Honors | Business in the Information Age
G100 | 4301 | Rasmussen, E


THIS IS AN AUTHORIZED CLASS
YOU MUST OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM
THE HONORS DIVISION

G100 : open only to direct admit business freshman and Honors
Division students

Lecture            (LC)
430:       4:00P-04:50P MW   BU 201
Discussion       (DS)  Corequisite with above Lecture
4302:    11:15A-12:05P F      BU 325
4303:    12:20P- 01:10P F     BU 325

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.

This course was taught for the first time in Spring 997 by
Professor Rasmusen, and was very successful.  Student evaluation results on
the Business School 7-point scale included:
I feel I learned a lot in this course. G100: 6.23, B-School average: 5.38.

The assignments were more time-consuming than for most other courses I have
taken.  G100: 4.77, B-School average: 4.65.

Overall, I would rate this instructor as outstanding. G100: 6.54,
B-School average: 5.55.

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 corequisites. 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:

Evaluating a Nation's Economic Performance, Legal Organization of Business,
Booms and Recessions Library sources of Information, Reading The Wall Street
Journal, The International Economy, Business and Government, Accounting,
Annual Reports, Marketing, Thinking, Presenting Data, Money and Stocks,
Bonds, Mutual Funds, Government Data on the Internet, Business Use of the
Internet, Legal Information, Morality and Promotion to Partner, Banking, the
Ethics of Smoothing Accounting Earnings.