Below are a few examples, but we urge you to talk to your major/departmental advisor and explore available courses in SPIRE. Remember not to constrain yourself to classes within your major.
COMM 250 - Interpersonal Communication: This course introduces non-majors to a variety of competing theories of interpersonal behavior and everyday social interaction.
ECON 394CI - Economics of Cooperative Enterprise: Students will be asked to retrospectively analyze their experiences as workers and consumers, evaluating the impact of organizational forms and industry structure.
LABOR 204 - Labor and the Global Economy: An introduction to basic concepts about globalization and its impact on workers in the U.S. and internationally, focusing on the impacts of recent trends in economic and political globalization on workers.
RESECON 104 - Managing Your Own Business: An introduction to small business, with emphasis on the planning function of a manager. Built around the concept of a standard business plan, it covers start-up issues, maintaining competitive advantage, market research, the total product of offering, pricing, and promotion of the product or service, understanding financial statements and funding sources, hiring, training and supervising employees.
Depending on your main area of interest, your academic pathway will shift. To explore this field, you can take courses that will provide you with knowledge and skills in:
- Critical, analytical and creative thinking
- Problem solving
- Effective communication skills
- Collaboration skills