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John Godek
B CUSP 107
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core I: Individuals and Society

Through collaborative and interdisciplinary learning, students develop a knowledge base, skills, habits of inquiry, and imaginative vision. Focuses on individuals, society. Offered: A.

Class description

Why do some people continually make brilliant decisions while others commit one blunder after another? Do they understand their situation better? Are they just smarter? Is it just plain luck? The correct answer is none of the above. The real key is how decision makers manage their decision processes. Exploring scholarship from psychology, economics, statistics, strategy, medicine, and other fields, this course examines and explains the fundamental nature of decision problems, highlighting ten specific decision issues crucial to managing the decision-making process—and ultimately better decisions.

Student learning goals

Understand decision making processes, what factors bias them, and how to improve them in both personal and organizational contexts.

General method of instruction

Discussion and group interactions and work.

Recommended preparation

The desire to learn to be a better decision maker.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by John Godek
Date: 07/08/2013