• ACC 113 Accounting for Entrepreneurs

    An introduction to the essential accounting concepts and operating characteristics of accounting systems important to entrepreneurs in new ventures. Focus will be on both financial and managerial accounting with an emphasis on the basics of financial statements, how to interpret these statements, and how to make good decisions based on them.

  • BUS 140 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    This course introduces the knowledge and builds the skills needed to create new not-for-profit and business organizations. Students learn how to observe underserved markets or communities, generate solutions, assess them and develop a sustainable organizational model. Specific topics include ideation, securing first clients or customers and generating initial funding.

  • BUS 225 Law for Entrepreneurs

    This course broadly surveys the law most crucial to entrepreneurs looking to establish a not-for-profit or for-profit business. Emphasis will be focused on recognizing and managing risk. Specific topics include choice of organizational structure, torts, employment and contract law, the legal framework of finance, and intellectual property law. Prerequisites: BUS 140.

  • BUS 331 Marketing: Principles and Management

    Functions and activities of the consumer, retailer, and wholesaler. Consideration of development of marketing programs including product planning, marketing communications, and pricing policies.

  • BUS 440 Project in Entrepreneurship

    This course guides students through the process and experience of creating a new, real not-for-profit or for- profit organization. Students will apply the knowledge and skills first developed in Introduction to Entrepreneurship (BUS 140), from idea generation through organizational planning of a scalable and sustainable entity. Students will have substantial interaction with successful entrepreneurs. Prerequisites: BUS 140, BUS 255, ACC 213, and FIS 203. Offered each spring.

  • DTE 120 Beginning 3-D Design

    will introduce students to the basics of designing and working in three dimensions.

  • DTE 125 Human Factors in Product Design

    will examine how physical capabilities, psychology and perception affect the design of products.

  • DTE 201 Design Processes (W)

    will take students through various models of design and product development processes. However, the main model that will be used is Clarification (or Research), Ideation, Development, Implementation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the clarification/research and ideation portions of the process. In some ways, this will act as a research methods course for the major.

  • DTE 312 Materials and Processes 

    will take the students through a survey of different types of materials, fabrication techniques, and manufacturing processes. This will involve a combination of lecture and lab/studio work. Prerequisites: PHYS 101, 105, or 131.

  • DTE 329 Product Design Capstone 

    will take the students through the entire design process as they create one or more products. Students in the DTE major will complete two capstone courses. One will be for their concentration - this course is for the product design concentration. Prerequisites: DTE 201, and 312.

  • DTE 490 Capstone

    is the second capstone course the students will complete. The product (or service) developed, and its associated documentation (e.g., drawings, manuals, brochures) will be of a higher quality in DTE 490 than in the concentration-specific capstones. Prerequisites: One of PHYS 339, DTE 346, or SOC/PSCI 398; or consent of the instructors.

  • PHYS 131 How Things Work (PSL) 

    This course for non-science majors will introduce concepts from physics and other branches of science to understand how a selection of devices (some ancient, some modern) work. A significant portion of the course will involve disassembling, and building mechanisms.

  • PHYS 231 How Things Work II

    This course is a continuation of PHYS 131. It will investigate the workings of relatively complex mechanisms and systems as well as providing opportunities for students to design and build various electro-mechanical devices. Prerequisite: PHYS 101, 105 or 131.

  • PHYS 339 Engineering Design 

    During this course you will design and build several devices that are suitable for use by a customer. In each case, you will need to consider the function, cost, and aesthetics of what you are creating. There will be a strong emphasis on prototyping your designs as your ideas evolve. Prerequisites: PHYS 170, 101, or 105.

  • FIS 203 Finance for Entrepreneurs 

    An introduction to the essential financial skills, frameworks, and knowledge needed by entrepreneurs to succeed in new ventures. The main topics of study include but are not limited to selecting business structures, financial statement analysis, budgets and forecasts, capital budgeting, working capital management, and raising capital. Prerequisite: ACC 113 and BUS 140.

  • PHYS 305 Electronics 

    Elementary circuit theory; fundamentals of diodes and transistors; amplifiers. Integrated circuitry; operational amplifiers and their versatility; introduction to digital logic and electronics. Lectures and laboratory. Prerequisites: PHYS 102, 106 or 131.

  • THEA 310 Technical Drawing 

    Introduction to artistic and technical aspects of theatrical drawing and drafting as utilized to communicate spatial design for the stage. Project work, exploration of craft techniques and drawing media, emphasis on hand drafting techniques and Vectorworks software are featured. Prerequisite: THEA 220, or DTE 201, or permission of the instructor.

  • THEA 377 History of Décor (AR, G) 

    An exploration of the decorative history of human experience as expressed through domestic crafts, ornamentation, architectural styles and furniture.

  • SOC/PSCI 398 Grant Writing 

    Grants are a funding challenge and opportunity for non-profits. Successful grants must construct a compelling argument and align with funder priorities. Students partner with community leaders to complete applications in support of actual programs. This course is designed for upper level students and does not count toward the major or minor in Sociology or Political Science.