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General Education

The Professional

Students will propose solutions to resolve the cultural and professional tensions between workers (the individual) and employers.  You will take the following courses:

KCC 104 U@WRK (4)
How close is what you do to who you are? In this course, the first course in The Professional cluster, we will examine who you are at work—the kinds of work you do and the kinds of work you want to do. We will ask you to think about the choices you might be faced with in your career—choices having to do with your career, but also choices about your life outside of your career. Lastly, we will put work in time, investigating how work has changed but also forecasting how it might change (for example, robots or artificial intelligence), all of which will position you for your future career. Prerequisites: KCC 102 and KCC 103, or concurrent enrollment with KCC 103

KCC 105 BILLFOLD TO BOARDROOM: THE FINANCIALLY PREPARED PROFESSIONAL (4)
The foundation of this course, the second course of The Professional cluster, will provide you an overview of consumer and financial problem solving. From there, the course will challenge you to investigate financial decision making within a business or other organization and how those professional decisions have consequences across various communities. Throughout the course, we will tackle real-world financial issues like corporate responsibility, the time-value of money, probability and risk assessment, and predictive analysis. Prerequisites: KCC 103 and KCC 104, or concurrent enrollment with KCC 104

KCC 106 RISKY BUSINESS: BALANCING IDENTITY AND TENSION (4)
In this course, the third and final course of The Professional cluster, students will examine professional identity of both workers and corporations. Have you ever wondered about the reasons for the 40-hour work week in the United States, the gender pay gap, the divide between the corporate haves and the have-nots, sweatshops, or labor unions? We will discuss both current and historic struggles of laborers to receive recognition and rights worldwide. We will also discuss ways contemporary, global businesses have fostered and maintained their corporate identity and how this has impacted their bottom line and society. Of course, tensions result in the wake of the relationships between workers and the businesses that employ them and the relationships between businesses and consumers. Throughout, we’ll examine those tensions and the ethical implications in the ways they have been (or are being) resolved. Prerequisites: KCC 104 and KCC 105, or concurrent enrollment with KCC 105

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