Entrepreneurial History: Actionable Lessons for Today
Valuable lessons can be learned from looking at the rich history of entrepreneurship in America. By seeing how Alexander Graham Bell outmaneuvered competitors to create a near-monopoly on the telephone, or how Henry Kaiser revolutionized health care, students will discover how successful entrepreneurs have found ways to address a unique market opportunity. In exploring past examples, this course will deliver actionable knowledge that can be applied to running a business today.
How to Think Like a Designer
This engaging course will introduce the concept of "design thinking" and teach students how designers approach problems. Ten years ago, the species homo designicus was driven almost into extinction. But now, thanks to the evolution of design thinking, the species is back, applying its skills to entirely new ways. Through lectures, guest visits, and a hands-on design challenge, students will apply the principles of design thinking to problems in the wider world.
Religion and Science: Opposing Forces or Intellectual Partners?
Are religion and science irreconcilable enemies, respectful conversation partners, or perhaps complementary parts of the same interpretation that explains the world? Featuring distinguished guest speakers, this course will discuss how insights from the sciences (e.g., cosmology and evolutionary biology) can illuminate religious doctrines. Topics covered will include the metaphysical foundations of the natural sciences, the religious reception of Darwin, creation and evolution, and more.