8/25/2014 - 12/19/2014
|Alpha Numeric Code||
|Interdisciplinary and Special Programs
Adult and Lifelong Learning
|Description||Focus on topics of general interest to liberal arts students with particular reference to tools, concepts and analytical methods of social scientists. Jr. Standing required and completion of Comp. II, or permission of instructor.
Topical description:The Seminar will study the “Wal-Mart Effect” which includes cultural, economic, social and the environmental impact the world’s largest corporation has worldwide. The new global economy will demonstrate to the students as customers and citizens of various urban and suburban arenas that the effect of mega corporations such as Wal-Mart goes beyond their neighborhood retail outlet. Moral responsibility includes both employee and product safety issues which, although not new, raises the concerns about the power of the “Too Big to Fail” private and public corporations. The main objective of the seminar is to allow the students to gain knowledge through facts and not opinion about how the free market capitalist system functions in a diverse society. The ALS students as consumers and citizens of urban, suburban and rural arenas will discover the impact retail and industrial mega corporations such as Wal-Mart, Costco, G.M. Ford, Exxon .and BP have in the marketplace. The seminar will also research health care, transportation, food suppliers, and the recreational industries as they relate to public safety policies. The seminar will draw information from the internet, selected text readings and online videos and recent CNBC reports on the “New Age of Wal-Mart”. “Too Big To Fail” Banks and the product safety recalls.
Section number: 904;
8/25/2014 - 12/19/2014;
Part-of-term (POT) session code:
Enrollment Maximum: 24
|Tuition & Fees||$ 1,540.36 US Dollars (Tuition and general fees are estimated and subject to change; please refer to the finance brochures for current tuition and fees)|
|$6.50 special fee per student, per term; $25.00 course fee per distance learning course; $5.20 per credit hour facilities fee, maximum 12 credit hours. *Technology fees are assessed per credit hour by the student's college, other fees may also apply; please review the current finance brochure for list of fees. All fees are in U.S. Dollars.|
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|Method of Instruction||Online Web, other communication methods are determined by the instructor.|
|Before You Begin Your Course|
|Online Etiquette & Honesty||Please review the netiquette guidelines and the University policies on academic dishonesty, andÂ responsible use of information technology. Online students are held to the same behavior and academic honesty standards as face-to-face students.|
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