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Cowan, Sarah R.




courses taught

  • BADM 1250 - First Year Seminar for Business
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Designing Your Leeds is a class about customizing your college experience to get the most out of it. Using a process rooted in Design Thinking, the course equips students with tools to design and prototype a college experience that best aligns with who they are and what they hope to get from college. Students will explore the purpose of college, reflect on personal values and strengths, learn about educational and career opportunities, and create a prototype of their 4 year experience. Through in-class activities and out of class assignments, students will also learn and practice professional and self-leadership skills.
  • BADM 1260 - First-Year Global Experience
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2024
    In today's world of increased mobility, globally aware students have more choices for employment upon graduation and are immediately ready to contribute in global environments. They are aware of global issues and cultural differences, and their global mindset allows them to recognize good ideas from whenever they might come and new market/product opportunities wherever they might exist. This course is the first step toward the development of a global mindset. It provides a meaningful global experience to first-year business students through an in-depth perspective of a specific country or region outside the United States and a short academic trip to the region.
  • BADM 3200 - Internship Accelerator
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Three-week intensive seminar focused on developing competencies critical to a successful transition into the workplace. Discusses interpersonal communication, situational awareness, giving and receiving constructive feedback, maximizing networking opportunities, deciphering professional expectations, and adaptability in the workplace. Several modules will be taught by industry professionals. Also includes a 2.5 day "micro" internship at a top Boulder-area company.
  • BCOR 1015 - The World of Business
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Provides an overview of the nature business in a global economy. In addition to exploring the economic, governmental, social and environmental context in which businesses operate, students will discover how business creates value and takes advantage of opportunities and challenges. Using examples, cases and projects, students will learn about the business functions in an integrated format. Weekly discussion of current events will focus on entrepreneurship, ethics, international business, business and society, and other topics.
  • BCOR 1030 - Communication Strategy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Helps develop basic communication skills to prepare you for success in the business world. This communication and social science theory-based, skill-building course is framed in Fiske and Cuddy's person perception theory that all people are perceived on two dimensions, competence and warmth. You will learn how to use communication skills to strategically demonstrate those dimensions.
  • BCOR 2302 - Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Throughout this course students will consider the interconnectedness of law, ethics, values, public policy and regulation. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of individual and organizational responsibility for business. Allows students to consider the relationship between business and ethics in the broader social context, which is necessary to successfully navigate an increasingly complex, global business environment. Duplicate degree credit not granted for BCOR 3010, BCOR 2003.


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