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Global Liberal Arts Alliance

Course Possibilities for 2017-18

The faculty members teaching the courses listed below would like to offer their course as a Globally Connected Course in the 2017-18 academic year and are looking for a course partner from an Alliance institution. If you are interested, please contact the instructor to explore the possibility. Please see the Global Course Connections page for information on how to submit a proposal Ito offer a Globally Connected Course.

If you would like to have a course you teach included in the list below, please complete the Course Description Google Form.

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Courses for Fall 2017

ARAB 101: Basic Arabic, fall 2017
Dauda Bello, dauda.bello@aun.edu.ng, joladunni@aun.edu.ng, American University of Nigeria
The course introduced participants to the four basic skills of listening (understanding), speaking, reading and writing in Arabic. The course offers learners the opportunity to learn and practice the 4 basic skills in real life situations and domains of language use such as in the home, at school, in the office, in the market place, etc. [Expected enrollment: 15-20]

Mus 102. World Music, fall 2017
Dr. James K. Makubuya, makubuya@wabash.edu, Wabash College
An introduction to the various world musical cultures and practices found outside the Western Classical Art tradition. The course gives an overview of music genres, instrumental types and resources, forms, and styles that originate from selected world music traditions in sub-Saharan Africa, Arabic Africa, Middle East, Near East, North America, South/Latin America, and the Caribbean region. Musical practices are studied in terms of structure, performance, aesthetic values, cross-cultural contacts, contextual function, and significance. Coursework includes weekly reading and listening assignments, musical demonstrations, and hands-on experience, as well as the acquisition and development of listening skills. It is open to all [Expected enrollment: 22]

AUN 101 - First Year Experience, fall 2017
Reginald Braggs, Jelena Zivkovic, reg.braggs@aun.edu.ng; jelena.zivkovic@aun.edu.ng, American University of Nigeria, fall 2017
This course prepares student for academic rigor. It helps students to transition from highschool to college/university. AUN 101 introduces the Amercian style of education and standard. AUN 101 offers study skills and other habits to survive the first year. [Expected enrollment: 25-30]

PHI 201: Comparative Religions: Islam and Christianity, fall 2018
Dauda Bello, dauda.bello@aun.edu.ng, joladunni@aun.edu.ng, American University of Nigeria
This course provides a comparative study of two of the world's religions, their foundations, their development, and their influence. Prerequisite: None. [Expected enrollment: 20-30]

ARTS 321 Digital Photography, fall 2017
Marcella Hackbardt, hackbardtm@kenyon.edu, Kenyon College, fall 2017
This course will include fundamental digital photography skills, such as image editing, creative camera work, and color digital printing. Through readings and discussions, students will be introduced to different ways of conceptualizing photography and the digitization of photographs. Examining the impact of digital technologies on the photographic image deals with many cultural issues, including representation and imagination, politics of visuality, history and identity, human and social preoccupations with memory. [Expected enrollment: 15]

ENGL 101 Basic Writing Skills, fall 2017
FAHAD AFTAB, fahadaftab@fccollege.edu.pk, FORMAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
In this course, students will acquire the English language skills needed to write multi-paragraph compositions, with an emphasis on argumentation. This step-wise process will involve critical reading of the provided selections, summarizing, paraphrasing, paragraph writing (narrative, descriptive, expository and argumentative), and finally composing an organized (argumentative) essay. Grammatical skills will be developed through formal instruction and peer/group editing. [Expected enrollment: 25]

ANSO 103 Introduction to Society and Cualture, fall 2017
Adriana Garriga-Lopez, agarriga@kzoo.edu, Kalamazoo College
This course serves as our departmental introductory class and introduces students to basic theory on society and culture. Instead of a canonical approach to Anthropology and Sociology, this course takes a thematic approach, using texts that center on dance in the Caribbean to explore the history of anthropology in the region, as well as integrating diverse materials on music and dance from Latin America and around the world. Students benefit from a direct exposure to cultural materials and are given the opportunity to learn hands on how to conduct analysis of cultural materials such as music and dance videos, observed performances, and even their own participation in dances. I use performance art, theater, and dance exercises in class to get students thinking in an embodied way about all the cultural and social information embedded in dance cultures. [Expected enrollment: 30]

GGLO 234 Global Citizenship, fall 2017
Jibreel Speight, jspeight@effatuniversity.edu.sa, Effat University
The course will explore the main theories and key concepts that shape the discourse of global citizenship. The course will also examine its history and reflect on the meanings of key concepts and challenges of global citizenship. [Expected enrollment: There will be multiple sections each with about 25 students.]

