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Topics in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

ENIN 340/3.0

Examines current innovation and entrepreneurship trends, practices, styles, theories, texts, and discourses. Through online research, assigned readings, and creative assignment, students will engage in creative exploration of innovative products, services, business models, and learn about innovative individuals.

Note: When you search on SOLUS for this course, please use "Entrepreneur & Innov - Ugrad" for the Subject.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing this course will demonstrate their digital creativity, communication skills, and comprehension of key concepts in innovation and intrapreneurship through completing multimodal compositions, online research and writing, multiple choice quizzes, and participating in a collaborative learning community.

Description

Topic for SPRING 2018: Thinking Inside the Box: Intrapreneurial Innovation

Organizations big and small must continuously innovate in order to survive and thrive. Intrapreneurs are those people who adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and apply start-up practices within established organizations. Intrapreneurs are always looking for ways to make things better, and become adept at using creative thinking skills to arrive at new and innovative solutions to persistent problems.

This course will cover creative and critical thinking strategies entrepreneurially-minded employees can use for identifying and eliminating bottlenecks, communicating ideas, securing buy-in from colleagues and leadership teams, and implementing innovations that complement existing organizational structures and advance organizational goals. Learners will develop knowledge on how to navigate the barriers to creating, developing, and sustaining innovative new initiatives within existing organizations. For internal (“corporate”) entrepreneurship to succeed, the individual champions of innovation must be comfortable with uncertainty and risk, and have high levels of human initiative and persistence. Thus this course will also cover related topics of wellness innovation strategies to support intrapreneurial individuals to sustain their resilience, focus, productivity, and success.

Terms

To be determined
Course Dates: 
TBD
Exam Dates: 
N/A

Evaluation

75% creative compositions
25% online quizzes

**Evaluation is subject to change**

Please note: there is no final exam in this course, no textbook or software to purchase, and no previous experience with graphic design required.

Instructor

Professor Sidneyeve Matrix (matrixs@queensu.ca)

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend approximately 120 hours per term in study / practice and online activity for this course.

Course Resources

About SOLUS

SOLUS is Queen’s Student On-Line University System. You’ll have access to a SOLUS account once you become a Queen’s student. You’ll use SOLUS to register for courses, add and drop courses, update your contact information, view financial and academic information, and pay your tuition.

About OnQ

onQ is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into onQ to access your course. All materials related to your course—notes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and help—will be on the onQ site.

About Credit Units

Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA or BSc requires a total of 90 credit units.

Computer Requirements

To take an online course, you’ll need a high speed internet connection as well as a microphone and speakers to be able to watch videos, hear sounds, and participate in interactive online activities. A webcam is recommended but not necessary.

System Requirements:

  • Laptop or Desktop computer purchased within the last 5 years. (mobile devices are not supported)
  • Windows Vista SP2/Mac OSX 10.9 or higher
  • Up to date versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Please note that Google Chrome is not recommended for use in our courses.
  • Most recent version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash

 See also Getting Started.

Dates/Deadlines

The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Upcoming Application Dates section.

Grading Scheme

The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.

Letter Grade Grade Point
A+4.30
A4.00
A-3.70
B+3.30
B3.00
B-2.70
C+2.30
C2.00
C-1.70
D+1.30
D1.00
D-0.70
F0.00

GPA Calculators
Have your SOLUS grade report handy and then follow the link to the Arts and Science GPA calculators.

How does this affect my academics?
See the GPA and Academic Standing page.

Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Grading Scheme
Please follow this link to the FAQ's

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for Summer Term 2018 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Domestic students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $685.90; for a 6.0-unit course, $1371.80 See also Tuition and Fees.

Campus Bookstore

All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.

Non-Queen’s Students

All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.

Academic Integrity

Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.