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College of Arts
and Sciences (College)
2006-2008
Academic Bulletin

College Programs
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Liberal Arts and Management Program

Faculty
Introduction
Admission to LAMP
Certificate in Liberal Arts and Management
Course Descriptions
Cross-Listed Course

Faculty

Director

Professor James Madison (History)

Academic Advising

Amy Elson, Wylie Hall 245, (812) 856-4966

Introduction

The Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP) is an honors-level interdisciplinary certificate program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the Kelley School of Business. LAMP combines a liberal arts or science major with specialized training in business and management to prepare strong students with wide interests and leadership potential for exciting futures. Selected on a competitive basis, undergraduates pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences enter the three-year LAMP program as sophomores. LAMP students acquire both technical business and management skills and an understanding of the social, political, and cultural contexts that shape business life. Building on the bachelor's degree requirements of the College, students in LAMP take courses in management, business law, and computer applications in the Kelley School of Business and economics courses in the College. To draw together their course work in business, economics, and liberal arts, LAMP students take the program's own seminars. Through LAMP seminars, students engage in dynamic, deeply thought-provoking writing- and discussion-centered learning. As they solve real-world business problems and analyze the relationships between business and society, students connect with faculty who bring many perspectives from different disciplines.

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Admission to LAMP

LAMP has two application periods each academic year: freshmen may apply online during the spring semester and sophomores and transfer students during the fall semester. Candidates for LAMP will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement and promise, leadership potential, and ability to articulate their reasons for pursuing an interdisciplinary program combining arts and sciences with business.

Typically, applicants will not yet be students in the College of Arts and Sciences when they are admitted to LAMP. In order to continue in the program, students must declare their major in a department of the College during their sophomore year, and maintain an overall grade point average of 3.3 or higher.

Although it is not required for admission, LAMP encourages interested students to prepare themselves during the freshman year for the programís curriculum by taking the following:

  1. The College of Arts and Sciences fundamental skills composition requirement in English.
  2. LAMP S104 Freshman Seminar (satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences Topics requirement)
  3. MATH M118 or S118 Finite Math; or MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus; or MATH M211 Calculus I; or MATH M213 Accelerated Calculus.
  4. At least one semester of a foreign language.
  5. ECON E201 or S201 Introduction to Microeconomics.
  6. At least one course in the intended major area.

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Certificate in Liberal Arts and Management

To earn the Certificate in Liberal Arts and Management, students admitted to the program must satisfy all general requirements for a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences, maintain a grade point average of 3.300 or higher, and earn a grade of C- or higher in each course outlined below:

  1. Four courses in the College (to be completed by the end of a studentís sophomore year of study) that are basic to the study of management and other business topics: (11-12 credit hours):
    1. LAMP X298 Career Development for LAMP.
    2. ECON E201 or S201 Introduction to Microeconomics.
    3. ECON E202 or S202 Introduction to Macroeconomics.
    4. MATH M118 or S118 Finite Mathematics; or MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus; or MATH M211 Calculus I; or MATH M213 Accelerated Calculus.
  2. Six courses in the Kelley School of Business or approved substitutions in the College that develop technical business skills (16 credit hours):
    1. BUS A100 Basic Accounting Skills*.
    2. BUS A201 Introduction to Financial Accounting*.
    3. BUS K201 or CSCI A110 The Computer in Business*.
    4. BUS L201 Legal Environment of Business*.
    5. BUS X333 Managing Business Functions.
    6. BUS Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations.
      * These courses must be completed prior to enrollment in LAMP L316, the LAMP junior seminar.
  3. Three Liberal Arts and Management Program seminars in the College that draw together studentsí course work in business, economics, and liberal arts (9 credit hours):
    1. LAMP Sophomore Seminar: Business and Humanities, LAMP L216
    2. LAMP Junior Seminar: Analytical Problem Solving, LAMP L316
    3. LAMP Senior Seminar: Liberal Arts and Management, LAMP L416

For further information, please contact the Liberal Arts and Management Program, Wylie Hall 245, (812) 856-4966, lamp@indiana.edu, or consult the program Web site at www.indiana.edu/~lamp.

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Course Descriptions

L216 Sophomore Seminar: Business and the Humanities (3 cr.) Open to sophomores in the Liberal Arts and Management Program only. A topical seminar that introduces students to fundamental issues in the relationship between business and society. Topics vary with the instructor and year and include advertising in American culture and big business in American society.

L316 Junior Seminar: Analytical Problem Solving (3 cr.) N & M Open to juniors in the Liberal Arts and Management Program only. A discussion course emphasizing the use of quantitative methods and analytical skills in exploring and solving business-related problems. Topics vary with the instructor and year and include mathematical modeling and operations research, organizational control, and corporate finance.

L416 Senior Seminar: Liberal Arts and Management (3 cr.) Open to seniors in the Liberal Arts and Management Program only. A discussion course drawing together aspects of other LAMP courses to focus on specific problems of business management and corporate policy in light of both practical and ethical considerations. Topics vary with the instructor and year and include the nature of business leadership and the legal and ethical practices of corporations.

S104 Liberal Arts and Management Program Freshman Seminar (3 cr.) S & H, TFR Open to freshmen interested in pursuing the Liberal Arts and Management Program Certificate. Specific topics will vary by section and over time, but all versions of S104 will meet the objectives of the College of Arts and Sciences Topics curriculum. Through close reading and writing, this course demonstrates how the fundamentals of business, public policy, and management connect with core principles of a liberal arts education in the context of the social sciences and historical studies. Credit given for only one of COLL E104, COLL S104, GLLC S104, or LAMP S104.

X298 Career Development for Liberal Arts and Management Program Students (2 cr.) Open to sophomores in the Liberal Arts and Management Program only. Development of strategies and tools needed for Liberal Arts and Management Program students to identify and analyze their personal values, interests, and abilities. Exploration of vocational options and creation of a lifelong career development plan that accentuates the unique skills and assets of Liberal Arts and Management Program students.

X398 Internship for LAMP (l-6 cr.) Open to juniors and seniors in the Liberal Arts and Management Program only, with advance approval from the director of LAMP. Provides an opportunity for students to receive credit for supervised, career-related, full-time work appropriate to LAMP. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Students may earn a maximum of 3 credits for a single internship experience. Students cannot receive credit both from LAMP and from another department or program for the same internship experience.

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Cross-Listed Course

BUS X333 Managing Business Functions (3 cr.) Open to juniors in the Liberal Arts and Management Program only. Offering a variety of real-world and simulated projects that wrestle with the complex opportunities and problems facing business managers in a variety of settings, this course emphasizes the development of strategic focus and decision-making skills under conditions of ambiguity, change, and uncertainty.

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