FS101 Plato's Republic, fall 2017
Eric Palmer, epalmer@allegheny.edu, Allegheny College
A study of Plato's Republic and complementary texts including Shakespeare's Coriolanus, as well as philosophy and political theory of the past half-century. The texts provide the springboard for discussions that consider the nature of knowledge, education, just political organization, good government, tyranny and many other topics. The course foremost concerns itself with reading all of Plato's text, with especial attention to its political aspect. In past, this course has focused upon "the noble lie" as it applied to American political ideals beginning with Leo Strauss and his students, who played major roles in American neo-conservatism. For this round, the focus is likely instead to be upon authoritarianism and rulers who lack respect for democratic institutions and balance of power among executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. [Expected enrollment: 16]

Arts 203: Sculpture and Contemporary Ritual, fall 2017
Sandra Eula Lee, leese@kenyon.edu, Kenyon College
Rituals are culture. They are actions, practices or behaviors that provide shape, structure, and meaning in our lives. In this intermediate sculpture course we will explore topics such as personal rituals, daily routines, symbolic objects, garments, ceremonies, and institutions. Rituals link us to collective and individual identities past and present.
Through hands-on studio work, we will look critically at the objects, behaviors, and performances that result in our societal and personal rituals. Each project will be introduced by visual presentations of current approaches in contemporary sculpture and design across cultures. Readings, videos, and group discussions will encourage you to consider and examine the rituals that shape their daily lives. A variety of traditional and non-traditional material methods will be presented, including but not limited to: softsculpture, welding, woodworking, plaster, casting processes, acrylic construction, found objects/materials, and video projections. Emphasis will be placed on communicating ideas and constructing meaning through the materials and processes students choose to employ. The power of making will be discussed in relation to issues of scale and the body. Individual reflective blogs, group critiques, and instructor feedback are included in the course structure. [Expected enrollment: 10]

Psychology 480: Food and Hunger in Society, fall 2017
Elizabeth Weiss Ozorak, eozorak@allegheny.edu, Allegheny College
In this course, we will explore the tangled web of emotional and cultural influences that play into food preferences and choices - including the choice not to eat - and how they are reflected in the broader political issues of food and hunger. We will use a wide variety of texts and some community site visits to get the richest possible sense of how people in the 21st century engage with food, in our own country and others. [Expected enrollment: 20]

PSYC 150: Intro to Research Methods, fall 2017
Sarah Murnen, murnen@kenyon.edu, Kenyon College
In this course students will learn the basics of research in psychology. Students will participate in research projects while learning about issues of reliability and validity in psychological research, as well as ethical issues associated with psychological research. Students will learn how to write laboratory reports in the style of the American Psychological Association. For Fall '17 we will conduct two in-class studies -one an experiment and one a correlational study on the topic of eudaimonic well-being. A global connection would allow us to collect data from two different groups of students and compare. [Expected enrollment: 2 sections 15 students each = 30]

PSYC 362: Research Methods in Psychology, fall 2017
Saddiga J. AlGhalib, salghalib@effatuniversity.edu.sa, Effat University
This course is an introduction to the principles of the scientific method and the research designs and techniques used in psychology. It is a hands-on approach to data collection and to enhance your critical thinking skills regarding empirical research. It also seeks to familiarize the students with current research in psychology and to strengthen their writing skills [Expected enrollment: 15]

Psychology 376: Health Psychology, fall 2017
Beth Mechlin, mechlbe@earlham.edu, Earlham College
This course is an introduction to health psychology, which explores connections between physiology, behavior, and health. Specifically this course will examine systems of the body, health behaviors, stress and coping, pain, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic illnesses. [Expected enrollment: 15]

