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Courses - Spring 2024
INST
Information Studies
Open Seats as of
03/03/2024 at 10:30 PM
INST398E
Special Topics in Information Studies; Lean Startup
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in STAT100 or MATH115 or higher; and minimum grade of C- in INST126 or GEOG276; and minimum grade of C- in (PSYC100, SOCY105, or BSOS233).

This course focuses on creating an entrepreneurial experience for students with all the pressures and demands of the real world in an early-stage startup. Students will gain skills and practical knowledge in design-thinking principles and innovation, learn how to effectively communicate and gather information from their customers, partners, and competitors, pitch an idea and use leadership skills to guide and help motivate others and navigate difficult teamwork situations. In this course, students will use the Lean Startup approach and innovative technology ideas to create a product or service that would benefit society.