Learning Communities Courses

Fall 2014 Semester 

Business Simulation

Participate in a business simulation and learn more about the different parts of a business. Four classes are taught simultaneously in a new business created each semester. Students in each class form that particular department in a business. Marketing students conduct marketing research, create product lines, price products and prepare for distribution; advertising students prepare materials to support the sales force and advertisements to build awareness, interest, desire and action in the target market identified by the marketing department.

The simulation combines accumulated knowledge and theoretical bases found in traditional classes, with the "on-the-job" apprentice-type learning of actually performing the work. The additional integration of communications, interpersonal relations, teamwork, active and mastery learning, computer usage and personal productivity software makes this unique combination a potential national model for business education.

Information: Sonny Smith, (630) 942-2952, smithh@cod.edu

Simulation 1

Monday and Wednesday, 10 to 11:50 a.m.

  • BUSIN-1111-SIM02, Customer Service
  • MARKE-2210-SIM02, Principles of Marketing
  • MARKE-2220-SIM02, Principles of Selling
  • MARKE-2240-SIM02, Advertising


Simulation 2

Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.

  • BUSIN-2200-SIM03, Business Budgeting
  • MANAG-2210-SIM03, Principles of Management
  • MANAG-2230-SIM03, Purchasing
  • MARKE-2210-SIM03, Principles of Marketing
  • MARKE-2230-SIM03, Principles of Retail
  • MARKE-2240-SIM03, Advertising 


Charting Your Course: Communication and Careers

Develop a clearer sense of your college and career direction while building stronger communication skills in this First Year Experience learning community. By combining a general education course, Speech 1100, with Career Development, Education 1105, you will map out a pathway to college and career achievement and instill you with the confidence and communication competence to succeed in the 21st century. Co-enrollment in EDUCA-1105-FS025 and SPEEC-1100-FS025 is required.

Information: Joyce Fletcher, (630) 942-2541, fletcher@cod.edu; or Lauren Morgan, (630) 942-2007, morgan@cod.edu

  • EDUCA-1105-FS025, Career Development, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 to 10:50 a.m.
  • SPEEC-1100-FS025, Fundamentals of Speech Communication, Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

From the I&M to O'Hare: Chicago, the City That Moves

Explore Chicago through a historical geography perspective. Learn the development of this metropolis and compare it to the development of other large cities throughout the world. Co-enrollment in GEOGR-1140-FS020 and HISTO-2270-FS020 is required.

Information: Keith Yearman, (630) 942-2765, yearman@cod.edu; or Brian Moran, (630) 942-3044, moranb@cod.edu

  • HISTO-2270-FS020, History of Chicago, Monday and Wednesday, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
  • GEOGR-1140-FS020, Urban Geography, Monday and Wednesday, 1 to 2:15 p.m.

Seed, Soil and the Soul: A Critical Analysis of World Food Practices (Honors)

This seminar combines biology and film to explore food as a key to understanding human cultures and human relationships with the environment. The study of food offers a rich and unique focal point from which to engage in an interdisciplinary inquiry because food encompasses a wide variety of human activities. Through topics relating to the production and consumption of food, we will focus on the interface of scientific thought and film to explore the ways in which the disciplines of biology and film studies complement each other in understanding the most fundamental of human activities: feeding ourselves. Learning methods include film viewing, class discussion, independent labs, field trips, reflective writing, and service learning. Must co-enroll in BIOLO-1110-HON01 and ENGLI-1154-HON01. Fee: $30 (includes transportation). Tuition is extra.

Information: Deborah Adelman, (630) 942-3406, adelman@cod.edu; or Shamili Sandiford, (630) 942-2123, sandifor@cod.edu

  • BIOLO-1110-HON01, Environmental Biology, Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • ENGLI-1154-HON01, Film as Literature, Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.



Contact Information

James Allen
(630) 942-3421