Psychology 245: Research Methods and Statistics, fall 2017
Beth Mechlin, mechlbe@earlham.edu, Earlham College
This course serves as an introduction to experimental design and the analysis of research data in psychology. Topics include methods for observing, measuring and describing behavior, generating and interpreting graphs, distributions both normal and non-normal, descriptive statistics, correlation and inferential statistics. Students will learn to use the statistical software SPSS in data description and analysis. Students who complete the course should not only be able to design a research project, but select the appropriate analysis for that project, carry it out, interpret it and communicate the results clearly to others. [Expected enrollment: 30]

COMM 280 - Quantitative research methods in communication, fall 2017
Jayson L. Dibble, dibble@hope.edu, Hope College
This course offers an overview of the social-scientific process of research design as used in the field of communication. Students become more competent consumers of research in general, and they also become at least conversant in the processes of designing research, gathering data, analyzing those data, communicating results orally and in writing, and doing all of the above in an ethical manner. Most students are second-year college students (i.e., sophomores). [Expected enrollment: 15-20]

DANC 227 The Choreographer I, fall 2017
Balinda Craig-Quijada, craigquijada@kenyon.edu,Kenyon College
The theory and practice of making dances is the focus of the choreographer. The fundamentals of composing both solo and group works are presented through the exploration of dance dynamics, improvisation and movement problem-solving. Work will include movement studies, presentations, readings and discussions. Group preparation time outside of class for movement studies is required. Prerequisite: DANC 105 (or concurrent enrollment in DANC 105) or permission of instructor. [Expected enrollment: 8 - 10]

French 441 The Francophone Experience: French-Speaking Africa and Caribbean, fall 2017
Brigitte Hamon-Porter, hamon@hope.edu, Hope College
In this seminar, we read the classics by Oyono, Laye, Fanon, Cesaire, Ba, Bey and Conde. While examining our literary texts, we will also discuss events of the last thirty years and focus on the main issues facing these countries or regions of the world. We use movies, documentaries and music to complement our readings. [Expected enrollment: 7 to 10]

French 341 Introduction to French Society and Culture, fall 2017
Brigitte Hamon-Porter, hamon@hope.edu, Hope College
This introductory course gives students an overview of French culture, society and history since the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Some of the themes studied include the prehistoric settlements in the South-West of France, the castles of the Loire Valley, the court at Versailles, the French Revolution and French cinema. We also look at the lives and contributions of extra/ordinary women and men, writers and artists throughout French history. We read a medieval love story and use movies and documentaries to illustrate each historical period. [Expected enrollment: 10 to 15]

SPAN 380, Cultural Productions of the Borderlands, fall 2017
Clara Roman-Odio, romanodioc@kenyon.edu, Kenyon College
This course introduces the Mesoamerican concept of nepantla, the ancient philosophy of dwelling in the existential middle space, to examine the literature and cultural productions of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. An interdisciplinary approach combining history, literary analysis, and visual studies, engages with the emancipated selves that Chicanos produce at the junction of transnational capitalism, colonial expansion, and globalization. Students will examine how Chicanos, empowered by the rich traditions of their indigenous iconographies, expose the failure of these systems that claim to pursue the betterment of all, while actually remaining indifferent to, or ignorant of, the poor of color around the globe. The course will be instructed in English. [Expected enrollment: 15 students]

SPAN356 Migration in Contemporary Hispanic Cinema, fall 2017
Nelson Danilo Leon , leonda@earlham.edu, Earlham College
This course will analyze cinematographic works that depict the experiences of immigrants from the Hispanic world. Through an interdisciplinary approach, we will pay special attention to the ways in which key factors such as race and gender, as social constructions, intersect and shape the immigration experience. This course will provide the students with a much clearer idea on how Spanish speaking immigrants are represented in the "West" and how they have been constructed as problematic "Others". Films will be in Spanish with English subtitles and articles of critical analysis will be available in English. [Expected enrollment: 15]

