Innovation and Design

CID 1300 - CID 1300 The Student and The University
Hours: 3
Students explore the intersection of learning, cognition, and motivation to develop learning strategies while adjusting to the University environment. The course strengthens students’ communication and critical thinking skills by helping them negotiate common challenges of their first year in college. Through attention to the whole person, students grow in personal wellness, financial and information literacy, and career readiness. This course satisfies three hours of the Component Area Option (090) of the Texas Core Curriculum.

CID 1301 - Foundations of Cultural Competence
Hours: 3
This course offers an overview of cultural competence considerations, including the definition of cultural competence, characteristics of different cultural systems, behaviors of culturally competent individuals, and the relationship these considerations have on justice.

CID 2301 - The Human Experience
Hours: 3
The Human Experience introduces students to humanities-based inquiry by guiding students through an exploration of important humanistic questions ethical and moral issues across all elements of the human experience and engages students to consider various cultural positionalities and knowledge-making traditions. Through the deep focus on a connecting theme, students will engage in holistic discussions of topics addressing fundamental questions about human life and human interactions, develop the skills of humanistic inquiry (including critical thinking, research, literacy skills, and communication skills), and learn to apply their knowledge to their personal, professional, and academic goals in a dynamic and diverse world. This course is the foundational course for the Humanities Certificate program, a grant-funded, TAMU System-wide initiative designed to create an intentional connective pathway through the core curriculum to infuse the humanities and humanities-based inquiry into student degree pathways and encourage students to see the relationships between larger questions of the human experience and their own lives and goals.

CID 100 - Orientation
Hours: 0
This course will serve as an orientation for those entering the CID programs, highlighting the expectations and requirements of the program.

CID 111 - Critical Thinking
Hours: 3
Critical thinking is a necessary skill for anyone to be able to problem solve including making clear decisions and conclusions. This course dissects the components of arguments and helps students interpret them based on their own perspectives. The students are introduced to the processes of logical reasoning to interpret arguments and learn how to evaluate the quality of reasoning behind arguments, interpretations, and/or beliefs.

CID 225 - Record Keeping for Leaders
Hours: 3
This competency course explores the foundational knowledge of record-keeping, including recording transactions, understanding financial statements and long-term liabilities, cash flow and financial statement analysis, and other budgeting tools that impact decision-making. Students learn how to make better business decisions based on information derived from analyzing transactions, financial statements, cost, and financial ratios.

CID 302 - Statistics
Hours: 3
This course introduces the topics of descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency and variation and representing data graphically) and statistical inference. Inference will involve sampling techniques, estimation, hypothesis testing, and simple regression. Applications emphasize interpretation of data and inferences for improvement.

CID 338 - Talent Leadership in Human Resources
Hours: 3
This course looks at the different roles that the human resource department plays in a company and the skills needed to accomplish the day-to-day activities of HR personnel. Emphasis is placed on the role of HR management in the strategic management process of a company. Processes used by HR departments to recruit talent, train, and conduct performance appraisals are covered. Workplace discrimination, labor laws, and global trends are also examined.

CID 342 - Leading Innovation
Hours: 3
This course helps students develop the critical thinking skills needed for a role as an organizational leader, whether starting and operating a small business or not-for-profit organization or working for an existing corporation or company. In other words, the hallmark of a successful manager and leader is treating the company for which an individual work as if it were your own. As such, this course develops the basic skills individuals need to evaluate opportunities that can be applied across myriad managerial and leadership positions, anticipate challenges, assess the best course of action, monitor its progress, make adjustments, develop competitive advantages, seize and respond to opportunities, adapt to market changes, and the like.

CID 346 - Numbers for Leaders
Hours: 3
This course covers key components of financial leadership by exposing students to the financial skills needed for professional and personal success. Emphasis is on analyzing and interpreting data to write, decide and lead competently in both personal and professional arenas.

CID 347 - Research Methods
Hours: 3
The course is an introduction to two main categories of research methodology-- quantitative and qualitative research-- and their related components, including sample or case selection procedures, data gathering techniques, data analytical procedures. Some references are made to mixed methods, also.

CID 356 - Personal Branding and Identity
Hours: 3
This course will guide students through the process to research and create a personal brand and identity using social and career networking platforms. Students will explore best practices to create and sustain their personal brand that is aligned to their career goals after graduation.

CID 422 - Project Management for Leaders
Hours: 3
Students will explore a leader's responsibility for conceiving, designing, implementing, and managing the organization's overall objectives, culture, and environment as part of the project management process. Within this context, the course primarily focuses on understanding project management, aligning project management with the organization, project management oversight, projects as capital investments, globalization, and resources optimization.

CID 431 - Developing Globally Competent Leaders
Hours: 3
This course dissects the components of global competence and helps students to interpret them in relation to the critical role of leadership. Students are introduced to a wide variety of resources that have been shown to improve levels of global competence. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to better interpret and understand their own strengths and development areas that may benefit from further study and attention