Innovation Incubator

This independent study-style course offers students an opportunity to pursue a deep study of an industry, entrepreneurial endeavor, leadership opportunity, or other interest, and apply their learning through real-world experience that results in an in-depth project. Students will learn to use social media to curate their own personalized learning networks to help them analyze trends and developments within fields of their choice. They will also connect in-person with an expert or a mentor who can provide hands-on learning opportunities and feedback about their projects. Students in this course will develop key professional skills, including self-directed learning, leadership, and collaboration. Students interested in this course must submit a proposal explaining their topic or project of interest and the goals for the project. Applications are evaluated based on genuine interest, clearly articulated purpose, and adequate previous demonstration that students thrive in a flexible learning environment. (Semester, .50 credit)