Honors | Business in the Information Age
G100 | 5558 | Jaffee


4:00-4:50P  MW  BU100

G100 is designed to provide beginning students with an introductory
but comprehensive survey of business practices and information.
Managers, consumers, investors, and government regulators rely on a
variety of information sources in making their decisions. In this
course, the student learns what these sources are, where their
information comes from, what it means, and how to use it. A large part
of the course will also be devoted to business basics, which will
further illustrate the importance of information. The course will
provide a foundation for continued studies in business, but will also
be useful for studies in other areas, as it provides experience in
reading, discussing, and the critical skills needed to interpret
possibly biased information.

G100 will be of interest to students already admitted to the School of
Business, to those considering a business major, and to those who
intend for this to be their only business course. It can be taken
concurrently with E201 and E202, or before them. There are no
prerequisites or co-requisites. It will be good preparation both for
the I-Core courses in the business major and for courses outside the
School of Business which make use of economic and business information
sources.

Topics:  national economic systems, evaluating a nation's economic
performance, business organizations, management, national wealth,
economic growth, library sources of information, recessions and booms,
reading The Wall Street Journal, the international economy and
business, business and government, accounting, annual reports,
marketing, major newspapers and business magazines, production, money
and stocks, bonds, mutual funds, futures and options, information on
the Internet: government data, businesses, legal information, and
business portrayal in the movies.