GCC Course Matching

The faculty members teaching the courses listed below would like to offer their course as a Globally Connected Course in the 2020-21 academic year and are looking for a course partner from an Alliance institution. If you are interested, please contact the instructor to explore connecting their course to a course you teach. Visit the Global Course Connections page for information on how to submit a course description and how to submit a connection proposal.

BLST 246-01 Mass Incarceration and Black Carceral Bodies
Terrance Dean, deant@denison.edu, Denison University
This course examines and addresses the disproportionate number of people of color, and a rapidly-growing number of women and/or trans* and gender-nonconforming people who are impacted by mass incarceration and black carcerality. We will grapple with the racial, sexual, economic and political implications raised by mass incarceration in the U.S., focusing on issues of race, gender, and sexuality. Throughout the course, we will reflect on the relevance of different racial and gender methodologies and concepts for critical intervention in a time of mass incarceration. We will also look at carcerality, and how perceptions of black persons are inhibited within their own bodies, and how racial embodiment impedes the ways in which black persons move, perform, and shift, while under the gaze of a policing community and world. [Expected enrollment: 15]

PSYC 210: Development in Infancy and Childhood
Gina Annunziato Dow, dow@denison.edu, Denison University
This course introduces students to the scientific study of human development, from conception up to the start of puberty (service-learning course).
Themes include

  • how biology and environment (both broadly construed) interact in development
  • how development is coherent and predictable, but not “predetermined”
  • the concept of adaptation in development
  • how different domains of development interact with each other over time, and how each of them affect current and future adaptation
  • the empirical basis of developmental science
  • how what we know about development can be applied to contemporary issues and policies affecting children and families

[Expected enrollment: 25]

English 234: Migration Literature
Ernest Cole, colee@hope.edu, Hope College
The course focuses on the literature of migrants in post-independent Africa and Pakistan after the partition. It aims to introduce students to novels, short stories and novella about the Partition and the movement of migrants across the Atlantic. These fictional works record the trauma of this historic moment depicting mass migrations, brutality and psychological trauma of the division but also highlight the exclusion, marginalization, and struggle for integration of migrants in Western societies. These will be selected from authors including Manto, Khushwant Singh, Bapsi Sidhwa, Joginder Paul, Jahanara Shahnawaz, Chimamanda Adichie, Benjamin Kwakye, Mbolo Mbue, NoViolet Bulawayo, and Tayeb Salih. [Expected enrollment: 25]

ANTH240, Special Topics in Race and Ethnicity: States of Incarceration
Jennifer Grubbs, Jgrubbs@antiochcollege.edu, Antioch College
Race and ethnicity are historically and socially constituted categories that shape people’s lived experiences in social, symbolic, and material ways. In this course, we will consider how race and ethnicity are situated within systems of power, in everyday experiences and encounters, and in places/spaces, which are simultaneously local and global historical. Through the lens of incarceration, students will examine the ways that race and ethnicity interface with gender and sexuality; nationality and citizenship; religion; states, institutions, and legal systems; conflict and violence; health; and social movements and resistance strategies. This course will look at the role of prison and punitive legal systems around the world. [Expected enrollment: 15-25]

PRC2000E Service-Learning
Karla Di­az, kdiaz@usfq.edu.ec, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
The service-learning course combines a theoretical learning component about Ecuador’s social reality with an experiential part accomplished through direct service hours with different vulnerable groups of our country. Students will conduct a series of readings, reflections, discussions and various activities to reflect upon their service experience. The topics included in this class are: strengths perspective, human groups and their developmental stage, poverty, education, health, human rights, discrimination and gender. Students will have opportunities to develop their leadership skills, problem solving skills and civic awareness. [Expected enrollment: 25]

COOP 390-Coop Field Experience
Richard Kraince, rkraince@antiochcollege.edu, Antioch College
The Co-op Field Experience course is based on best practices in experiential and participatory education as it integrates the fieldwork component of a cooperative education experience with intentional forms of reflection. The course balances real-world engagement with reflection as a central component of integrative learning that is carried out by cultivating the habits of thinking, writing, and engaging in forms of creative expression while immersed in serious experiential activity. Students are encouraged to make meaning of their experiences in order to broaden knowledge of self and others. As a vehicle for reaching these goals, students produce a Fieldbook that contains documentation of their field experiences as they are led to participate in dialogue, engage regularly in the practice of reflection, and develop a sense of inquiry within their field. [Expected enrollment: 8 to 12]

