BUS 104 – Introduction to Business
This course surveys business and industry in the United States with global growth strategy. Emphasis is placed on building Communication and Quantitative skills, including Excel spreadsheets, and an Ethical Foundation. The course introduces students to concepts in Management, Organizational Structure, Human Resources, Marketing, International Business, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Accounting, and Economics, and encourages students to explore career paths. Required of all Business majors.
Using information & strategies learned in this ABI Faculty Seminar Series, the CUNY Anti-Racist Faculty Seminar Series, and the ACUE Creating an Inclusive Online Learning Environment course I took last semester, I have reformatted a module discussion board to be more inclusive of multinational and multi-ethnic points of view. The assignment challenges students to be reflective of their own backgrounds, and to interview friends and family to better understand elements of the world of business (specifically outsourcing and offshoring) through their own lived experiences.
Why did you select this project? How does it relate to identity and purpose?
Here’s a video describing the reasoning behind selecting this project, and the effects I saw immediately:
Uploaded by Professor Buckler on 2023-03-29.
What advice do you have for other faculty who would like to implement a similar project?
I think it’s very important to realize how students are currently unable to bring their “whole selves” to class, and to find ways to rectify it. In my course, this assignment has become one of the standout ways that students can bring in their own culture and experiences.