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International Perspective (KIP) Field Study Course

The intent of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain general knowledge of a country, as well as specific knowledge of a business issue within that country. The course material, issues to be investigated in the field study, and method of analysis will be developed by students in the class under the guidance of the faculty advisor. Also, students will be responsible for presenting relevant material at each class, leading the class discussion, and for organizing in-country speakers, events, and trip logistics. The course will culminate in a trip of approximately 10 days duration for field research in the designated country, accompanied by the faculty advisor who will supervise the research.

Course Requirements

  • Class Attendance
  • Class Participation--Preparing and presenting class material, leading class discussion
  • Participation on one of the following committees: Logistics, Speakers, Curriculum/Marketing
  • Team Research Project--Students work in teams to analyze and research a specific topic relative to the country. Each group will be required to submit a short project outline stating the issue to be studied and the research methodolgy to be employed. Halfway through the course, each group will submit a progress report giving the findings and progress of preliminary research of the chosen study topic. During the trip students will perform field research on their issue, and, after the trip, students will give a presentation of their research findings to the Kelley student body and submit a written report.Specific issues to be covered regarding the chosen country will be determined by student leaders of each class, in conjunction with their faculty advisor.The Curriculum leader will oversee the development of a case and readings packet containing readings for the course. Ongoing updates will be identified and provided by the Curriculum/Marketing Committee.Class and Trip Participation
    10% Class attendance and participation
    10% Class committee and participation
    15% In-country attendance and participation

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