Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) - International Business Management
- Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
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- 2020 / 2021
Description: This course will establish fundamental design concepts and processes. Students will explore design principles and typographic conventions. Students will begin to recognize successful composition and visual design in relation to user behaviour. Through design processes students will develop the ability to visualize and make aesthetic decisions to effectively communicate data and information. The course will also introduce students to the opportunities and limitations of inter-active design and accessibility requirements. Students will utilize current interactive design and authoring tools.
Description: This course is intended to develop the communication skills required in academic studies, which will translate into useful writing and presentation skills in Canada's increasingly intercultural professional and technical domains. Students will practice planning, drafting, and revising documents. The complex process of researching, creating, and revising arguments will encourage critical thinking, grammatical writing, and appropriate citation skills. Correct formatting of research papers and effective oral presentation skills will be emphasized.
Description: Effective communication is at the heart of any successful professional work environment. This course teaches students key aspects of communication: bridging the gap between oneself and others; using simple, direct, and correct language; using and citing sources; and editing and proofreading accurately. The focus will be on creating effective workplace documents such as letters, memos, proposals, abstract, summaries, and reports. Students will combine informative and persuasive communication skills to create these documents and to develop and deliver oral presentations.
|ENGL72050||The Use of Laughter: Comedy and Satire
Description: At a time when genetic research continues to narrow the gap between us and our closest animal relatives, laughter is emerging as the one uniquely human trait we all possess. Why do we laugh, and what is it that engages our sense of humour? This course will explore comedy and satire as two related, powerful artistic forms, but also as ways of being in the world. Taking off from some key theoretical perspectives on laughter (Hobbes, Freud, Bergson, Bakhtin, etc.), we will focus on comedy and culture; satire and ideology; comedy, satire and gender; comedy and subversion; comedy and the forbidden; comedy and love. The basic premise of the course is that the comic form is many things: a literary genre, a cultural expression, a theraputic/healing art, a means of liberation (and oppression), and a way of conceiving the world around us. The course will cover works ranging from ancient Greek comedy to contemporary film and fiction, as well as readings from psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists and neurologists. Students who complete this course will have a good working knowledge of the history of comedy and satire, their characteristic features as genres, and their social and psychological functions. Reading selections may vary from year to year.
|ENGL72170||Studies in English Vocabulary, Diction and Style
Description: This course teaches the origin of scientific and literary terms; foreign phrases in current use; borrowing of words into English from other languages; and the relationship between meaning and culture and meaning and content. It also covers topics of English diction and style and their applications in written communication.
|ENGL73170||Technical Communications and Visual Media
Description: This is the second technical communications course designed for students in the applied technical degree programs. It will focus on reports, web pages, and other visual documents, and will build on skills developed in the first course. Students will design and produce digital presentations, analyze complex technical documents for style, content, and visual effectiveness. They will also create user manuals, publishable articles, and analytical reports. Further topics may include: lab reports, project reports, perception and attention, and collaboration.
|HIST71000||History of Graphic Design
Description: This course is a survey of the origins, history, and theory of graphic design through an examination of prominent movements and people covering the time periods from ancient civilization up to the end of the nineteenth century. Students will explore how social, political, and religious events have influenced design and concepts of representation related to culture.
|HIST72040||History of Art I
Description: This course will explore the development of art from Antiquity to the Renaissance, in the social, political, technological and economic contexts. Students will have the opportunity to learn about gathering, researching, and analysing information through the examination of Major artistic traditions. They will develop an awareness of these traditions in the world around them.
|HIST72050||History of Art II
Description: This course will explore the development of art from the Renaissance to the Second Industrial Revolution, in the social, political, technological and economic contexts. Major artistic traditions will be examined and students will develop an awareness of these traditions in the world around them.
|HIST74100||History of Advanced Structures
Description: This course provides an overview of the history of architecture and the built environment in the context of technical and cultural influences. It seeks to position major periods and technological discoveries in their time and place, and to develop a critical understanding the implications of these on our environments. Following a review of classical, gothic and renaissance periods, the course inspects the technological developments of the industrial revolution, the advent of the modern movement, and subsequent post-modern reactions. The course will introduce the student to the unique structures of large building types such as stadium, airport terminals, museums, performing arts centres, etc. The development and management of these building types will be studied and analyzed.
