Please note: The course descriptions displayed here are current as of Saturday, December 16, 2017, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

I-E 100: In Pursuit of Innovation

This course acquaints students with various aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship, broadly understood. Topics cover methodologies, theories, and history of innovation. The course focuses largely on projects pursued by teams which conceive and conduct ventures that illuminate innovation and entrepreneurship. Class activities include lectures, discussions, student presentations. Experienced guest experts will offer advice and guidance to student teams. May not be taken on an S/U basis.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Economics 211
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

I-E 110: Financial Literacy

A study of accounting principles and procedures, leading to a review of financial statements and to an understanding of how accounting data are used to analyze business and economic activities.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

I-E 191: Directed Study in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 195: Practicum in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

An opportunity for students to gain practical experience with innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of a for-profit or not-for-profit organization, an ongoing student venture (e.g., Rabbit Gallery, Greyfell Theatre, Paper Fox Printmaking Workshop, or KidsGive), or a startup venture. The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 212: Corporate Finance

This course studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. Topics include financial analysis, decision making, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning. Three comptetencies will be emphasized: numeracy through financial analysis, decision-making based on financial information, and communication skills through conveying analyses and decisions to the end user (the board, shareholders, other stake holders). Lecture with case studies assignments, and exams.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Economics 212
Prerequisite: I-E 110

I-E 245: Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurs all over the world adopt and implement innovative ideas in order to address some of the world's most pressing problems. In this course, students will study the many dimensions of social entrepreneurship, especially those ventures that address problems of human rights and sustainable development.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Government 248
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

I-E 255: Start-Up Theatre

Open to students from theatre, economics, and other students interested in entrepreneurship in the performing arts. Topics change each year. May be repeated when topic is different up to 6 total units.
Units: 1 TO 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 255, Economics 255
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

I-E 280: The Entrepreneurial Musician

A broad introduction to entrepreneurship for musicians, dancers, thespians, visual artists, and other interested students. This course aspires to give students the tools and the mindset to become agents of innovative, entrepreneurial change, social entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial artists. After presenting a social science view of entrepreneurship, the course will feature faculty from a variety of disciplines as well as visiting entrepreneurs. This is a project-oriented course with extensive speaking that will challenge convention, push you to new realms of creative thought, and stretch the boundaries of collaborative learning. Are you ready to unleash the power of the liberal arts?
Units: 6.
Also listed as Music Education and Pedagogy 280

I-E 285: The Eloquent Musician

Course explores and promotes the art of speaking elegantly and knowledgeably about music in the context of live musical performance, and writing engagingly about music for a general audience. Course designed for music majors and other students with strong musical background and interest in interactive concerts and other public programs.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Music Repertoire-Perf Study 285
Prerequisite: Major in music or consent of instructor

I-E 295: Topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Topics will vary from year-to-year. May be repeated when topic is different.

Topic for Winter 2018: Protecting Your Creativity
The purpose of this course is to explore the legal and social structures that may be used to protect expressions of creativity. The acquisition and use of these protections will be discussed using brief legal analysis, case studies, and practical real life experience. The course will cover patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks, and would therefore be relevant to those interested in science, arts, engineering, publishing, entrepreneurship, or law.
Units: 6.

I-E 300: Entrepreneurial Ventures

This course provides a thorough introduction to business models and business plans as relevant for both non-profit and for-profit ventures. Students will work in teams to develop plans for a new enterprise. The course relies heavily on the expertise of invited speakers (including alumni) and the analysis of case studies. Each invited expert will give a guest lecture, lead discussion of a case study, and mentor students in their projects.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: I-E 110 and one of: I-E 100, I-E 280, or I-E 245

I-E 390: Tutorial in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 391: Directed Study in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 395: Practicum in Innovation & Entrepreneurshp

An opportunity for students to gain practical experience with innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of a for-profit or not-for-profit organization, an ongoing student venture (e.g., Rabbit Gallery, Greyfell Theatre, Paper Fox Printmaking Workshop, or KidsGive), or a startup venture. The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 399: Independent Study in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 590: Tutorial in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 591: Directed Study in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 595: Practicum in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

An opportunity for students to gain practical experience with innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of a for-profit or not-for-profit organization, an ongoing student venture (e.g., Rabbit Gallery, Greyfell Theatre, Paper Fox Printmaking Workshop, or KidsGive), or a startup venture. The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 599: Independent Study in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 690: Tutorial in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 691: Directed Study in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 695: Practicum in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

An opportunity for students to gain practical experience with innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of a for-profit or not-for-profit organization, an ongoing student venture (e.g., Rabbit Gallery, Greyfell Theatre, Paper Fox Printmaking Workshop, or KidsGive), or a startup venture. The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

I-E 699: Independent Study in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

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