Creativity and Ethical Venturing Minor

The Minor in Creativity and Ethical Venturing (CEV) integrates the imaginative and creative thinking of the humanities and the applied know-how and skills of business management to empower students to envision ways to make a positive impact and realize their ideas as ventures; that is, as not-for-profit organizations and ethical for-profit businesses. To this end, students will engage in innovative coursework and a number of collaborative experiential learning activities, including InnovationChallenge New York, Mohawk Valley Mini Maker Faire, and the New York State Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

The CEV minor will be of particular interest to students in any major who seek to develop their critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities, their collaborative skills, and their entrepreneurial capacities. The minor is a joint offering of the College of Business and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Courses and Requirements:

To earn the minor, students must successfully complete 20 credits as described below.  Students must earn a C average in the courses applied towards the minor, and earn a minimum grade of C- in each course applied toward the minor. A minimum of eight credits applied towards the minor must be taken at SUNY Poly.

Required Courses

  • IDS 103: Science, Technology, and Human Values (4)
  • IDS 220: Creativity and Culture (4)
  • ENT 395: Design Culture and Collaborative Methods (4)
  • ENT 485: Reimagining Entrepreneurship – Ethical Venturing for Social Impact (4)

One of the following two courses:

  • IDS 320: Interdisciplinary Problem Solving (4)
  • IDS 321: Wicked Problems – Interdisciplinary Approaches to 21st Century Challenges (4)

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