Lit 2303, Literatura Oral
Antonia Carcelen-Estrada, acarcelen@usfq.edu.ec, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
This course explores how indigenous memory passes down from one generation to another by means of orality to contest a national memory of the past that is exclusive and violent. While history advances meanings and practices central to the colonial matrix of power, people “without history” contest such cultural hegemony by proposing alternative meanings and practices with the hope of redefining social power in and through their own textual and artistic practices. Encoding knowledge against the grain of the imposition of a national (white or mestizo) cultural hegemony requires an appropriation of the public sphere and a reorganization of collective memory through a performance that can transmit memory otherwise. [Expected enrollment: 25]

SEMR 4038: Perceptions and Reflections from the Global South
Mohamed Fahmy Menza, mifahmy@aucegypt.edu, American University in Cairo
This videoconference dialogue course aims at offering a comparative view of and a fresh perspective on the “Global South”. The course shall use an interdisciplinary approach to explore the social, economic, political and cultural contexts of some of the countries/ regions that constitute what is known today as the “Global South” in an attempt to outline the commonalities as well as the differences that exist within this global conglomerate of nation-states. In this light, AUC will be holding videoconferences with various partner-universities and institutions in order for the class to share perspectives and first-hand experiences relating to the themes and topics of discussion with the partners. Specific readings will be assigned by AUC and the partnering universities to have a general introduction to the countries that will be studied and a specific background on the linkage these countries/geographical areas have with the Global South as an economic and a political amalgam. This is an interdisciplinary course that can be relevant to students from different backgrounds and disciplines, especially those that have an interest in contemporary development issues. [Expected enrollment: 15]

Lit 3080: Disability and Society
Sara Newman, sjnewman@usfq.edu.ec, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Since the earliest records of human cultures, our species has judged its members in terms of our bodies, contrasting normal and healthy ones with those abnormal and deviant. Humans are still fascinated by what we consider grotesque or freakish. This course takes an interdisciplinary, topical approach to disability as we consider the roles language plays in representing and applying knowledge about the body. We will examine the relationships among health, disability, medicine, and society from various perspectives. Our goal is to better understand how perceptions of disability reflect social values, and to identify and interpret some of those values in context. [Expected enrollment: 25]

Span 341: Introduction to Literature
Tato Gyulamiryan, gyulamiryan@hope.edu, Hope College
Introduction to Literature bears the objective of introducing the literary production of the Hispanic World. Chosen readings represent all historical periods of Spain and Latin America and introduce the literary genres of poetry, prose, and drama. Students explore different ways of approaching literary texts critically and analyzing them in the cultural, sociopolitical, and historical contexts in which they were written. All readings, assignments, and discussions are in Spanish [Expected enrollment: 15]

101 Writing and Communication
Adeel Khalid, adeelkhalid@fccollege.edu.pk, Forman Christian College
The first course in the Writing and Communication Program asks students to choose and work through a current controversy in Pakistan or the world. Along the way, students will learn the basics of academic writing, from constructing an argument to fashioning a paragraph to analyzing opposing arguments in a short essay. Students will also learn how to listen for main ideas, what makes up a good speech, and how to present their papers. [Expected enrollment: 25]

102 Writing and Communication
Adeel Khalid, adeelkhalid@fccollege.edu.pk, Forman Christian College
The Writing and Communication Program, students will build on what they learned in the first course while learning how to research and incorporate academic sources. In the first of two major papers and presentations, students will analyze and report the history and status quo of a current controversy in Pakistan or the world. The second paper and presentation build on the first with the addition of the student’s view on and possible solution for the controversy. For the second major presentation students will analyze their audience beforehand in order to craft and deliver a maximally persuasive speech in the PechaKucha style. [Expected enrollment: 25]

