Master of Science in Foresight
This degree plan is an inter-disciplinary, high-tech program that prepares strategic fore-sight professionals for careers in long-term forecasting and planning. Foresight uses a wide range of theoretical and practical models to examine the sources, patterns and causes of change and stability in order to map probable, plausible and preferable futures.
The following is a list of courses required of all students pursuing the Master of Science in Foresight. Please note this document is accurate for those who enrolled during the Spring 2011 semester. For a complete description of these courses, visit the University of Houston Graduate Catalog.
Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Foresight
Required Courses: 24 hours semester hours
- HRD 6300 - Quantitative and Statistical Methods for Human Resources Development
- HDCS 6331 - Advanced Strategies for Futures Planning in Consumer Sciences and Retailing
- HDCS 6332 - Consumer Issues and Futures Applications
- FORE 6311 - Introduction to Foresight
- FORE 6319 - Proseminar in Foresight
- FORE 6351 - Futures Research
- TECH 6353 - Scenarios and Visions
- FORE 6371 - World Futures
Domain Courses: Choose nine (9) semester hours:
- HDCS 6333 - Systems Applications or HDCS 6334 - E-Tailing Systems
- MARK 6361 - Marketing Administration
- MARK 7368 - Integrated Marketing Communications
- MARK 7374 - New Product Development
- MARK 7393 - Practical Marketing Analysis
Research Option: Choose three (3) semester hours:
- FORE 6395 - Master's Project in Foresight
- FORE 6396 - Internship in Foresight
- FORE 6399 - Master's Thesis in Foresight
All students must receive advising from a Foresight faculty member before filing the degree plan. Contact Andrew Hines for advising.