Course Offerings

2014 Sample Course Offerings

All students will take the following three courses in addition to one of their choice from below:

 INT 225 Introduction to American Culture (2 credits)
This course will look at the basic values that have helped shape American life, including an emphasis on individualism, the nuclear family household, and a folk understanding of the free market. The significance of class and of ethnic diversity will also be covered as will American views of the proper roles of government in everyday life.  We will focus particular attention on the ways in which American   cultural values are reflected in the lives of American students.

INT 215C Experiencing American Culture (3 credits)
The course is designed for students in the Learn & Earn Program. It includes an intensive orientation program, the study of American Business Culture,  American Ideals, with lectures, site visits, community engagement projects, discussions, and writings.

INT 395 Internship/Academic Training Experience: 
Walt Disney World (3 credits)
This learning experience, offered in conjunction with Walt Disney World, provides students with an opportunity to gain practical workplace experience, while developing self-awareness, interpersonal, and intercultural skills. The work at Walt Disney World is only part of the academic experience. Students will establish personal learning objectives that form the foundation of the learning experience. Weekly journal entries, reflective papers, team projects, Disney-sponsored learning opportunities, and end-term evaluations are used to  assess learning.

 

One course from the following:

This list is a sampling of the courses that may be offered in the Fall 2014.  Students will be registered in one of these courses based on a list of their preferences and availability of course.

Note: INT 260 and INT 261 must be taken together.

Students will choose their top 3 courses and be placed according to availability.

ANT 150 Cultures of the World
Surveys past and present peoples of the world. Introduces students to diversity and the underlying unity of human culture from evolutionary and ecological perspectives. Suitable for nonmajors.

ANT 200 Cultural Anthropology
Compares and contrasts pre-industrial and industrial societies while introducing concepts and methodology in the study of culture and human socialization.

BUS 310 Management & Organizational Behavior

Management is the process of understanding & motivating people to perform work to achieve objectives.  Students focus on developing key competencies including responsible decision making, effective communication, leadership, broad & global perspectives, understanding human motivation, setting objectives, and analytical problem solving.  Using case studies, we will explore applications such as performance, project, crisis, and conflict management.  Prerequisite:  Junior status.

BUS 336 Management and Leadership
This course focuses on the processes of planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling that leaders use to achieve their objectives in organizational settings. Topics include the human, operational, and structural issues involved in managerial decision making using a variety of methods to develop analytical skills. Prerequisite: Junior status.

COM 220 Interpersonal Communication
This course explores communication strategies to interact more effectively in everyday, one-on-one relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.

COM 306 Intercultural Communication
Examines concepts/constructs, theories, and empirical research pertinent to communication within and between cultures, with primary foci on contexts and relationships.

COM 310 Event Planning and Communication
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of elements and factors involved in the planning, production, and assessment of special events as well as the communication factors that dominate each phase of the process. Through a review of the literature, interaction with guest presenters, interviews with professionals including site visits, and a class produced half-day conference; students will learn both the components of a successful event and the required communication skills.

COM 421 Organizational Communication
The analysis of the role and importance of communication in organizations with special emphasis on corporations, not-for-profit institutions, government agencies, and other structures in which people work. The focus of the course is rooted in theories of organizational communication with applications to contemporary situations. Students must have access to a computer with Internet capabilities, and be familiar with using the Web for searching and sending e-mail with attachments.

ECO 305 Topics in Economics
Topics vary from year to year. Requires prior completion of Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics.

 ENG 140 English Composition: Writing About Selected Topics
Develops students' ability to write college-level essays by practicing strategies of argumentation and by refining skills of invention, revision, and critical thinking. Leads to writing essays characterized by unity, order, coherence, completeness, clarity, and mechanical correctness.

INAF 215N Globalization
This course examines the phenomenon of Globalization from the perspectives of such disciplines as political science, macroeconomics, game theory, and international finance.  Students will learn to use an assortment of analytical frameworks and applied techniques, with an emphasis on strategic thinking.

INT 260 Foundations of Leadership and Citizenship
Foundations of Leadership and Citizenship introduces students to the study of leadership, social change, and service learning from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The course explores leadership in relation to individuality, group dynamics, social justice, and community engagement. Through readings, case studies, reflective journals, and group work, students examine leadership as an inclusive, relational process through which individuals, organizations, and systems can create social change. This course culminates in a portfolio demonstrating each student’s personal assessment and experiential understanding of leadership and citizenship.

INT 261 Leadership and Citizenship in Action
This course builds upon a theoretical understanding of leadership, social justice, social change, and service by fostering collaboration among students in the class and with their communities through diversity and community education, community service, skills training, and facilitation opportunities. Students continue to synthesize their concepts of leadership through portfolios, reflection journals, and papers that describe their personal leadership models and gain the additional knowledge, skills, and resources to function as responsible leaders and engaged members of the Rollins College and Central Florida communities. This course culminates in a portfolio demonstrating the students' personal assessment and experiential understanding of leadership and citizenship. Prerequisite: INT 260.