IDIS W12 Business and Engineering in the Context of European Culture [CLOSED]

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  • Dates: January 8–29, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this off-campus program has been suspended. The information on this page is available for reference and planning purposes, but may no longer be accurate. If and when Calvin is able to re-open this and other off-campus programs, information will be provided at the main Off-Campus Programs website. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Off-Campus Programs office.

In today’s global economy, business practices, engineering design, product development, and product marketing must take the international market into account.

This course introduces the students to the business practices and product development in the international market, focusing on business and R&D in Europe. Students learn how the religion, languages, history, culture, economics, regulations, and policies of Europe shape the business and design process through tours of businesses, engineering research facilities, manufacturing facilities, as well as discussion sessions with leading business executives and research engineers in Europe. Evaluation is based on a reflection paper, a daily journal, class participation, and a paper regarding the cultural aspects of the course.

This is a CCE Integral course and is open to all students, but preference will be given to engineering and business students. Anticipated Fee $4800. Anticipated course dates: January 8–29. Tom Betts, R. Brouwer. Off Campus.

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Tom Betts

Tom Betts

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Randall Brouwer

Randall Brouwer

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