Sociology 2101 – Introduction to Sociology
Cheryl Martens, chermartens@yahoo.com, USFQ
This introductory Sociology course seeks to make the student understand the importance of Sociology for the analysis of the phenomena of society, from the simplest to the most complex. The course will emphasize the most important concepts and theories of sociology, study classical and contemporary authors and focus on the understanding of current social problems, such as issues as migration and gender issues, with examples selected by the student and the teacher. Throughout the course we will study how the founders of sociology observed the social world and offered interpretations to answer those questions. The answers offered by the first sociologists have become paradigms of the theory and have influenced sociological thinking until today. With specific examples of current social phenomena and of interest to students, we will land the theories learned by examining case studies. [Expected enrollment: 25]

MLL 255 Intermediate Spanish: Perspectives on Spanish-Speaking Cultures
Lucía López Vázquez, lvazquez@aubg.edu, American University in Bulgaria
The course offers a contemporary, interactive, and interdisciplinary approach at the intermediate level to the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. It introduces students to the analysis of topics such as education, family values, traditions, work ethic, urban life, multicultural society, migration, consumption of resources, politics, identity, stereotypes, and cultural heritage, as well as notions relevant for intercultural communication, such as politeness and formality of interactions. Aiming to promote an in-depth cross-cultural understanding, the course exposes students to a large variety of print and electronic media, film, music, literature, and other forms of Hispanic cultural expression. Students perform individual reflection tasks and work in small teams and other collaborative formats that allow them to consolidate and expand their understanding and their writing and speaking skills, as well as to refine their grammatical and lexical competence in a culturally rich context. [Expected enrollment: 10]

GEOG. 133 Geographical Profile of Pakistan,
Hafsah Batool, hafsahbatool@fccollege.edu.pk, Forman Christian College
The main objective of the course is to acquaint the participating students with geographical profile of Pakistan. Familiarize students with Geographical Profile of Pakistan with emphasis on human (Water treaties with India for the irrigation purpose on the 5 rivers flowing in Pakistan) , natural (Climatic zones of Pakistan, as the experience of variety of climatic conditions due to the numerous physical features covering the area) and material resource patterns. [Expected enrollment: 30]

MAT1202 Calculus 2
Eduardo Alba , ealba@usfq.edu.ec, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
This course covers the core ideas of single-variable Integral Calculus with emphases on conceptual understanding and applications. The course is ideal for students beginning in the engineering, physical, and social sciences. The topics are: definite integrals and areas, the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus, substitution, integration by parts, other methods of integration, numerical techniques, computation of volumes, arc length, average of a function, applications, infinite series, and Taylor series. The Global Connection will allow carrying out several projects in mixed groups of students of both universities, and presenting them through videos or videoconferences. [Expected enrollment: 25-30]

CHEM 473: Surface and Solid State Chemistry
Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh, akhyarfarrukh@fccollege.edu.pk, Forman Christian College
The Course Contents include Surface Chemistry and Crystal Structures of solids

Learning Goals
At the end of this course students will be able to have knowledge about:
– Adsorption-Desorption and Absorption processes
– Adsorption isotherms
– Surface Reactions
– Crystal structure of solids and crystallite size
– Symmetry elements and operations/Points groups
[Expected enrollment: 20]

MLL 216 Intermediate French Conversation and Composition
Krastanka Bozhinova, kbozhinova@aubg.edu, American University in Bulgaria
This course emphasizes oral and written expression in the French language, grammar skills, and expansion of vocabulary to increase communicative fluency and accuracy at the intermediate level. It provides students with the opportunity to improve their speaking proficiency in a variety of contexts through class discussions, group conversations, and individual oral presentations. Students also develop their written expression based on authentic French texts, selected to illustrate styles and levels of contemporary written French. The language practice is reinforced through publications and communication on French social media and/or with partner classes from French-speaking countries, the USA, etc. This course also provides continued reading and listening practice, reflection on other cultures, as well as the development of effective language learning strategies. [Expected enrollment: 15-18]

