ILROB 3730

ILROB 3730

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

What does it mean to be a Cornellian and engaged in campus life and the world beyond? Culture defines who we are as a member of Cornell University and how we should act toward one another and in the wider world. This course will examine the concept of culture and apply it to our role as Cornellians. Values matter. They tell us what is important in our lives. Effective leaders use culture to strengthen members' commitment to the organization and keep members focused on the organization's goals. In that sense, culture is a powerful form of social control that can be utilized to encourage and discourage specific behaviors. As an institution, Cornell University espouses values that all Cornellians believe in. Academic excellence, collective and individual responsibility, philanthropy, and fairness are a few that come to mind. While such values are central to Cornell, powerful voices have characterized student culture by a variety of negative terms, including "binge drinking," "sexual violence," and "hazing." Cornellians do not condone such behaviors and most students act responsibly. Indeed, understanding the concept of culture and how student leaders use it to promote commitment can go a long way toward deterring these problems and managing the minority of students who engage in such unwanted behavior. This course will teach students;

When Offered Fall or spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: second semester freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18104ILROB 3730  LEC 001

  • 18105ILROB 3730  DIS 201

  • 18107ILROB 3730  DIS 203

  • 18109ILROB 3730  DIS 205

  • 18110ILROB 3730  DIS 206

  • 18113ILROB 3730  DIS 209

  • 18196ILROB 3730  DIS 211