Jesuit Business in Las Vegas: the Creighton College of Business Las Vegas/L.A. Travel course
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Description: Business is not a singular institution, but is the dynamic multifaceted conglomeration of multiple interests pursuing profit through product or service distribution.In its wake, 'business' has a profound impact on the ways we think the goals we pursue, the 'norms' we consider normal, and also helps direct our interests and so, inadvertently, directs us away from particular values, goals and interests.Insofar as business does this, business helps construct our culture and our lives. This 3 credit course in May will explore the ways in which hyperrealities (realities created through media/marketing or other technology) have become a regular part of our world through the internet, cellular phone, artificial values of marketing culture, and unnatural cities like Las Vegas and Los Angeles.We will thoughtfully reflect philosophically on these events in society, and this will help us to reflect on those issues as we encounter the hyperreal cities of Las Vegas and Los Angeles, as well as experiencing the desert, devoid of hyperreal constructions.Our time will be spent alternately between the Las Vegas Strip, Joshua Tree National Park, Los Angeles, and the Mohave Desert.