CCPS Entrepreneurship Course Descriptions
An exposure to the dynamics of identifying opportunities and dealing with the risks of implementing new ideas and ventures, while focusing on the early development of independent ventures as well as those within established organizations. Both individual and organizational level issues will be addressed. Includes an analysis of the major functional areas of the start-up firm: accounting, finance, human resources, information systems, logistics, management, marketing, production/operations, purchasing and sales, as well as considerations for entrepreneurship in the international marketplace.
This course introduces students to the concerns that exist in the 21st century and helps them discover the efforts that they as university students can make to help alleviate social problems now and throughout their life. This course will look at effective responses to social needs and innovative solutions to social problems through case discussion, intensive research and writing projects, guest speakers and experiential projects.
Selected Topics are courses of an experimental nature that provide students a wide variety of study opportunities and experiences. Selected Topics offer both the department and the students the opportunity to explore areas of special interest in a structured classroom setting. Selected Topics courses (course numbers 290, 390, 490) will have variable titles and vary in credit from 1-3 semester hours. Selected Topic courses may not be taken as a Directed Study offering.
Many academic departments offer special research or investigative projects beyond the regular catalog offering. Significant responsibility lies with the student to work independently to develop a proposal for study that must be approved by a faculty mentor and the appropriate department chair. The faculty member will provide counsel through the study and will evaluate the student’s performance. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Students must register for research (291, 292, 391, 392, 491 or 492) to receive credit and are required to fill out a Permission to Register for Special Coursework form. It is recommended that students complete not more than 12 hours of research to apply toward the baccalaureate degree.
In this course, students will read about, discuss and research innovation theories and innovators. Students will get hands-on experience with tools such as business research databases, Excel and QuickBooks. Accumulated knowledge, creativity and acquired skills will be applied to a real-world start-up project with an entrepreneur.
Interns must have at least 60 credit hours, completed appropriate coursework and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 prior to registering for academic credit. Also, approval must be obtained from the student's faculty sponsor and required forms must be completed by the deadline. Note: *Architecture, Music Therapy and Education majors do not register internships through Career Planning & Development. These students need to speak with his/her advisor regarding credit requirements and options.
This course will offer an integrated and experiential approach to creativity in everyday living and learning. Working with at-risk adults, students will develop arts programming that will enrich the adults’ lives, improving their communication skills, developing their creativity and building confidence. The course culminates with an art opening for the participants in the Drury on C-Street Gallery.