IDIS W44 Business, Engineering & Religion in the Context of European Culture.
In today’s global economy, business practices, engineering design, product development, and product marketing must take the international market into account. This course introduces the students to the business practices and product development in the international market, focusing on business and R & D in Europe. Students will learn how the languages, history, culture, economics, regulations, and policies of Europe shape the business and design process. They will tour businesses, engineering research facilities, manufacturing facilities, as well as enjoy discussion sessions with leading business executives and research engineers in Europe.
A second theme of the course reviews the history of the reformation with visits to Wittenberg, Heidelberg, and more. Locations will include Amsterdam, Brugge, Paris, Strasbourg, Munich, Nurnberg, Prague, Leipzig, Berlin, and Bremen. Additional religious and cultural locations will include visits to the Begijnhof, The Hague, Versailles, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reims, Dachau, Neuschwanstein, St. Vitas Cathedral, and more.
Evaluation will be based on a research paper, a daily journal, class participation, and a paper regarding the cultural aspects of the course. This course qualifies towards the Engineering Department’s International Designation program. This course will fulfill the CCE requirement.