|PHIL71100||An Introduction to Philosophy
Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce some of the main problems of philosophy, including: Are ethical principles relative? Are all persons really at heart egoistic? Does God exist? What is good? What is evil? How can truth be established? Are there causal determinants of choice? What is real? Are ethical and artistic judgments subjective? What kind of society promotes the best life? What is the purpose and meaning of life? The answers to these questions are not obvious. Wars have been fought and continue to be fought over these questions. One might make the case for seeing the history of human cultures as an ongoing attempt to answer these questions. This course you will help students to inquire into complex problems and begin to formulate their own philosophy. Students will learn effective methods of inquiry, analysis, and criticism. The study of philosophy develops one's ability to think carefully and critically. The objective of this course is to enable students to be reflective about the beliefs that they or their society have developed. The ability to think reflectively does not develop independently from the ability to read critically and perceptively or the ability to express ourselves. Thus, in this course we will seek to advance our reading comprehension as well as our communication skills, both oral and written.
|PHIL72130||Quest For Meaning
Description: This course provides an opportunity for students to increase their awareness of themselves, others, and their world with a view to under standing the human need for a meaningful existence and the human search for a meaningful life. Using insights from the fields of psychology, philosophy, literature and other subjects, this interdisciplinary course is designed to assist students to better understand the ways in which they are seeking meaning for themselves and to expose students to new possibilities for personal significance.
|PHIL72700||Critical and Creative Thinking Skills
Description: This course examines the essential elements of both critical and creative thinking, with their application to the solution of problems. It describes the nature of evidence, sound arguments and valid conclusions, faulty reasoning, convergent and divergent thinking, and the creative process. Critical and creative thinking are then applied to problem solving, and both the discussion of ideas and the presentation of information to an audience.
|PHIL72900||Principles of Ethical Reasoning
Description: This course is intended to acquaint students with the intellectual tradition of moral philosophy and help them develop practical analytic and critical skills through reading, writing, and discussion. This course focuses on ethical issues faced by individuals in Canadian society. It helps students to clarify their values and establish a framework for ethical decision making. Students will explore a variety of moral issues such as euthanasia, abortion, minority rights, racism, bio-medical technology, capital punishment, pornography, discrimination, poverty, environment and war. These questions do not admit of easy answers, because there are often plausible-sounding moral reasons to be given on each side of the matter. In part because of this, there is a tendency to want to set them aside as unanswerable, as just a matter of opinion. Yet they cannot be ignored. Rather, these questions require that we think hard about them and address them carefully, and that we explore various underlying presuppositions that we often accept uncritically. As a result, this is a course in which we will focus on and practice the skill of critical thinking, and learn to express carefully, verbally and in writing, our reasoning for a given position.
|POLS72100||Political Structures and Issues
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the Study of Politics within the Canadian context. Students will examine and discuss the most important political institutions in Canada in order to better understand the issues that have both united and divided the country.
|ACCT74100||Financial and Managerial Accounting
Description: Today's technology employees need financial management skills to make decisions and manage projects within an organization. This introductory course for non-accounting students covers aspects of both financial accounting and management accounting. Students will be able to apply concepts of financial accounting to both personal and business situations, including the preparation and use of basic financial statements. Management accounting topics will allow the students to understand cost behaviour and its use in decision-making, evaluate capital investments, and prepare operating budgets.
|BUS71190||Introduction to Business with International Applications
Description: This course will provide a starting point to understanding the functions of business and the similarities and differences between Canadian business and business operations in other countries. Economic systems and forms of business organization will be evaluated. The major functions of business (management, human resources, production, marketing and finance) will be examined in the Canadian environment and compared to the international environment.
|BUS71200||Organizational Behaviour with International Applications
Description: This degree level course is a study of individual, group, and organizational behaviour in order to influence the way that people work together to achieve organizational goals. It will also consider cultural differences and how the effective use of best practices must be adapted in international settings. Topics include personality; values; perception; emotions and attitudes; motivation; group dynamics; decision-making; power and influence; conflict and negotiation; leadership; organizational structure, culture, and change.
|BUS74000||Professional Sales and Negotiations
Description: This is a course in professional sales and negotiations, exposing students to strategies for selling creative concepts through numerous role playing exercises. Students examine the negotiation process and strategic approaches to develop, strengthen, and manage customer relationships.
|ECON71030||Introduction to Macroeconomics with International Applications
Description: This degree level course deals with aggregate economic activity in the Canadian economy and its interrelationship with the rest of the world. It provides students with a basic understanding of macroeconomic principles and their relevance to macroeconomic issues impacting Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing such economic indicators as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, balance of international payments and the impact of government fiscal and monetary policies in an international setting. It will analyze current global issues affecting the Canadian economy.
