Innovation Courses

TE 200 Introduction to Innovation

Starting Fall 2020, all first-year Innovation LLC students are required to take TE 200 Introduction to Innovation.

Course Description:

Students will expand their knowledge of key topics and resources related to innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity. They will also participate in activities to encourage creative thinking and inventive problem-solving. Fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation will be explored in new and existing businesses. Students will explore ten dimensions of innovation and will rely heavily on case study and class discussion to bring abstract concepts to life. Case studies will feature a blend of modern and historic innovators. This course is restricted to Innovation LLC students.

Students will be expected to be active participants in the in-class creative process. Students will also be expected to participate in outside activities related to the work that we do in class. The goal is to expose students to the depth and breadth of the local entrepreneurship and innovation community.

Students will have approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour of outside work to complete each week. This will typically come in the form of assigned readings and preparation for in-class case studies, but activities will provide ample opportunity to creative thinking. The goal is to help students develop a framework to evaluate innovation and consider its application in their own academic and career interests.

Additional Innovation LLC Courses 

Students are strongly encouraged to also take at least one additional course on-site. There are several options, and we would be happy to talk with you about which course is best for your specific needs.

Innovation LLC Courses feature: 

  •  High-interest classes 
  •  Small class sizes (20 person max in most classes) 
  •  Priority enrollment in most on-site classes for LLC students

Fall 2020 classes coming soon.

Music Lessons

One of the unique opportunities available to students in any living-learning community is the opportunity to take private music lessons for free. All Weston Exploration residents are welcome to sign up for the music lesson lottery! There are limited spots available for each community, and students are offered spaces using a lottery system.

Lessons will be offered in piano, guitar, and voice. Instruction will be held in the Student Dining and Residential Programs (SDRP) building located in the Ikenberry Commons area.

The lottery will take place during the first week of classes. Visit the Music Lesson Lottery page for more information and to register for the lottery.