Learning Communities Courses

Fall 2013 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


Tuesday and Thursday, 10 to 11:50 a.m.

BUSIN-1111-SIM01 Customer Service

BUSIN-2200-SIM01 Business Budgeting

MANAG-2210-SIM01 Principles of Management

MANAG-2240-SIM01 Human Resource Management

MARKE-2210-SIM01 Principles of Marketing

MARKE-2230-SIM01 Retailing


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

BUSIN-1111-SIM02 Customer Service

MARKE-2210-SIM02 Principles of Marketing

MARKE-2220-SIM02 Sales

MARKE-2240-SIM02 Advertising


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-2220-SIM03 Sales

MARKE-2230-SIM03 Retailing

MARKE-2240-SIM03 Advertising 

From Neurons to Culture: The Biology and Evolution of the Human Mind

Investigate the basis of human behavior: The mind. Why do we do what we do? The mind is what the brain does; therefore, we focus on the way in which the human nervous system produces behavior, from our most basic animal responses to uniquely human traits such as language and culture. This learning community is intended for students interested in the biological basis of human social behavior. If you have ever been interested in neuroscience or evolutionary psychology, this integrated course is for you. Information: Felipe Armas, (630) 942-2037, armasf@cod.edu, or Alexander Bolyanatz, (630) 942-2433, bolyanat@cod.edu

Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

ANTHR-2150-FS001, Bolyanatz

PSYCH-2205-FS001, Armas 

Hike the Grand Canyon! The Grand Canyon Experience

Experience the beauty and grandeur of the Grand Canyon. Hike the famous South Rim trails led by experienced guides. Spend nights at a South Rim lodge and/or take an overnight backpacking trip into the inner gorge, all while learning fi rst-hand about the geology, history, and flora and fauna of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Field study: Tuesday, Oct. 22 to Saturday, Oct. 26. Fee: $995 (includes air/ground transportation to and from the Grand Canyon, airport shuttles, four nights lodging, park admission fees, permits, and group camping/backpacking equipment.) Tuition is extra. Information: Peter Potamianos, (630) 942-2800, ext. 51344, potamian@cod.edu, or Gib Egge, (630) 942-2477, eggegi@cod.edu

Class: Thursday, Oct. 3, 6 to 7:50 p.m.

Field Study: Tuesday, Oct. 22 to Saturday, Oct. 26

PHYS-1800-FS007, Egge



Contact Information

James Allen
(630) 942-3421