, students will use a reiterative process of trial and error to expand the opportunity recognition process to a richer definition of diversity, then narrow ideas down to feasible, well-defined, viable business products and services. Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing
CJN 491 Lens on Spain - Photojournalism in Madrid (4 credits)
This course is an intense, month-long class based at the SU Madrid Campus learning photography as it relates to the journalistic process. Students will learn basic photography with the digital camera, professional photography processes and techniques, and how to make news photos and photo essays. We will focus on social documentation, portraits, landscapes, and panorama. Course content will also include the history of photography, the work of great photographers as related to Spain, and how to work in a foreign environment. Students will produce individual and group portfolios for exhibit at SUMC at the end of the session and at SUBC in the fall. Prerequisites: None.
EC 445 Economics of the European Union (4 credits)
Topics in European Union trade and finance. The policy implications of each economic aspect are explored and the effect of them on the welfare of the European Union is examined. Prerequisites: EC 101 and EC 102.
ENG 216 World Literature in English (4 credits)
A study of literature written in English from cultures around the world, with emphasis on major modern and contemporary writers from countries such as Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Nigeria, South Africa and the Caribbean. Regularly assigned essays on reading provide the basis for individualized instruction in clear, correct and persuasive writing. Prerequisites: WRI-103 with a grade of B or above or WRI-102.
ENT H322 Entrepreneurship & the European Union (3 credits)
George G. Moker
95% of the world's consumers are outside of the United States, and yet, only one-quarter of small businesses are engaged in global commerce. Yet, small businesses represent more than 95% of all exporters from the U.S. Globalization is critical, but are there some regions in the world that are more attractive than others? The European Union (EU) has a population of more than 500 million people, yet, there is a lesser tolerance for risk, thus failure is viewed more negatively than the U.S. The United States takes greater risks, experiences a higher degree of failure, and yet, the number of new startups remain consistently around 600,000 every year for a country with a population of more than 300 million people. Is the EU a viable option for U.S. startup growth or opportunities? What are the issues of a union that consists of nearly 30 countries with economic constraints and political forces that appear more restrictive than the United States? How can United States startups leverage a stable economic structure in a region that is more than 7% and nearly twice the size of U.S. consumers? In this course, you will learn the opportunities and challenges between two economically strong regions of the world that encompasses nearly one billion potential consumers. Prerequisites: Junior Standing. This course counts as an ENT major elective.
MKT 420 Marketing for Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
This course covers the role of marketing for entrepreneurs and start-up companies as they attempt to define and carve out a market for a new company, product or service. We will examine through both class discussion and case study how marketing must infiltrate the entire organization beginning with the concept, the marketing plan and through the early stage development phase. Prerequisites: MKT 210
SCI 112/L112 Astronomy II with Lab (4 credits)
Professor Francisco Jiménez Esteban
Astronomy of the Cosmos; sun, stars, interstellar materials, galaxies, pulsars, quasars, black holes; nature of time relativity cosmology. For non-science majors. Prerequisites: None. This course runs May 12-June 19.
SOC 228 Social, Cultural & Global Perspectives (4 credits)
Carmen N. Veloria
Enables students to examine, as well as develop an awareness and appreciation of, diversity within today's society. Providing an overview of the major racial, ethnic, and cultural groups in the U.S., the focus is on the ways in which cultural awareness enhances professional helping relationships and improves the operation of human services systems. Prerequisites: None.
SOC 406 The Immigrant Experience: A Comparison of Spain and the U.S. (4 credits)
Throughout it’s history, the United States has been a nation of immigrants. Spain, on the other hand has evolved from a nation of emigrants to a nation of immigrants. This course is a comparative examination of migration in the United States and Spain. The course will take a socio-historical and socio-cultural look at the commonalities and differences in the international migration patterns of these two nations whose borders are a major concern as entry points for immigrants from neighboring states. We will look the historical and contemporary migration issues of Spain and the United States. We will also examine the lives, receptivity, and process of adaptation of current major immigrant groups to each country. Prerequisites: None.
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I (4 credits)
Study and practice of oral and written language skills. Class activities are organized around cultural themes that reflect the diversity of the Hispanic world. Prerequisites: Appropriate score on Spanish Placement Exam.
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (4 credits)
Systematic review of Spanish grammar and study of Spanish through texts of cultural interest. Development of written and oral skills through compositions and audiovisual materials. Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or appropriate score on Spanish Placement Exam.
SPAN 210 Spanish in the Workplace (4 credits)
Professor Rafael Cabañas Alamán
Through a systematic review of grammar, a diversity of readings, and oral as well as written work, students will increase their lexical and grammatical knowledge of Spanish language specific to the workplace in order to communicate more easily and comfortably. Students will also be better prepared to deal with the specific themes related to business introduced in the course. Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or appropriate score on Spanish Placement Exam.
STATS 250 Applied Statistics (4 credits)
Professor Alfonso Taboada
Application of statistical analysis to real-world business and economic problems. Topics include data presentation, descriptive statistics including measures of location and dispersion, introduction to probability, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, sampling and sampling distributions, statistical inference including estimation and hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression analyses. Prerequisites: None.