FIELD STUDIES IN BUSINESS CULTURE: CFS 388

Course Type: Variable Credit (1-4 units). Participants meet in a 1.5 hour online class once per week.

The course does satisfy Northwestern's Undergraduate Registration Requirement (URR).

Students with Chicagoland area internships may not be eligible for Field Studies in Business Culture.
This class is designed and intended for students who secure internships outside of the Chicagoland area and these students are prioritized. Under certain circumstances applicants with Chicago area internships may be considered. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis. Students under consideration for exceptions will typically be wait listed for this course until after the application deadline has passed.

Course Description

While interning at companies or organizations throughout the country, students in this online-only seminar will explore key social, cultural, and political problems shaping business culture today, especially as it pertains to interns and internships.  Through course readings, online discussions, and asynchronous assignments, students will learn how business culture has evolved over the past century, and shaped our understanding and engagement with difficult social issues, including technological change, racial and gender diversity, economic inequality, and work-life balance.  By the end of the quarter, students will be able to think aboutspeak about, and act more knowledgeably within the complex world of contemporary business culture.

2018-2019 Instructor: Nick Dorzweiler

Types of Internships that relate to the Field Studies in Business Culture course: ALL

Internships can be in ANY field.  Students are responsible for securing their internship.  Please see our Sample Internships page for more information.