Academics

Students earn 15 hours of UNC graded credit through the following four courses:

ECON 325H: Entrepreneurship: Principles and Practice

(3 credit hours, satisfies Minor requirement)

Instructor: Jed Simmons (Durham Intensive)

Econ 325H, a two-week intensive course of study offered at the beginning of the seminar, will provide a granular approach to the most important tasks required to create a new enterprise. The course will meet for four hours a day at American Underground in Durham.

ECON 327H: Business Venturing Workshop

(3 credit hours, satisfies Minor track requirement)

Instructor: Silicon Valley-based faculty

The venturing workshop will take advantage of the resources of the Bay Area to give students a unique combination of experiential learning opportunities. The content of the course will include at least seven site visits to innovative companies or enterprises in the Bay Area and a series of speakers, all of whom will bring real-world expertise to the classroom. The course will meet weekly for 3.5 hours.

HNRS 350: The Silicon Valley Experience

(3 credit hours)

Instructor: Silicon Valley-based faculty

Students will study design thinking and understand the ingredients that made Silicon Valley a center for innovation.

HNRS 393: Practicum in Entrepreneurship (Internship)

(6 credit hours, satisfies Minor Internship and Practicum requirements)

Instructor: Jed Simmons (online)

The internship is central to the curriculum of the Minor in Entrepreneurship. Students in the Burch seminar will work in their internships 30 hours per week for 12 weeks. Local coaches will assist students in networking and maximizing their internships.