Creativity & Entrepreneurship
How do we dream big and make connections across disciplines to solve multilayered problems?
Addressing problems and finding solutions necessitates a creative and innovative process. In the Creativity & Entrepreneurship LLC, students will develop their creative and entrepreneurial capacities for problem solving. The curriculum is designed for students to learn more about themselves and their creative passions, design thinking, learn core business/entrepreneurial skills, develop a broad definition of entrepreneurship, understand the need for social entrepreneurship, and most importantly, evaluate how all of this does or does not relate to them as an individual.
Students in this LLC interact with peers who share a similar innovative drive, entrepreneurial ambition, and a desire to tackle problems that apply to today's society and the future. The inter-disciplinary community consists of students from all backgrounds and majors, and this becomes an asset as students share ideas, discuss options, and work in teams to problem-solve challenging situations and develop innovative solutions.
Students who participate in the Creativity & Entrepreneurship LLC will:
- Enroll in one 2-credit seminar for the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.
- Live with 22 similarly interested students in Centennial Halls and have access to specially crafted events to learn and build community including retreats, speakers, dinners, and student-led events
- Receive support from an LLC staff program coordinator who provides day to day and quarter to quarter co-curricular programming and support including retreats, dinners, speakers and active learning excursions
- Learn from and work with Dr. Michael Caston
Class Topics: Design Thinking, Consumer Insights, Product Development
Examples of Programming: Innovation lab workshops, Denver Startup Week, Arduino projects, engagement with local businesses