Winter Quarter Class Summary
January 9, 2011 Leave a comment
I’ve now completed my first week of Winter Quarter and am getting ready for the second week. This quarter may be my most difficult yet. There will certainly be a lot of reading/work. Work at CME is also keeping me busy. This quarter, we have the Diversity & Unity Retreat and Voices of Discovery, two programs I am planning with Thomas. I am also doing a lot of work for the Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence (big expansion this year, held in May) with Johanna.
I am taking four classes this quarter. Here they are with some initial thoughts:
Strategic Cost Management
This class has an interesting topic that I’ve never really though about before. I’m hoping to get a more integrative understanding of managerial accounting. My professor is a nice old guy who clearly knows the material. However, I’ve already been lost in class and there is a ton of work for this class, most of which has to be done with a partner. Luckily, I have a good one.
Ethics for the 21st Century Professional
This class is very interesting and multidisciplinary. It covers leadership, management, law, public policy, etc. I like my professor a lot. It has a good amount of work and effectively utilizes Blackboard by dividing up readings, discussion boards, and quizzes into “learning modules”. I know a lot of the people in this class so that makes it a lot of fun as well.
My Professor is extremely knowledgeable and has great experience. We will be covering a lot of material and fast. It will be a lot of work, but I think I will really enjoy it. We have several team case analyses and I have a good group with people I know.
Law and Public Policy
I’ve always been interested in this topic and now I get to take a class that also relates it to business. A good fit. We have a lot of reading for this one too and several longer papers/presentations on different cases. My professor seems to be a nice guy.