Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Course Offerings
MC 303 - Project Studio (3 credits) - Dr. David Burdick
Prerequisite: MC 202 or consent of instructor.
Satisfies MC303 elective for Commercial Music Majors


MK360 - My Italian Story: Personal Branding & Digital Media in Urbania (3 credits) - Dr. Carrie Trimble
Satisfies 300 Level Marketing requirement for Entrepreneurship Minors

TH331/IN350 - Who Am I in Italia?: Self vs. Other, Serenity vs. Hustle & Bustle, and Vulnerability vs. Exposure (3 credits) - Lori Bales
Satisfies Theatre lit/crit requirement for Theatre majors,*
Fine Arts requirement for non-majors,*
International Cultures and Structures, or IN350 requirement.
*

ET360/IN350 Imprenditorialita: Entrepreneurship in Rural Italy (3 credits) - Andy Heise and Bruce Nims
Satisfies International Cultures and Structures, or IN350 requirement.*

* Pending University approvals


MC303 Project Studio (3 credits)

Dr. David Burdick

In the six weeks prior to departure for Urbania, students will learn digital audio workstation (DAW) arranging and production techniques using Logic Pro and Pro Tools, as well as other suitable software.  Productions, primarily in the style of electronic dance music and electronic pop, will be crafted for use in live performance.  Once in Urbania, students will perform as a band in Italian venues, using these DAW productions as backing tracks. 

While in Urbania students will learn essential video narrative and production techniques, applying those techniques to their own personal story telling and the online social media presence of the class.  

Special opportunities in tour support and corporate sponsorship are being created for those students who are Music Business majors.  

Prerequisite: MC 202 or consent of instructor.
Satisfies MC303 elective for Commercial Music Majors




MK360 My Italian Story: Personal Branding & Digital Media in Urbania (3 credits)
Dr. Carrie Trimble

An important component of starting a career or starting a business is understanding what you have to offer. Use your time in Italy to explore and define your personal value proposition; then learn how to effectively share it through digital media. Further your career efforts by discovering, recording and posting your personal story while earning social media management certification.

Business Model You meets Hootsuite University.

Satisfies 300 Level Marketing requirement for Entrepreneurship Minors




TH331/IN350 Who Am I in Italia?: Self vs. Other, Serenity vs. Hustle & Bustle, and Vulnerability vs. Exposure (3 credits)
Lori Bales

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 for Theatre majors,
Fine Arts requirement for non-majors,
International Cultures and Structures, or IN350 requirement.



ET360/IN350 IMPRENDITORIALITÁ: ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN RURAL ITALY
(3 credits)

Andy Heise and Bruce Nims

Students will explore the role of entrepreneurship in rural US and Italy, specifically in downtown districts. Students will gain an understanding of the cultural, historic, and geographic implications on small business with an emphasis on risk tolerance and perception of failure. The course will also explore the role of local and state government in startup activity. Students will use on sight observation and interviews along with research from primary sources to develop opportunities to revitalize Downtown Decatur.

Satisfies International Cultures and Structures, or IN350 requirement.


















 
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL