Course Matching – Spring 2023

The faculty members teaching the courses listed below would like to offer their course as a Globally Connected Course in spring of the 2022-23 academic year and are looking for a course partner from an Alliance institution. The courses are organized roughly by academic division, but some of the richest course connections are cross-disciplinary, so you are strongly encouraged to search broadly.

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.

NUTR 200.3 – Food, Culture, and Society
Christopher Fink, [email protected], Ohio Wesleyan University
In this course, students will explore contemporary food related issues through a cultural lens, organized by economic, geographic, and sociocultural boundaries. Students will examine the historical and modern development of foodways in various cultural settings, and how food habits function beyond providing calories and sustenance. There will be an important focus on disparities in food access and concomitant health and social challenges, and the global political factors that result in these disparities, as well as the crosscultural exchange of dietary practices, beliefs, & foods between the United States & countries throughout the world. The class is structured around experiential learning that engages cultural beliefs and practices of food production, preparation, and consumption. [Expected enrollment: 20]

SOAN 300 Global Inequality and Justice
Paul Dean, [email protected], Ohio Wesleyan University
Globalization is dramatically changing the world around us, and in the process, creating vast inequalities of wealth and power. In this course, we will explore these inequalities across countries and regions of the world, and how global structures and processes shape dynamics of inequality within the US, Ohio, and elsewhere. We will examine how inequalities intersect across class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality through case studies on migration. This focus on migration will reveal how the US and Ohio are bound up within interconnected flows and networks of people, goods, and profits. We will partner with a local NGO, the Immigrant Worker Project (IWP), to examine the real life stories and experiences of migrant agricultural workers within Ohio, and their connections to their communities in originating countries. Students will work with IWP to conduct research for their clients (undocumented immigrants in Ohio) to represent them in immigration court as they seek asylum in the US. If connected with a GLAA partner institution, I would be interested to have my students learn about migration processes and tensions within the partner’s nation/region. [Expected enrollment: 15-20]

HIST 214 Community-Based Learning & Research Practicum
Tania Boster, [email protected], Oberlin College
Learning the history of a place as recounted by members of a community helps us understand and act in the present. This course introduces students to community-based learning & research with a focus on oral history. Students will establish historical context and methodological familiarity through readings and discussions with community historians and visits to local organizations. Oral history methods will be applied through interviews in partnership with Oberlin Heritage Center’s “Oberlin Oral History Project.” Students will also conduct archival research and produce a digital humanities exhibit. [Expected enrollment: 15-20]

COMM330 Organizational Communication
Lauren Hearit, [email protected], Hope College
This course initially focuses on theories of organizations, including classical theories, humanistic theories, systems theory, cultural theories and critical theories. The second half of the course focuses on the challenges and misunderstandings that face organizations, including cross-cultural communication, global teams, leadership, crises, and technology, and how communication theory helps us explain and plan for them. [Expected enrollment: 50]

JMC200 Visual Communication
Kiril Kirkov, [email protected], American University in Bulgaria
This course is an introduction to the world of communication through images, words, and graphics. The course will survey examples from the ancient world to the present and help students develop a vocabulary for discussion of visual works. Major trends and styles will be reviewed within a historical and theoretical framework. Students will study the development of visual systems and technologies, analyze the use and effectiveness of messages with images and words, and present on a related topics of their choosing. [Expected enrollment: 25]

255: Sex, Gender, Culture
Jennifer Grubbs, [email protected], Antioch College
This course will provide an introduction to the anthropology and critical theory of sex, sexualities, and genders from a global perspective. We will use case studies and literary representations from around the world to explore how ideology shapes the construction of sex, sexuality, and gender, and how these constructions reproduce social hierarchy and power. In ethnographic, ethnohistorical and contemporary globalizing contexts, we will look at sex and gender beyond a dualistic system; physical & cultural reproductions; global normative sexualities; and sex- & gender-based violence & power. [Expected enrollment: 15]

PO4025 Terrorism & Political Violence
Emmanuel Skoulas, [email protected], The American College of Greece (Deree)
Students are taught the key concepts of terrorism and political violence. An emphasis is given to the nature and psychology of modern terrorist networks and methods. Emphasis is placed on the various methods of financing such as fundraising, state sponsorship, charitable contributions, extortion, and criminal activities. Finally, students will dissect the major U.S. and European national security policies designed to combat terrorism and violence, and discuss their effectiveness. [Expected enrollment: 25]

HHK 347 – Special Topics in Qualitative Inquiry
Christopher Fink, [email protected], Ohio Wesleyan University
The course is focused on developing qualitative, oral history research skills aimed at contextualizing, collecting, and elevating stories and experiences of food procurement, preparation, consumption, and purchasing in BIPOC and immigrant populations in the local community. This course will focus on utilizing qualitative oral history research methods to better understand this relationship with food environments and practices. The focus on qualitative research necessitates that we examine the nature of knowledge and research, where qualitative research fits into a range of knowledge acquisition methods, and how we interpret the data evoked through the qualitative research process. The course project will involve each student in the course taking on a range of roles, and following the collection and analysis of these data, a final digital document and presentation will be developed and shared with the campus and community. Students will develop both research-oriented and public-facing reports based on their work in the course. [Expected enrollment: 16]

PSY402 Advanced Topics in Psychology: Disability, Adaptation and Participation
Felix Diaz, [email protected], 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: 25]

PS40XX Internship in Psychology
Tinia Apergi, [email protected], The American College of Greece
Development and application of career readiness skills by undertaking a placement in a relevant collaborating setting in selected business, not-for-profit, scientific or community organisations. The module provides senior psychology students with a series of coordinated class-based learning experiences and direct field experiences, to develop skills needed for professional employment or continuation of training at a graduate level. The module will also enable students to increase their professional ethical awareness. [Expected enrollment: 20]

PSI-2101 Development: Child and Adolescent
Nascira Ramia, [email protected], Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
This course studies the psychological and developmental processes of the life cycle of the human being from conception to adolescence. The course explores the physical aspects in relation to the psychological experience, cognitive changes and social processes that occur in these stages of human development. The objective of this understanding is to put into context the intra and interpersonal functioning of individuals at different moments of life. This course is aimed at students who are beginning their studies in psychology, allowing them to put into context the basis of behaviors and mental mechanisms. [Expected enrollment: 25]

PS1001 PSYCHOLOGY AS A SOCIAL SCIENCE
Mari Janikian , [email protected], The American College of Greece
Overview of the discipline of psychology as a social science. Topics include a historical trajectory of how scientific and clinical psychology emerged; research methods used in Psychology; human development; personality types; theories of intelligence; theories of social behavior; relationship between stress and health; psychological disorders and treatment. This course offers students an introduction to theories and experimental evidence with regards to psycho-social roots of behavior. Seminal studies in the field along with methodological issues related to the study of human development, social behavior psychopathology are explored in this course. As a result of taking this course, students should be able to: 1. Compare and contrast diverging theoretical perspectives in psychology as well as identify the different subfields of psychology. 2. Identify the stages of psychological research, distinguish between various methods, and describe the ethical principles used when conducting research in psychology. 3. Demonstrate awareness of major theories concepts and studies related to social psychology. 4. Demonstrate knowledge of major theories concepts and studies related to the fields of human development, personality, intelligence, abnormal behavior, treatment and stress and health. [Expected enrollment: 20]

PS4848 Forensic Psychology
Tinia Apergi, [email protected], The American College of Greece
A systematic examination of the applications of psychology to legal issues including criminal profiling, insanity defence, competency to stand trial, commitment to and release from mental institutions, jury selection, eyewitness testimony, expert witness testimony as well as child custody disputes.This course is expected to serve as a resource for students in their effort to attain a more in-depth understanding of how psychological expertise can be applied to problems faced by judges, attorneys, police officials, and, in general, anyone who must deal with issues related to justice. Designed primarily (but not exclusively) for psychology majors, the course examines the psychologist’s role in a number of processes related to civil, criminal, or administrative justice. [Expected enrollment: 25]

PS4751 Introduction to Adult Psychopathology
Tinia Apergi, [email protected], The American College of Greece
This course will present the major theories of and research in the study of psychopathology. A scientist-practitioner approach to the study of the major psychological disorders, based on the DSM-5, will be provided, along with their assessment, sociocultural implications, treatment and other related research. The presentation of material will include multicultural considerations, allowing students to integrate diverse cultural perspectives and pertinent multicultural issues in their understanding of mental health disorders, their assessment, and treatment. An advanced-level course aimed at familiarizing students with basic clinical concepts, including assessment of psychopathology, different theoretical perspectives and research. For the future clinical, counseling, forensic and school psychologist, as well as social scientist who wants to gain insight into the dynamics of adult psychopathology. [Expected enrollment: 25]

BU 3233 Business Research Methods
Stella Leivadi, [email protected], Deree-The American College of Greece
This course provides an understanding of the role and importance of research to organizations. Through examining research methods and techniques, such as qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, this course familiarizes students with the fundamental principles of scientific research in business. Students are introduced to the different stages in the research process, that they also apply, starting from the identification of business problems and the formulation of research aims, carrying out a literature review, formulating research questions, making methodological decisions and designing, collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data in order to come up with actionable recommendations. [Expected enrollment: 15]

SM 3003 Olympic Games & Mega Sports Events
Stella Leivadi, [email protected], Deree-The American College of Greece
This course provides an understanding of the planning, development, and organizational aspects of sports mega events; workforce issues, venues, marketing, promotion, leadership, fundraising, ethical challenges, as well as the sociological, economic, and political significance of bids for, and the hosting of, Sports Mega Events and the Olympic Games as well as historical development of the Olympic Games and their evolution to modern Olympics. [Expected enrollment: 15-20]

MK4070 Personal Branding for Professionals
Eugenia Tzoumaka, [email protected], Deree-The American College of Greece
The new reality of the graduate job market is characterized by increased competition. The enterprise culture logic postulates that professionals are now viewed as entrepreneurs, who are expected to market their professional self, thus creating and communicating services that create value for the employers and other stakeholders. Personal branding is the process by which professionals distinguish themselves from the competition and create unique, strong and relevant associations. Unlike product and corporate branding, where the identity is constructed, in human branding the identity exists, therefore; knowledge of the self, at the individual and collective level and within the surrounding context is required from a cross-disciplinary standpoint. Knowledge of marketing and personal branding principles, concepts, processes and practices as well as different tools and platforms is vital to those aiming for a successful professional career and personal well-being. This course helps prepare the student to effectively create and manage their personal brand as professionals. [Expected enrollment: 15]

ENG 105: College Writing Seminar
Sarah Graves, [email protected], Ohio Wesleyan University
In this course, students develop fundamental skills, including critical thinking, careful reading, and expository essay writing. We address all aspects of the writing process, from pre-writing to developing an argument to proofreading and revision. To achieve this objective, students complete four academic essays over the course of the semester. They also participate in academic discussion to think deeply about their topics and others’ writing. Additionally, they engage in small groups activities, including workshopping parts of their essays and giving and receiving peer review. The aim of this course is to help students become confident and competent academic writers. [Expected enrollment: 16]

MCOM 200: Copywriting
Shamail Zehra, [email protected], Forman Christian College
The course introduces copy designing and copy management skills required for advertising and public relations industry. It also covers copywriting techniques for public relations and advertising media including print, electronic, outdoor and digital. [Expected enrollment: 38-40]

MCOM 101-Introduction to Communication Studies
Shamail Zehra, [email protected], Forman Christian College
Brief introduction to Print Media, Electronic media, advertising and Public Relations will be given. It also introduces types of journalism, news organization, basics of reporting and editing, contents of newspapers, television and radio, and structure of advertising and PR agencies will also be studied. [Expected enrollment: 38-40]

ENGL 403 Contemporary Literary Criticism
Dr. Fatima Syeda, [email protected] , Forman Christian College
With classical literary critical approaches serving as a backdrop, this course offers the latest trends in literary criticism and theory to trace influence and interaction of contemporary literary criticism with the diverse range of literary genres. It is generally thought that criticism offers standards for creative art. In this regard literary criticism is considered to be a guideline for the literary writers. On the other hand most of the literary writers disagree with such a dominant role of criticism. They argue that the process of creation frames its own rules, that the creative sublime itself expresses critical and aesthetic standards for art. Amid all this interesting debate contemporary literary criticism historicizes the primary function of literary creative art. Even today, if we disagree with Plato and Aristotle we heavily rely on their expertise; the controversies or compromises that emerge out of their dialogue. ENGL 403 offers a research study to develop our thought process around classical literary viewpoints. The rationale is to compare the growing critical concepts and offer a reformulation of these concepts around the literary “reality” as perceived by human imagination. [Expected enrollment: 30]

IDS 171: Cultural Heritage I: Love and Violence in the Ancient World
Curtis Gruenler, [email protected], Hope College
This general education humanities course uses literary works by Virgil, Marie de France, Dante, and Boccaccio, philosophical texts from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Boethius, and Aquinas, and the historical context of the rise and decline of the Roman Empire and the rise and flourishing of Christianity and Islam as a platform for students to consider major questions about individual suffering and fulfillment and about love and violence among individuals and communities. Course goals include both appreciating what remains valuable about the legacy of antiquity and the Middle Ages as well as entering into critical dialogue with these ancient voices in order to think about urgent contemporary issues. [Expected enrollment: 22]

WRCM 101 – Writing & Communication
Maheen Zia, [email protected], Forman Christian College
In this course, students will learn the basics of academic writing, from fashioning a paragraph to constructing an argument and 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 verbally present their work. In the end, students will be assigned to choose and work through a current controversy in Pakistan or the world, and present their work in both writing and speech. [Expected enrollment: 25]

WRCM 102 Writing & Communication
Adeel Khalid, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course is a continuity of Writing and Communication 101. Students will build on what they learned in WRCM 102 while engaging with research using authentic 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 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 or 3MT style. [Expected enrollment: 20-25]

ENG 311 Literature of Black Diaspora
Azeez Akinwumi Sesan, [email protected], American University of Nigeria
This course is a study of literature of authors of black descents but that they are not living on the shores of Africa. The focus is on African blacks because of the historical records that Africans are the major black population that are dispersed across Europe and America following the events of slave trade. The course will, therefore, focus attention specifically on literary/film texts of Afro-European/ Afro-American authors and film makers with close reference to their subject matter, themes and overall narrative structures. Among the areas of focus in the course are the historical origin of black diaspora in the world, slave narratives, post-slave trade black experiences in America and Europe, Harlem Renaissance and modern period of black diaspora literature. The course shall focus on some prominent authors such as Phillis Wheatley, Lucy Terry, Claude McKay, Amiri Baraka, Derrek Walcott, Samuel Selvon, Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison, etc. [Expected enrollment: 20]

ENG 309 Literary Theory and Practical Criticism
Azeez Akinwumi Sesan (PhD), [email protected], American University of Nigeria
The course examines the Aristotelian (Intrinsic) criticism and the Platonic (Extrinsic) criticism, the elements of Art theory as they apply to literature and focus on contemporary critical approaches: Moral approach, Psychological approach, Sociological approach, and the Formalistic approach. It also explores new criticism and the application of critical theories to works of art; African literature and its criticism. It will be particular about how students can deploy literary theories in the criticism and analysis of literary texts across the genres of poetry, drama and prose. Overall, the course is all about the theory and practice of literary criticism. [Expected enrollment: 30]

EN 2271 Creative Writing
David Tucker, [email protected], The American College of Greece, Athens
This course focuses on creative non-fiction writing: inspired by a range of technical and expressive writing exercises as they pertain to contemporary hybrid genre prose forms, the course explores the creative process and genre boundaries, providing participants with constructive ways to develop and critique new writing. Students discuss the history of the form through readings by professional writers, and they also critique orally and in writing their own work and that of their peers. The course provides an opportunity for generating, developing, and revising a portfolio of creative non-fiction essays. [Expected enrollment: 10]

MATH 205
Amy Osborne, [email protected], Antioch College
This course introduces a number of statistical tools and techniques that are routinely used by modern statisticians for a wide variety of applications. Topics include: hypothesis tests; analysis of variance; simple and multiple linear regression; and select nonparametric methods. Students will actively work with statistical software and will learn through real-life examples in a variety of fields, such as the sciences and social sciences. [Expected enrollment: 10-12]

CLD9027 Blue Planet
GENG Helen, [email protected], Lingnan University
This course provides students a basic understanding of the Earth and its four main components: the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. The course comprises a series of 3-hour lecture and discussion sessions. Field trips and/or museum visits will be arranged. The lecture will begin with the introduction of the Earth System and the Earth. Topics include: Earth’s Origin, Minerals, Rocks, Plate Tectonics, Volcanism, Earthquakes; Climate Change, Global Warming; Groundwater Contamination, Eutrophication, Evolution and Extinction, etc. Instructional methods include lectures, short videos, small-group discussions, in-class activities, field trips, museum visits, etc. [Expected enrollment: 30]

MATH102 Explorations in Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning
Amy Osborne, [email protected], Antioch College
This course builds the foundation for understanding selected concepts in mathematics and provides a foundational skill-set for analyzing quantitative information in several disciplines. Topics can come from algebra, logic and reasoning, statistics, and other topics that lead to developing and improving quantitative skills. Problem solving strategies and quantitative communication will be incorporated throughout the course via activities and/or projects. [Expected enrollment: 20]

MATH100-Quantitative Skills
Dr. Farheen Ibraheem, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course is meant to help students build and strengthen fundamental knowledge of arithmetic, algebra and geometry which are crucial to enhance and develop numerical, logical, critical and problem solving skills. This course is beneficial to any student who needs assistance comprehending fundamental mathematical abilities required to secure admission or to pass a placement exam, or brush up on math skills. The course content includes Basic algebra and number theory, rounding, estimating and scientific notation, solving linear and quadratic equations, linear system, applications to daily life problems, percentage problems, ratio and proportion, averages and basic geometry . [Expected enrollment: 35-40]

Phys 105, Introductory Astronomy
Nicolle Zellner, [email protected], Albion College
Phys 105 is a survey of astronomy, from the Big Bang to exoplanets and Astrobiology. The content and expectations are aimed at non-science majors. Some observing happens when Mother Nature cooperates. [Expected enrollment: 32]

ARTH 289: Cross-Cultural Arts of the Silk Road, from the Ancients to the Medieval Period
Nancy Demerdash, [email protected], Albion College
This course will offer students a global survey of arts of the ancient to medieval periods, specifically through the conceptual framework of the “Silk Road.” Typical courses of ancient art tend to focus solely on Greco-Roman and sometimes Egyptian traditions, but this course seeks to highlight the ways in which the ancient Mediterranean and Fertile Crescent cultures of Mesopotamia were deeply intertwined with cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as East and South Asia, for millennia. The class will center on how the cross-cultural phenomena of imperialism, pilgrimage (and proselytizing, or the spread of religious ideologies), and the trade of luxury goods and commodity cultures, all impacted not simply the spread of artistic styles, architectural structures, or religious practices, but how visual cultures have always been interconnected through mechanisms of (1) mobility, (2) the transferral or dissemination of knowledge, and (3) power differentials (through military force or geopolitical/economic heft). The course also seeks to grapple with: theoretical problems of “influence” or “borrowing/appropriation”; concepts of the local and global; and dispel colonialist, binaries and discourses of the “pure” or “impure” vis-a-vis art. [Expected enrollment: 20]

VISA 270-The Structure of Silence
Michael Casselli, [email protected], Antioch College
The Structure of Silence: Sound Art introduces students to the artistic investigation in which sound is utilized as the primary medium. This form favors an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together sculpture, performance, composition as well as aspects of New Media and computer-based investigation. The course encourages trial and error artistic practice, narrative and nonlinear structural compositing, and diverse methodologies for the creation of interactive sound installation, sound sculpture, networked media, and live performance projects. The course will encompass both the analog and the digital world of sound, so projects will be assigned that ask you to work in both. With regard to the digital realm, the students will be expected to use the following software and hardware: Isadora, a real-time media manipulation software to create interactive visuals, sounds, and environments, the Arduino microcontroller, for the creating of real-time, interactive sound projects, Adobe Audition, an audio recording, editing and mixing software and/or Audacity, a free open source cross-platform audio audio recording, editing and mixing software. The course will cover key genres of sound art and musical composition that include: noise art, musique concrete, sound poetry, minimalism, electronic music composition as well as foley sound creation for film. The course will also introduce students to contemporary composers and sound artists, as well as provide an overview of the on- going trend amongst visual and performance artists to embrace the medium of sound as a primary tool in their production. [Expected enrollment: 6 to 8]

DAN 200 Improvisation 1
Heather Cornell, [email protected], Hope College
Improvisation 1 is a course focused on introducing dancers to authentic movement and collaboration. We work on units of study with themes that run for one or two weeks as follows: Unit 1 Origins: Listen (Silence, Impulse vs Instinct, Respond), Unit 2 Building: Trust (Being in the moment, Balance vs Imbalance, Community), Unit 3 Imagine: Observe (Imagination, Calibration, Physical World), Unit 4 Connect: Time (Structure, Groove, Rhythm). I offer videos and quotes weekly, which we discuss and refer to, to expand their understanding of dance, movement and improvisation, as well as integrating at least one guest improvisational artist per section. I’ve collaborated with a school in Sweden for two semesters where we worked together on the curriculum, then introduced the cohorts via Zoom. We then mentored them through a film collaboration in small groups. I’ve also paired this class with the Sculpture studio on campus where we’ve done anything from a drop in performance integrating moveable sculpture and dance, to a full on collaborative public performance where the artists developed their work together. I’m open to many types of collaborations, in an effort to expand the student’s understanding of the concepts of the course. This is a 1 credit course = 45 hours of studio time. [Expected enrollment: 15]

MLL 217 Intermediate French Reading
Krastanka Bozhinova, [email protected], American University in Bulgaria
This course introduces students to a broad range of texts in French (short stories, poetry, drama, comics, letters, travel journals, literary critiques, etc.) and familiarizes them with various reading strategies, and the methods of textual analysis and interpretation. Discussion of other sources, such as film and media will complement the readings. Students will examine the historical and cultural contexts of each literary work. In addition, they will refine their French language skills at the Intermediate level through active writing, listening, and discussing. [Expected enrollment: 15]

FREN 220: The Text(ure)s of Love: Introduction to textual and image analysis
Laura Burch, [email protected], The College of Wooster
An advanced French course in which students practice analytical approaches to reading/observing and writing. They learn how lexical choice, rhetorical strategies, and formal elements combine to create meaning; how to paraphrase without repeating or citing; how to cite and explain without repetition; how organize ideas; how to allow the French language to shape thoughts and arguments. Texts, images, and films that deal broadly with the concept of “love” are emphasized. I have an interest in textiles and textile art, so would be interested in connecting with faculty using the practice or study of the textile arts to explore concepts related to love (community, identity, social relationships, war, etc.). [Expected enrollment: 15]

EDUC 350 – Middle & Secondary Teaching Methods
Sarah Kaka, [email protected], Ohio Wesleyan University
An introduction of the content, skills, and issues that are essential for the teacher of adolescents and young adults. Planning, instruction, and assessment are the main themes for the course. This course gives students an overview of standards-based teaching, while learning the theory and practice of teaching middle and secondary school. Students will learn how to integrate problem-solving strategies, technology, and student-centered methods in order to create dynamic lessons that will allow their students to meet all expected standards. This course explores the curriculum, instruction, and assessment cycle, beginning with an introduction to standards, and culminating in a peer-teaching project. It emphasizes unit design, lesson planning, the development of rubrics, authentic and other assessments, implementation of classroom management philosophies, and ethical and professional responsibilities as important foundations to success in a secondary classroom. [Expected enrollment: 15]

EDUC320 Introduction to Research Methods in Education
Syed Muhammad Jaffer Hassan Gardezi, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course is intended to provide students with competencies related to the practice of research. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to formulate testable research questions, identify several different research methodologies, critically evaluate the design of published research and conduct small scale research on their own. The course will not only be limited to lecture method, but will be principally conducted in a seminar format to encourage open discussions and dialog. Class discussions and student presentations will also be incorporated to encourage active participation on everyone’s part. [Expected enrollment: 10 to 15]

Educational Psychology (EDUC 120)
Ammar Husnain Khan, [email protected],
This course is intended to provide the student with an understanding of the educational implications and applications of research on child development, cognitive science, learning and teaching. Theory and practice are not separated, but are considered together. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to more adequately explore the connections between knowledge and practice; solve everyday problems of teaching; and put the principles of psychology into action. Students will investigate the theories and works of a number of pioneers in this field and also look at how their findings impact education today as it will challenge students to define what good developmental practices should be and how these can be implemented in our classrooms. [Expected enrollment: 35-40]

