Creativity, Innovation and Change Pathway

Coordinator: Sarah Marsh

Creativity fuels innovation which leads to change. Without one, you can't have the other. You'll be working in a world of constant change, so why not learn about different types of creativity and innovation, how those work within groups or through individuals, and how you can inspire, encourage and use creative thought to be successful in your career?

Work with your advisor to select one course from each category below to earn your Creativity, Innovation and Change Pathway focus (all are three credit courses unless otherwise noted).

Courses in Creativity and Critical Analysis

  • ART 100 - Drawing Foundation I
  • ART 102 - 2-D Foundation
  • ART 103 - 3-D Foundation
  • ARTH 292 - Art and Design since 1900
  • ARTH 340 - Studies in Modern and American Art
  • ARTH 350 - Studies in Contemporary Art
  • FSMD 262 - Design Trends in Western Costume
  • HIST 352 - Popular Culture in Japan
  • HIST 369 - Women in United States History
  • MEE 382 - Design Thinking
  • MGMT 227 - Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Sustainability
  • MGMT 311 - Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 327 - Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
  • MUHL 221 - Introduction to Jazz Music
  • TH-D 222 - Dance and the Fine Arts
  • TH-D 474 - Dance Philosophy and Aesthetics
  • THEA 203 - Introduction to Theatre

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Courses in Nature and Technology

  • ELE 100 - Elements of Electronics
  • ISYE 100 - Fundamentals of Manufacturing Systems
  • ISYE 250 - Introduction to Lean Systems Engineering
  • ISYE 420 - Introduction to Energy Management Systems
  • TECH 294 - Technology and Cultural Relevance
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Courses in Society and Culture

  • ARTE 109 - Strategic Visual Thinking
  • HIST 355 - History of Black American Music
  • IVPA 201 - Creating Art for Others
  • MGMT 417 - Leading and Managing Change
  • SOCI 250 - Contemporary Social Institutions
  • SOCI 354 - Families and Social Change
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Contact Us

Associate Professor Ed Klonoski
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Curriculum
815-753-7037
eklonoski@niu.edu
Donna Smith
Catalog Editor, Curriculum Coordinator
Williston 321
815-753-0126
dsmith@niu.edu