|ECON71050||Introduction to Microeconomics
Description: This degree level course introduces students to basic microeconomic terminology, concepts, methodology and theories, and provides an understanding of firm behaviour under various market structures in an international setting, and their application to current global microeconomic issues. Topics of study include: supply and demand, elasticity concepts and their application; consumer theory; production, costs, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market models- perfect competition, monopolistic competition, monopoly and oligopoly; government export taxes/subsidies and regulation of the market, and international trade.
|MGMT74200||Small Business Management
Description: In this course, students examine the vital role of small business in the Canadian economy and key functions for managing a small business enterprise. Through discussions of case studies, readings and a major project, students apply the functional areas of small business management including operations, human resources, marketing and financial management. Students integrate these functions in a business simulation involving planning and management of client accounts.
Description: This degree level course introduces the basic theories and concepts in marketing as well as an understanding of how these concepts are applied in the management of a company. The application of the marketing concept is illustrated. Other topics include examination of environmental factors, ethics and social responsibility, theories of buying behavior, primary and secondary research, industrial and consumer markets, targeting and positioning.
Description: This is a degree level course in International Marketing designed to expose students to challenges and opportunities that exist in a global environment. Students will examine all aspects of managing the marketing function in an international setting. Students will gain an understanding of key concepts and theories through readings and lectures. Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through in-class discussions and analysis of case studies. Students will apply their knowledge in presentations, by developing an international marketing plan, and by competing in an online international marketing simulation.
|CHIN71000||Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture
Description: This beginner course introduces students to Chinese language and culture. Students will develop reading, listening, speaking, writing and culture awareness. Students will also learn the fundamentals of Chinese character writing. This course will be taught in both Chinese and English to facilitate learning of Chinese.
Description: World cultures both broadly and deeply affect and are affected by globalization in ways that unify and divide as well as produce equities and inequalities among people and nations. In this course, students will focus on topics pertaining to similarities and differences in world cultures and societies. Incorporating varying perspectives on diversity, students develop an understanding of the impacted groups, develop strategies which demonstrate respect for diversity, and critically examine social change performed on a world stage.
|CLTR73000||Contemporary Culture and Design Theory
Description: This course will explore the theories and evolution of contemporary culture and design issues from the Industrial Revolution to present day. The course will cover cultural themes impacting the fields of architecture, interior design and furniture design, including evolving materials, textiles and technologies, shifts in social and economic contexts, and the representation of interior environments in various contemporary global locations.
Description: This course investigates the fundamentals of heritage conservation. Heritage conservation includes a broad range of cultural heritage components including, individual and group heritage, buildings, landscapes and archeological sites. Heritage conservation is recognized as providing economic, social and environmental benefits to communities and society. This course is to develop awareness in heritage conservation and its role in modern society.
|FREN71020||Introduction to French Language and Culture
Description: This beginner course introduces students to standard French as well as Canadian French nuances. It is designed for students to develop basic French skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will also study French culture in various contexts around the world. This course will be taught in both English and French to facilitate learning in French.
|FREN72020||French Language and Culture II
Description: This high beginner course builds on the Introduction to the French Language and Culture. The course is designed to further enhance beginner level language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will also explore numerous facets of French Canadian culture. This course will be taught mostly in French with English used to facilitate learning in French.
|FREN73020||French Language III
Description: This intermediate course builds on French Language and Culture II. Students will continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with a focus on academic and professional communication within the French language and workplace cultural context. This course will be taught in French.
|SPAN71010||Introduction to the Spanish Language and Culture
Description: This beginner course introduces students to Spanish and the cultural variety in the Spanish speaking world. Students will develop listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course will be taught in Spanish and English to facilitate learning in Spanish.
|SPAN72010||Spanish Language and Culture II
Description: This high beginner course reinforces students' knowledge of the Spanish language and reinforces the cultural variety in the Spanish speaking world. Students will develop academic and professional listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This course will be taught mostly in Spanish with English used to facilitate learning in Spanish.
|SPAN73010||Spanish Language III
Description: This intermediate course builds on Spanish Language and Culture II. Students will continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with a focus on academic and professional communication within the Spanish language and workplace cultural context. This course will be taught in Spanish.
|LAW71100||Canadian Criminal Justice System
Description: This course covers the central components of the Canadian Criminal Justice System including the major criminal justice agencies and the way the agencies operate to identify, apprehend, process and control offenders. The integration of the Canadian Criminal Justice System is examined in light of contemporary social, political and economic issues. Changes to legislation, innovations in technology and changes in the types of crimes being committed and their impact are considered.