Math 128: History of Mathematics in the Islamic World, fall 2017
Noah Aydin, aydinn@kenyon.edu, Kenyon College
This course examines an important and interesting part of the history of mathematics, and more generally, the intellectual history of human kind: history of mathematics in the Islamic world. Some of the most fundamental notions in modern mathematics have their roots in this part of the history such as the modern number system, the fields of algebra and trigonometry, the concept of algorithm, foundations of optics and scientific method. These contributions are generally not known, not only in the west but in the Islamic World either. Moreover, there are commonly held misconceptions about the subject. In addition to studying specific contributions of medieval Islamic scholars in the areas of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry in some details, we will also examine the context in which the Islamic science and mathematics flourished, and the role of religion this development. We will discuss the reasons behind the lack of awareness in the subject. We will examine the evidence from recent research that challenges and refutes many of the commonly held misconceptions. The rise of Islamic science and its interactions with other cultures (e.g. Greek, Indian and European Renaissance) tells us much about the larger issues of humanities. Thus, this course has both a substantial mathematical component (~60-65 %) and a significant history and social science component (~35-40%), bringing together three disciplines: Mathematics, History and Religion. It is part of the Islamic Civilization and Cultures program, and fulfills the QR requirement. No prerequisite is needed beyond high school algebra and geometry, but a solid knowledge in algebra and geometry is needed. [Expected enrollment: 15-20]

Mcom 200 Copy Writing, fall 2017
Faiza Rafique, faizarafique@fccollege.edu.pk, Forman Christian College
This course focuses on incorporating different copy writing styles and mechanisms required to write an effective copy for the different mediums like Radio, Television, Public Relations, promotional advertising materials,journalism and the Internet. This course will help students to develop skills needed to evaluate consumers and their indigenous needs and to write effective and persuasive copy for pitching, selling and presenting their ideas. The objectives of this course involves rigorous writing practice in form of copy writing and will help students to learn, prepare, apply and present various writing methods in the most effective manner. [Expected enrollment: 35 students]

GCIV 196 - Community Building and Social Change, fall 2017
Jibreel Speight, jspeight@effatuniversity.edu.sa, Effat University
Community building is the process of developing and sustaining partnerships between citizens and practitioners to bring about social change for the common good in a caring society. Emphasis in the course is given to theories, models, and action principles as well as skill development in community building. Key organizing concepts include leadership, social change, social capital, civil society, democracy, and social justice. Since social change usually emerges from the bottom, through small groups of people working together to improve quality of life in their community, the course trains students to acquire the skills needed to assist vulnerable or disadvantaged populations to develop their communities and, thereby, affect social change. [Expected enrollment: At least 25 students.]

COMJ 160 Introduction to Community and Justice Studies, fall 2017
Eleanor Weisman, eweisman@allegheny.edu, Allegheny College
An introduction to the theories and ethics of social action, with a focus on community service. Theories of social dynamics and ethical systems are explored as a way to understand how social action can be useful to a community as well as the problems that can arise in implementing social action plans. Students participate in a service-learning component, which they reflect upon in writing and discussion, so as to better understand how the theories apply and where they may fall short. Attention is also paid to the ways in which class, race and gender shape the processes and outcomes of social action. [Expected enrollment: 16 to 18]

Courses for Spring 2018

CSCI 225 - Introduction to Software Development, spring 2018
Matthew DeJongh, dejongh@hope.edu, Hope College
An introduction to the techniques and practices of software design and implementation, including top-down design, object-oriented principles, advanced programming concepts, and the use of software development tools. Students will gain substantial experience with the Java programming language. [Expected enrollment: 24]

CSCI 361 - Programming Language Design and Implementation, spring 2018
Matthew DeJongh, dejongh@hope.edu, Hope College
This course provides a study of design and implementation considerations for imperative, object-oriented, functional and declarative programming languages. Students will learn these concepts through hands-on projects building interpreters and compilers for representative languages. Topics include representation of objects and classes, implementation of variable bindings and function calls, lazy evaluation and pattern matching of arguments, and query evaluation. [Expected enrollment: 20]

PSYC 346: Psychology of Women, spring 2018
Sarah Murnen, murnen@kenyon.edu, Kenyon College
Psychological research about women is examined critically in this course. Topics such as gender differences, gender stereotypes, eating disorders, and violence against women will be addressed with particular attention to the effects of sociocultural factors. The class will conduct three projects to apply course reading to the "real world" (e.g., collect and analyze media images) and for these assignments a global connection would be ideal. [Expected enrollment: 25]

