PSYCH 223 - Entrepreneurial Creativity
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Enforced Prerequisites:
No credit is granted for students who previously took UC 270 with the topic "Entrepreneurial Creativity" (#27).
Other Course Info:
Does not count toward the requirements for the Psychology or Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience majors.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This class was created to serve as the LSA core course for the Entrepreneurship minor, and explores the relation between creativity, innovation, and problem-solving processes. We will consider the elements of creative thinking, explore insights from a variety of perspectives, and engage in projects designed to foster students’ own creativity and innovation. Is creative thinking somehow different from “normal” thinking? How do innovators frame problems and generate solutions? What is the relation between idea generation and collaborative team work? How do entrepreneurs in business, social goods, and technology develop and employ vital skills in persuasion, cooperation, communication as they bring ideas to life in the form of enterprises? This course will explore all these questions in order to ground students in both the theory and practice of creativity as it takes shape in entrepreneurial endeavors.

Course Requirements:

The course will utilize two weekly one hour lectures and a one hour discussion section. Discussion section attendance is highly weighted because that is the primary group meeting time for the project. Graded assessments will include: 2-3 short reaction papers, attendance in discussion section, completion of online quizzes prior to each lecture, and periodic submissions of work-product related to the semester long creative group project. There are no required books or coursepacks for this course, all readings will be provided as PDFs. iCLicker will be used in lecture for feedback and assessment, but only counted as a sort of extra credit, not as part of normal grade.

Intended Audience:

The ideal student for this class is a sophomore or junior pursing the Entrepreneurship minor, or with a strong interest in creativity as applied to entrepreneurial work and team skills. Having a creative or entrepreneurial idea IS NOT REQUIRED, but students will be required to form groups and come up with an idea.

Class Format:

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour discussion section weekly.

PSYCH 223 - Entrepreneurial Creativity
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
32265
Open
280
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture.
002 (DIS)
P
32266
Open
35
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
32267
Open
35
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
32268
Open
35
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
32269
Open
35
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
32270
Open
35
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
32271
Open
35
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
32272
Open
35
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
32273
Open
35
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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