EUR 212: EU Politics
Jean Crombois, jcrombois@aubg.edu , American University in Bulgaria
This course is an introduction to the structures, policies and current political issues related to European integration. More specifically, the course deals with the institutional and political context in which the European Union operates, including its relationship with other international actors. It discusses the extent to which the EU is increasingly shaping not only its member states’ domestic politics but state structures as well. The course will draw from the existing theories of integration as well as on selected key concepts of comparative politics. Prerequisite: POS 101 or EUR 111. Gen. Ed.: Social and Cultural Analysis. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered every semester [Expected enrollment: 15]

PSY402 Advanced Topics in Psychology: Disability, Adaptation and Participation
Felix Diaz, fdiaz@aubg.edu, American University in Bulgaria
This course approaches physical, intellectual, sensorial and communication disability from a social model perspective. We will examine the environmental, cultural, and interactional adaptations available in the life of persons with disability and explore their options in their particular constraints. Each student will focus on a real life case using qualitative research techniques (interviewing, participatory observation and/or conversation analysis). The Global Connection will allow to exchange reflections and develop comparative analyses on different social environments for disability across different cultures and health provision systems. The course will be assessed on the basis of writing assignments and a presentation in class. [Expected enrollment: 20]

COOP 390-Field Coop Experience,
Richard Kraince, rkraince@antiochcollege.edu, Antioch College
The Co-op Field Experience course is based on best practices in experiential and participatory education as it integrates the fieldwork component of a cooperative education experience with intentional forms of reflection. The course balances real-world engagement with reflection as a central component of integrative learning that is carried out by cultivating the habits of thinking, writing, and engaging in forms of creative expression while immersed in serious experiential activity. Students are encouraged to make meaning of their experiences in order to broaden knowledge of self and others. As a vehicle for reaching these goals, students produce a Fieldbook that contains documentation of their field experiences as they are led to participate in dialogue, engage regularly in the practice of reflection, and develop a sense of inquiry within their field. [Expected enrollment: 8 to 12]

ECN 355-Political Economy of Capitalism and Inequality
Dr. Poulomi Dasgupta, pdasgupta@fus.edu, Franklin University Switzerland
An in-depth survey and examination of theories in political economy. Specifically, investigating the structure of modern economy in the context of an increasingly sophisticated globalized world. Some of the topics that will be considered in this course are economic inequality, gender inequality, the relationship of the economic sphere to the ecology, changing role of international trade and political economy of poverty and uneven development. [Expected enrollment: 7 to 10]

MLL 357 Topics in Spanish Language and Hispanic Literature and Film
Lucía López Vázquez, lvazquez@aubg.edu, American University in Bulgaria
This course centers on advanced study of particular aspects of the Spanish language, Hispanic literature, and film. It may focus on a study of a literary movement or period (such as magic realism or avant-garde), a specific genre (such as short stories, greguerías, tales or graphic novels); a theme (such as identity, travel, migrations, social changes, or representations of the city), a famous author (such as Federico Garcia Lorca, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, or Juan Jose Millas), or a famous film director (Pedro Almodovar, Benicio del Toro, or Juan Jose Campanella). [Expected enrollment: 8]

ARTS-243/LACS-200 Mixed Media Sculpture: Structures of Survival
Micaela Vivero, viverom@denison.edu, Denison University
This cross listed course between Studio Art and Latin American and Caribbean Studies will focus on exploring, through the production of sculptures in a variety of materials, relationships between art and the world. We will be studying and responding to the “informal city,” or spontaneous urban settlements, specifically in the case of Latin America, through the production of sculptures in a variety of materials. [Expected enrollment: 18]

CHEM 542: Advanced Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds
Dr. Dildar Ahmed, dildarahmed@fccollege.edu.pk, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)
1D proton and C-13 NMR; chemical shifts, spin-spin couplings, NOE, DEPT and structure elucidation; basic concepts of 2D NMR, homo- and hetero-nuclear correlation spectroscopic techniques; electron impact and chemical ionization, field ionization, field desorption, HRMS; fast atom bombardment (FAB), plasma desorption, thermospray, electrospray mass spectra; fragmentation pattern of common functional groups; structure elucidation using mass spectrometry and other spectroscopic techniques. [Expected enrollment: 35]

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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