AUN 101 - First Year Experience, spring 2018
Reginald Braggs, Jelena Zivkovic, reg.braggs@aun.edu.ng; jelena.zivkovic@aun.edu.ng, American University of Nigeria, spring 2018
This course prepares student for academic rigor. It helps students to transition from highschool to college/university. AUN 101 introduces the Amercian style of education and standard. AUN 101 offers study skills and other habits to survive the first year. [Expected enrollment: 25-30]

ARTS 321 Digital Photography, spring 2018
Marcella Hackbardt, hackbardtm@kenyon.edu, Kenyon College, spring 2018
This course will include fundamental digital photography skills, such as image editing, creative camera work, and color digital printing. Through readings and discussions, students will be introduced to different ways of conceptualizing photography and the digitization of photographs. Examining the impact of digital technologies on the photographic image deals with many cultural issues, including representation and imagination, politics of visuality, history and identity, human and social preoccupations with memory. [Expected enrollment: 15]

GEOG 323: Population Geography, spring 2018
Khadija Shakrullah, khadijashakrullah@fccollege.edu.pk, Forman Christian College(A chartered University, spring 2018
The course is intended to make students understand the major concepts and basic tools of demography; key geographical and historical process of population dynamics such as fertility, mortality and migration; and the socio economic, political and environmental causes and consequences of population dynamics in different world regions and over time period. Further, the course will discuss and analyze the contemporary dynamics of population growth, composition and spatial distribution. [Expected enrollment: 25]

GGLO 234: Global Citizenship, spring 2018
Jibreel Speight, jspeight@effatuniversity.edu.sa, Effat University
The course will explore the main theories and key concepts that shape the discourse of global citizenship. The course will also examine its history and reflect on the meanings of key concepts and challenges of global citizenship. [Expected enrollment: There will be multiple sections each with about 25 students.]

Kinesiology 353: Physiology of Exercise, spring 2018
Tom Ball, tball@depauw.edu, DePauw University
This course investigates how physiological function changes as a result of using exercise to disrupt homeostasis, with an emphasis on the acute responses of various systems to exercise and the bodily adaptations that occur as a result of engaging in regular exercise. Focus in this course will be on homeostasis, energy metabolism, the role of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in supporting energy metabolism, neuromuscular control of movement, and the effects of exercise on health and well-being. In addition, there is a heavy emphasis on the scientific method and use of data to explore and understand concepts investigated. [Expected enrollment: 20]

SOC 495: Health and Medicine, spring 2018
Temple Smith, tdsmith@hope.edu, Hope College
This course in medical sociology focuses on social determinants of health. Social determinants of health as defined by the World health organization are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels. Social determinants of health explore the inequality that produces health inequities - the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries. A potential course partnership might explore systemic economically inequality from a global perspective. [Expected enrollment: 25]

FS 102: Live Well, spring 2018
Elizabeth Weiss Ozorak, eozorak@allegheny.edu, Allegheny College
This course will explore community wellness from both a collective and individual perspective. Topics will include sleep, food and nutrition, exercise, study and learning, play, and social connections. In each case, we will examine popular recommendations for living well and the research (or lack of it) behind them. As one of the first-year seminars on writing and speaking, this course will also focus on improving students' skills in both areas. [Expected enrollment: 18]

HIST 101: History of Islam, spring 2018
Ibra Sene, isene@wooster.edu, The College of Wooster
More than 1400 years since its birth, in the 7th century, in the Arabian Peninsula, Islam is today among the religions that draw the biggest number of followers. Over this period of time, Islam spread around the world. Along the way, it has shaped and has been influenced by a large variety of cultures and environments, hence the inner diversity of the Muslim world today. This course is intended to survey the development of this complex history. We will go from the birthplace of Islam in Arabia to follow its expansion around the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, but also Central, South, and Southeast Asia, Europe, and North America. We will examine the ways in which language, time, space, ethnicity, social situations, and gender, among other factors, have influenced the history of Islam. In the meantime, we will show that the diversity of Muslim societies did not exclude the existence of global networks connecting Muslims around the world, fostering deep commonness across space and time. [Expected enrollment: Capped at 30 students]