Teaching of Social Studies Elementary (EDUC 390)
Ammar Husnain Khan, [email protected],
This course is an introduction to the teaching and learning of social studies. The social studies include many disciplines that help us understand human societies and people, past and present. We will focus on the disciplines of history and geography in this course, as these are the most commonly taught in elementary schools. There are two main purposes to this course. First, it aims to help you to develop your own understanding regarding why it is important for secondary students to acquire Social Studies skills and knowledge. Second, it provide you with approaches to teaching Social Studies content and skills and practice writing a lesson plan so that you will gain methods of teaching Social Studies for use in your own teaching. [Expected enrollment: 20-25]

Early Childhood Education (EDUC 340)
Ammar Husnain Khan, [email protected],
In this course we will discuss and learn about early childhood development including theories of development, discipline and guidance, instructional methodologies for pre-school children (Ages 3 to 5). Upon completion of this course, with your mastery in various areas of development, you will be able to plan and execute different strategies. You all will also see first-hand how ECE instructors plan and execute their lessons, what are the challenges and rewards of being a part of the ECE environment. The Students will: 1) explain and demonstrate the early childhood development theories. 2) critique articles and papers related to ECE trends. 3) identify and use appropriate strategies to enhance teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation. 4) develop activities across the developmental domains that incorporate the use of preschool education and provide adaptations for all children. 5) acquire knowledge and skills to train prospective colleagues (teachers) as well as learners (students) in ECE trends and pedagogically effective instructional approaches. [Expected enrollment: 20]

Learning Theories (EDUC 315)
Ammar Husnain Khan, [email protected],
This course is intended to help the prospective teacher to better understand how students learn. It exposes a number of Learning Theories and looks at the pros and cons of each. A timeline of the development of the various theories also takes a look at the background that led to the development of each theory. It is for the aspiring teacher who is ultimately responsible for the kind of experience provided to the taught. Doing things differently so that students regardless of learner types benefit is the essence of this course. Not only will this course provide an insight into “learner way” but will also highlight the interest and motivation that students display when teachers not only do things right, but do the right things. The course allows you to experience the joys of teaching coupled with the struggle that goes into creating and experiencing the privilege of educating! [Expected enrollment: 15-20]

GST-4006 Culinary Innovation
Sebastian Navas, [email protected], Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
This class is designed so the students learn how to work on methods for innovation. As part of this class students will work in teams to develop a culinary product based on the knowledge and skills acquired, which will be presented to a jury at the end of the semester. The main objective is to develop theoretical knowledge that will be put into practice to understand the process of creating innovative culinary concepts. The students will use design thinking technics and prototyping to create a innovative product, service or process for their culinary concept. [Expected enrollment: 15]

HSP1003 Introduction to Tourism
Juan Carlos Valdivieso, [email protected], Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ
Introduction to Tourism covers the general theoretical foundations of tourism as a social, economic, and cultural phenomenon. It includes an analysis of tourism and its sub-systems, i.e., the production of services and complementary activities, as the basis for further studies in planning, organization, and marketing. It studies global tourism trends and their influence on the development of our country. It analyses the socio-cultural, economic and environmental impacts of tourism. It introduces the concepts of sustainable tourism and competitiveness in tourism. This course is complemented with practical exercises. [Expected enrollment: 18]

EXPR340: The Antioch Apothecary: Teas and Tinctures, Syrups and Salves
Beth Bridgeman, [email protected], Antioch College
The course includes an historic overview of various herbal traditions, including indigenous plant medicine, traditional ecological knowledge, herbal medicine in the African diaspora, European herbal traditions such as the Doctrine of Signatures, and American traditions including Thompsonian and Eclectic medicine. Students will explore the use of anthropogenic out-of-place species (invasives) as “resilience teachers” in crafting plant medicine and the establishment of medicinal plant sanctuaries in a time of extinction. Students will also be introduced to concepts of plant communication. This is a hands-on course where students will make teas, tinctures, balms, vinegars, tonics, syrups, salves and poultices for treating many common ailments.
[Expected enrollment: 16]