Of course you have visited the Using Your Electives page on your website (oh, you haven't? Okay, I'll wait while you go check it out.)
Back? Good! So you've seen the Using Your Electives page, but you might be wondering what specific courses are available this Summer and Fall that might be a good fit for your career plans. Below is a list of some (but certainly not all) of the options you might want to check out for Summer! A Fall list will follow.
If you haven't already met with your advisor, be sure to make an appointment as soon as possible. If you have 60+ credit hours, contact Amanda Falkenbury (afalkenbu at ltu dot edu); if you have fewer than 60 hours, contact Dr. Evans at http://bit.ly/evansadvising
Summer 2011 Electives
FIN3203 Finance for Entrepreneurs W 5:45-9 p.m. CRN 5029. You may want to open your own business someday. With that will be the joys of making your first dollar, and the frustrations of having to share that dollar with the IRS, your parent--I mean, your investors, and your vendors. You will be relieved that Prof. Kushner was there to walk you through the ins and outs of managing the dollars and cents side of a new biz.
HTM5001 Terms and Org of the US Health Care System W 5:45-9 p.m. CRN 5400. Requires special permission of College of Management. These days, you can't open a web browser and type in NYTimes.com or WSJ.com without hearing something about health care. Why not learn what all those terms are about? This course introduces you to the wide world of health care in the US and is part of the Health IT Management graduate certificate.
HTM5013 Information Technology & Healthcare IT Infrastructure R 5:45-9p.m. CRN 5401. Requires special permission of College of Management. Someday, we will all be sitting at home watching the last remaining soap opera (who has bets that it's Days of Our Lives?) while digital facsimiles of ourselves do the real work. Until then, we must go out into the world and risk injury and illness that will likely lead us to spending time in the world of health care. There, digital records are becoming very common -- and there is a huge need for experts in the field of managing healthcare IT. Dr. Kohnke will show you the ins-and-outs of health IT management. This course may not be needed for students with a strong IT background. Part of the Health IT Management graduate certificate.
HRM3053 Leadership: Effective Skill Development R 5:45-9 p.m. CRN 5030. (Preqreq: HRM3013). Let Prof. Manfredi challenge you to create a personal development plan for your leadership future. A helpful companion for your future LDR4000 portfolio course, HRM3053 puts the leadership ideas you've been engaging with into a business context.
PSY1213 Introductory Psychology MW 5:30-7:40 (CRN 5225) OR Online (CRN 5355). After this class, you will surely be tempted to diagnose everyone you run across with some sort of disorder. But you will also be more aware of how the human brain works, what psychology is, and how this scientific field has advanced understandings of human behavior and human relations.
PSY3323 Organizational Psychology Online CRN 5356 (prereq: PSY1213 and COM3000). Qualifies as Jr/Sr Elective. Applies to Psychology Minor. Looking at a big office building is almost like looking at a giant ant farm, or a mouse maze. There is even a popular business book called "Who Moved My Cheese?" The field of Psychology has a lot to add to our understanding of how people's brains work when working with others. After this class, you might better understand why Jan in Purchasing always seems to have a "case of the Mondays," or why Mike in your in-class group just can't seem to stop dominating the conversation.
SSC3523 Money and Banking MW 5:30-7:40 CRN 5331 (prereq: economics and COM3000). Qualifies as Jr/Sr Elective. Applies to Economics Minor. Looking at Michigan's unemployment rate (over 10% with seasonal adjustments), it's easy to feel a vague sense of anger at "those people" who contributed to the economic crisis. We know it has something to do with the banks...but that's as far as it goes. Let Prof. Fogel help bring you to a new state of awareness about how money and banks influence and create our economic system.
SSC3733 Aesthetics MW 3:10-5:20 CRN 5304 (prereq: Foundations, Development and COM3000). Qualifies as Jr/Sr Elective. How do we know that Beethoven's 7th is "powerful," or that Monet's lillies are "beautiful?" Why do we applaud the offbeat design of the Guggenheim Museum (or the Taubman Center here on campus) and look with disdain upon plain rectangular buildings (sorry Science Building!)? Work with Yale-graduate Dr. Hadley to discuss the intricacies and theories behind critical judgments of what is "good" and "not good" in literature, art, drama, and more.