Women in Business Course
(For additional information, contact Dr. Ragina Copeland, professor of English, 304-424-8334.)
The role of women in the local workplace will be explored in a new course being offered this fall by West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
GBUS 397 - Women in Business will cover women’s roles in business careers with a particular emphasis on local businesswomen, noted Ragina Copeland, professor of English, who will teach the semester-long course.
"Students will learn to recognize stereotypical beliefs and behavior and develop a respect for similarities among gender in today’s business world," Mrs. Copeland said.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to understand and have an appreciation for women in all levels of the workplace; begin necessary steps for beginning one’s own business; communicate effectively, both in verbal and written form; create and implement plans for a successful business; develop and monitor a budget plan, and recognize and analyze gender issues.
Mrs. Copeland has an extensive background as a female manager.
"The class will provide real-life examples and specific advice for women along with step-by-step guidance and techniques for success in the workplace without compromising femininity and integrity," Mrs. Copeland noted.
The three credit-hour special topics class will meet from 7-9:45 p.m., on Thursdays, beginning August 24. The course will include information and statistics relating to labor issues and women.
To be eligible for the course, students must have completed GBUS 111, Introduction to Business; ENGL 111, Composition 1, and ENGL 112, Composition 2 or have the consent of the instructor.
Registration for the fall semester is open through August 25. Additional information is available by contacting the Admissions Office at 424-8220.
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