Arts 260 Images of Terror: violence in visual culture, spring 2018
Sobia Zaidi, zaidisobia@gmail.com, Forman Christian College
We live in times when violence is part of our daily routine. We are experiencing violence, talking violence, fearing violence, consuming and even producing violence. Unconsciously, while trying to counter violence we are producing more violence and artists are no exception. The debates and talks during the course will be designed around these questions: Has this wave of terror changed our aesthetics? Is it because horror and violence is the only thing that intrigues, thrills and entertains us? How and when violence became such an integral part of our popular visual culture? What is the role of media and artist in curation of violence? In order to answer these questions the course will look at the discourse of violence, art and their interplay. The course will discuss the aesthetics of Intimidation, fear and resistance by going through the examples such as ISIS and Taliban's released videos and images. Hollywood movies like SAW. Media coverage of Bomb blasts, Punjabi films, Political performances and protests around the world after Arab Spring, Wall Street occupation movement, hate graffiti, Military parades etc. Art Projects such as Marina Abramovich's Rhythm 0, Tania Bruguera's Self Sabotage and the post 9/11 media turn and works of Pakistani artist will be discussed in detail. [Expected enrollment: 25]

Phil 310 Global Justice, spring 2018
Eric Palmer, epalmer@allegheny.edu, Allegheny College
Philosophy and political theory: An examination of the difficulties facing the ideals of democracy, international aid and development as global and multicultural movements. We consider the justice of such institutions from the perspectives of international responsibilities of individual, business and nation, and with regard for the demands of local self-determination. Representative authors in philosophy: Onora O'Neill, Thomas Pogge, Iris Marion Young, Martha Nussbaum. Many other authors including politicians (Lee Kuan Yew) economists, political theorists and anti-globalization theorists are included. [Expected enrollment: 20]

Rural Innovation and Entrepreneurship, spring 2018
Dr. Albert Ko, albertko@ln.edu.hk, Lingnan University
Rapid innovation and technological advancement, is commonly associated with business opportunities, new jobs, better healthcare and improved sustainability. However, most technological advancement, including information technology and robotics are only benefiting the world's wealthiest population. The rest are still struggling to gain access to clean water, food, education, health care and other basic human needs. This course will re-examine the impact of technology on environment, society and economy from the perspective of developing countries through experiential learning activities. Students will learn and apply design thinking, robotics, automation, and startup models to develop business plans for tackling major sustainable challenges. (Note: A version of the course will be offered in summer 2018 that is shorter and more intense than the spring version. Lingnan invites GLAA students to come to Lingnan to take this course.) [Expected enrollment: 18-30]

MATH 141: Statistics for Professionals, spring 2018
Mamunur Rashid, mrashid@depauw.edu, DePauw University
MATH 141 is a non-calculus based introduction to statistical methods that requires no prior knowledge of statistics but does assume some high school algebra skills. The purpose of this course is to give students a working knowledge of the ideas and tools of statistical practice. The principal goal of the course is to familiarize students to the fundamentals of statistical reasoning and to the role of statistical methods with applications to diverse fields, such as biology, sociology, economics, and business. Among the topics covered are descriptive statistics, basic probability rules, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for means and proportions, and correlation and regression. [Expected enrollment: 20]

EUR 212: EU POLITICS, spring 2018
Jean F. Crombois, jcrombois@aubg.edu, American University in Bulgaria
The course provides a comprehensive view of EU and the European Integration process. It examines the theories of integration, the EU institutional framework and policies as well as current debates around the integration process. The course constitutes the foundation course for students intending to continue in European studies program. [Expected enrollment: 15]

French 343 Contemporary France, spring 2018
Brigitte Hamon-Porter, hamon@hope.edu, Hope College
Discussion-based course in which we discuss key issues such as the family, women's rights, immigration, education, the health system and France's ties to the European Union. We also gain a deeper understanding of how French society today differs or resembles American society through movies, documentaries, popular music, online news and the autobiography of an Iranian writer Comment peut-on être Français? (2010). This course prepares students for a semester in France and also helps understand the important role France plays in our global world. [Expected enrollment: 10 to 15]

