Roles, Politics and Persuasion: How to Act in the Business World.
In this course, students will work in teams and on individual projects to simulate the business environment and create learning opportunities on how to act in a business setting. Success in the business environment, whether a corporation, start-up, or non-profit, depends on soft skills and communication to a large degree. The Harvard Business School, in fact, defines intelligence as knowing how to act in different situations. The course applies to those in business, the social sciences and the arts and will help them learn the fundamentals of behavior, roles, communication and how to act under different challenging business settings.
This course introduces students to basic concepts of professional communication and artistic creation in the context of the French fashion industry. Over the semester, students will learn to sketch clothing for both fashion and theatrical contexts, to render the costumes using appropriate scale, to add color using watercolors, and to communicate with a director or editor, and with clients, vendors, and co-workers about their work both in English and in French.