(May 25-June 23, 2013)
IMPRENDITORIALITÁ: EXPLORATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN RURAL ITALY
William "B.J." Warren
Students will explore the role of entrepreneurship in rural US and Italy, specifically in downtown districts. In light of the recent economic recession impacting global economies, it is essential that students gain an understanding of the role entrepreneurial activity plays in economic development. Students will analyze the cultural, historic, and geographic implications on small business and explore the role of local and state government in startup activity. Emphasis will be placed on exploring risk tolerance and perception of failure in new venture creation. Students will use on sight observation and interviews along with research from primary sources to develop a comparative study of the downtown districts in Urbania, Italy and Decatur, Illinois. This study will be used to develop opportunities to revitalize Downtown Decatur. Satisfies International Cultures & Structures or IN350 requirement
MARKETING PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES
Dr. Carrie Trimble
Textbook: Marketing: An Introduction
(tenth edition).Armstrong, Gary and Kotler, Philip.
Provides essential background for marketing majors as well as a broad perspective to non-business majors. Deals extensively with theory and strategies relating to marketing’s four major functions. Satisfies Marketing elective for entrepreneurship minor and Business Core requirement for Tabor students
WHO AM I IN ITALIA?: SELF VS. OTHER, SERENITY VS. HUSTLE & BUSTLE, AND VULNERABILITY VS. EXPOSURE
Travel, by nature, initiates a moral, cultural, and somatic (bodily) confrontation with “other” (places, people, food, culture, political systems, etc). This immersive change renders us vulnerable and threatens personal, social, and cultural serenity. We will read plays (Italian, American, and others as relevant) as the lens through which we explore how travel changes and informs our sense of self (i.e. cultural/political assumptions; basic moral beliefs and their metaphysical assumptions; and Persona (Jungian definition)). We will consider how art struggles with nihilism: “the fear that our lives and the world itself may be meaningless.” Through the plays, analysis, and reflection we consider two paths of response: Live life to stay out of trouble OR Delve into the shadow and live life to look for trouble. Satisfies Theatre lit/crit requirement or upper division elective for Theatre majors, Fine Arts requirement for non-majors, International Cultures and Structures, or IN350 requirement
AUTHENTIC SINGING ON STAGE
Textbook: On Singing Onstage
. Craig, David. Rock the Audition
. Sanders, Sheri Sanders.
The course’s overarching outcome is authentic on stage performance where, to quote David Craig, students “stand at the center of the songs they sing.” We will explore techniques that help us engage and honor both the music and words as text resulting in a deeper understanding of the songs and of
self, creating more authentic and honest performances. Students will craft audition and song “cuts” of musical theatre and rock/pop material culminating in a concert or recital. Satisfies Fine Arts requirement for non-majors
Enroll in Beginning, Continuing, or Intermediate Italian at Centro Studi Italiani. Students electing to take Continuing or Intermediate Italian must pass an entrance exam upon arrival to Italy. This intensive 4-week study of language may not be taken with other courses offered during Session #1.