MLL 216 Intermediate French II, spring 2018
Krastanka Bozhinova, kbozhinova@aubg.edu, American University in Bulgaria
This course aims at developing students' proficiency in all areas of language learning. The language structures will focus on discourse and pragmatic characteristics. Students will listen, read, write, and discuss complex topics while being exposed to various aspects of French and francophone culture and society. The method of team project work based on the use of technologies will be applied often, as a part of the "action-oriented approach", recommended by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). [Expected enrollment: 10 to 15]

MLL 301 Modern France: Society, Politics, and Culture, spring 2018
Krastanka Bozhinova, kbozhinova@aubg.edu, American University in Bulgaria
This course introduces students to contemporary concepts in French society, politics, and culture. It brings together students' evolving linguistic skills and their understanding of today's France through exposure to various types of discourses and authentic contexts. The course also considers the role of French as an official and working language in the framework of European and international organizations and introduces students to specific terminology and sources that enhance their research, communication, and language skills. [Expected enrollment: 7 to 10]

ENGL 207 Media and Literature (with a focus on Disability)
Syed Muhammad Saqib and Dr Kamal Ud Din, syedsaqib@fccollege.edu.pk, kamaluddin@fccollege.edu.pk, Forman Christian College, spring 2018
This course is designed to make students more literate and critical about disability and disabled persons. Through an interdisciplinary comparative and historical lens, the course explores the media (TV/cinema) and literature (fiction/drama/poetry) relating to disabilities and disabled persons. This course focuses on conceptual and ideological aspects of disability prevalent in different societies and cultures of the South Asian region and studies how they are looked at and presented in literature and media of respective region, societies and cultures. This course will give a brief overview of disabilities of all kinds with the focus to explore how media productions and literary texts portray people with physical disabilities (any type of physical condition that significantly impacts one or more major life activities). The course will also help students comprehending various stereotypes related to disabilities and disabled persons in the society by evaluating their social relations and their daily life interactions. [Expected enrollment: 20]

SPAN426 Literature and Film of the Spanish Civil War, spring 2018
Nelson Danilo Leon, leonda@earlham.edu, Earlham College
This course explores, describes, and analyzes one of the most important historical and cultural events of the 20th century: the Spanish Civil War. The history of the Spanish Civil War is complex and fascinating. We seek to understand what happened, why it happened and its consequences by employing literary and cinematographic works. While watching the movies or reading the books and articles, please do not only focus on the history of the this war, but also on issues such as social classes, gender, cultural repression and censorship. Films and readings will be available in English and Spanish. [Expected enrollment: 12]

WRI 101 Introduction to Freshmen Composition, spring 2018
Emilienne Idorenyin Akpan, emilienne.akpan@aun.edu.ng, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
This course focuses on developing effective written communication ability, reading and critical thinking skills; and analysis in several major forms of writing.The emphasis in WRI 101 is placed primarily on planning, outlining, writing and revising essays. Stress is placed upon exposition and argumentation; and emphasis is also given to grammar, sentence structure, organization, and diction. [Expected enrollment: 20-24 per class for 7 sections.]

Bio 231: Biology of Microorganisms, spring 2018
Vicki Isola, isola@hope.edu, Hope College
This course is designed for pre-health professional students. A study of selected bacteria, viruses and parasites with an emphasis on host-microbe interactions and microorganisms implicated in human disease. Three 1-hour lectures and two 2-hour laboratories per week. [Expected enrollment: 75]

 

Languages

Language instruction offers an excellent opportunity for a Globally Connected Course. The longest running course connection has been between German courses at the American University in Bulgaria and Denison University. German is not the native language for students on either campus, so they have the same sets of challenges. Since language courses are sequenced, there is also the opportunity for students to have several connected courses together and to get to know each other.

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The Global Liberal Arts Alliance
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103
USA
Voice: +1.734.661.2350
Facsimile: +1.734.661.2349
E-mail: gray@glca.org

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Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

The Great Lakes Colleges Association
535 West William. Suite 301
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

+1.734.661.2350 (voice)
+1.734.661.2349 (fax)