|MDIA72280||Introduction to Media Studies
Description: This course provides an introductory overview of the role of the mass media and mass communication within a democratic society and the impact upon the ability of its citizens to make informed decisions. The course considers the historical context of journalism in North America, the major influences affecting the function of the mass media and their evolution in a digital age. The course is also designed to enable the student to recognize bias in media and evaluate information as a social construction.
|PSYC71240||Psychology: Basic Processes Of Behaviour
Description: Psychology is the scientific study of human thought processes, emotions and behaviour. Topics of interest to psychologists include all aspects of everyday life, from simple to complex thought processes to behaviours that might surprise us. This course introduces students to the basic processes of human behaviour. The course begins with a brief history of psychology and its emergence as a science. Areas of study include: the biological bases of behaviour; memory consciousness; social psychology; emotion; personality and psychological disorders and their treatment.
|PSYC72240||Psychology: Dynamics of Human Behaviour
Description: This course introduces the student to scholarly and scientific research concerning genetics and behaviour, followed by an examination of development throughout the life span. Further topics include: gender and sexuality, sensation and perception, learning, thinking and intelligence, motivation and emotion, and stress, health and human flourishing. Students explore the research process and apply psychological concepts to their lived experience.
Description: This course will present an overview of social scientific methods. The course will address the major components of the research process, including development of theoretically informed hypotheses, implementation of theoretical concepts, development of data collection instruments, testing of hypotheses through data analysis, and the presentation of research results. The student will develop the skills necessary to read and critically analyze social science research and discuss the ethics of social research.
|SOC71250||Introduction to Sociology
Description: This course involves the systematic study of human interaction. Sociology offers a unique perspective for examining social issues, understanding cultural diversity and the way socialization shapes personality. The student will also investigate areas such as deviant behaviour, the nature of social change, family structure and social organization. The course will analyze Canadian social institutions,emphasizing the pluralistic nature of Canadian society.
|SOC73030||Examining Social Problems in Canadian Society
Description: This seminar style course is designed to facilitate critical discussion of the social construction, causes, and consequences of a range of social problems in Canadian society, and evaluate the policy responses, or lack thereof. The course includes the application and integration of sociological theories. Students will learn to use the sociological imagination, how to analyse social problems systematically, and will explore whether individual or societal solutions are needed. The topics will provide opportunities to challenge hidden assumptions, and includes focus on the significance of: age, class, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Problems will include: alcohol and drug abuse, family problems, poverty, education, health and illness, work, and the urban environment.
Description: This course traces the history and evolution of immigration and multiculturalism in Canada. Integral to the course is an overview of the emergence of Canada as a model of cultural pluralism by means of legal and policy structures in place to uphold multiculturalism. Students will also explore how Canada has attempted to protect the rights of its citizens. In addition, attention is paid to the challenges that are faced by newcomers and Indigenous peoples. Students will develop an understanding of the demographics of migration, the impact of colonialism on the Indigenous Peoples, the immigration policies of Canada, the legal and social impacts of the Canadian Multicultural Act and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the struggle for identity maintenance. Finally, the course takes up the ideas of challenges to multiculturalism in an era of globalization.
Description: Without exception, every relationship of any depth has conflict. Understanding the nature and complexity of interpersonal conflict is critical to its successful resolution. Conflict can be and often is regarded as a negative force and experience to be avoided or least controlled. Conflict can also be seen as an opportunity for strengthening complex relationships, increasing self-awareness and enhancing personal and professional development. This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore theoretical approaches to understanding and addressing conflict through the examination of various factors that contribute to interpersonal and intrapersonal (intrapsychic), and international conflicts, and to discuss, analyse, and apply appropriate skills and strategies to manage conflicts efficiently and effectively.
|SOC74020||Urban and Community Planning
Description: This course examines the fundamentals of urban and community planning through an understanding of a wide range of factors that impact how cities and towns develop and evolve. Specifically, students will be introduced to topics related to the discipline of planning including: urban design, land-use planning, environmental planning, social planning, heritage and cultural planning, and economic development and revitalization. Recent trends such as new urbanism, smart growth and sustainable planning and design are also covered. This course will expand student's awareness of the planning field and its responsibility to balance both the public interest and private concerns in development decisions.
|SEP, 2020||Kitchener - Doon||Open|
|JAN, 2021||Kitchener - Doon||Open|
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