Course Matching – Fall 2022

Workshop Update

The Global Course Connections workshop to be held at American University of Paris in June 2022 has filled. Faculty members who cannot attend the workshop will be given materials to help them design their connection. Course descriptions and connection requests continue to be accepted.


The faculty members teaching the courses listed below would like to offer their course as a Globally Connected Course in fall of the 2022-23 academic year and are looking for a course partner from an Alliance institution. The courses are organized 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.

Also review the list of courses for spring 2023.

MCOM 201-News Reporting
Shamail Zehra, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course stresses on news reporting and writing techniques important in print media, electronic media and online news. It also introduces news sources for print, electronic and online media, as well as qualifications and functions of a reporter. The course will explore how news is delivered through mobile devices, TV, radio, web and printed publications. [Expected enrollment: 38-40]

LING 413 – Sociolinguistics
Maheen Zia, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course addresses the interdependence of language and culture in various sociological contexts and covers basic sociolinguistic theoretical models and methodologies. It also focuses on various aspects of human behavior and sociocultural interaction that affect language use, and explores diversity in language in relation to age, gender, region, social class, ethnicity and national origin. An exploration of attitudes and ideologies about the language varieties and choices with an emphasis on speech community and dialect will be of particular importance to understanding this relationship in diverse cultures. Students will have to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the course to real world examples and their personal experiences as language users. They must also engage critically in class discussions and be able to undertake and critically appraise research in this area. [Expected enrollment: 15]

JMC 480: Social Issues Journalism Laura Kelly, [email protected], American University in Bulgaria
An exploration of contemporary journalists, documentarians, photographers and non-fiction storytellers and the work they make that documents, educates, advocates or activates the public(s) about global social issues in three broad areas: social equality, migration & borders, ecology & environment. The aims: 1) To develop a deeper understanding of contemporary global social issues through examination of journalistic work from a range of storytelling platforms; 2) To critically examine journalistic forms, texts, practices, ethical concerns and approaches to social issue storytelling and messaging; and 3) To explore and analyze the work of notable visualists: photographers, documentary makers, and photojournalists; and 4) to discuss the role and work of journalists as change agents. [Expected enrollment: 25]

MK 2044 Social Media in an Interconnected Society
Dr. Ilias Kapareliotis, [email protected], The American College of Greece
Overview of social media and their use for various purposes(informational, promotional, sales, etc.) with an emphasis on their impact on and relevance to contemporary society. A critical introduction to the use of Social Media for different purposes and causes serving the localand the global community. An interdisciplinary take on social media infused with approaches from diverse fields including sociology, communication, marketing. This course fulfills the social science requirements for Liberal Education. [Expected enrollment: 20]

MCOM 308: Online Journalism
Mehwish Batool, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course is aimed at equipping students with the skills required by journalists working for digital platforms. They learn to write and produce content for news websites and social networks. Students develop skills such as online news gathering and verification, designing multimedia stories, writing/editing short videos for social networks and marketing their content. By the end of the course, students produce a pool of multimedia stories that help them build their professional journalistic brand. [Expected enrollment: 30]

320: Anthropology of Incarceration
Jennifer Grubbs, [email protected], Antioch College
In this course, we consider what the concept of incarceration means. For example, what are the rights, responsibilities, and relationships of individuals and groups vis-a-vis the state? Who, and in which socio-historical contexts, is included or excluded from these rights and obligations? What mechanisms does the state employ to punish, and how does it coincide with the idea of the nation, labor needs, or other ideological aspects of the state? How might incarceration, as a concept, have meanings outside of a formal state context – what does the word mean when we consider inclusion, exclusion, belonging, and community? How do we decide who belongs? We explore the ways that incarceration has been imagined and constructed across time and space, in the contexts of borderlands, colonial encounters, and globalization/neoliberalism. We also explore and the interplay between incarceration and various dimensions of identity. We will foreground race/ethnicity and gender, but we will also necessarily consider class, sexuality, ability, nationality, etc. We will use a variety of texts: poetry, essays, speeches, autobiographical accounts, historical texts, and interdisciplinary scholarly works. [Expected enrollment: 15]

Pol 262 Latin American Politics
Annie Dandavati, [email protected], Hope College
The course focuses on the politics and economics of Latin American countries. It also includes Central America and puts a special focus on under-development and dependency theories. It deals with sustainability, growth, environmental issues, inequality, drug trafficking, immigration and the evolving rights of women, youth, indigenous people etc. Basically we spend a great deal of time understanding the relationship of the USA with Latin and Central America. [Expected enrollment: 15]

EUR 405: EU-China and EU-Russia Relations and EU Member States Foreign Policy
Jean F. Crombois, [email protected]; [email protected], American University in Bulgaria
The course addresses EU foreign policy towards China and Russia. First, it deals with EU foreign policy affects the foreign policy of the member states towards these two powers and how EU foreign policy is being increasingly discussed, if not challenged, within the domestic politics of the member states. Second, it is aimed at discussing EU foreign policy and its interactions with the national foreign policy of the member states in concentrating on EU-Russia relations and EU-China. Third, it also addresses the need to develop more practical skills on how national foreign policy is being conducted with the context of EU foreign policy. [Expected enrollment: 15]

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]

Psyc250: Social Psychology
Brittany Liu, [email protected], Kalamazoo College
Social psychology examines how people navigate and make meaning from their social world. We’ll challenge our own and others’ presumptions of why people think, feel, and act the way they do. We’ll examine the mechanisms of conformity, prejudice, persuasion, attraction, and more based on evidence from psychological science. By the end of this course, you will be able to apply theories to understanding and predicting everyday interactions, and to solve problems outside of the classroom. [Expected enrollment: 25]

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 defense, 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]

PSI-3114e Existential Psychology
Gerald L. Finch, gfi[email protected], Universidad San Francisco (USFQ)
This course will focus on meaning and Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy. However, it will also cover broad issues in Existentialism and Existential Psychology (such as death, freedom, responsibility, and responsibleness). Many mental illnesses can be traced to meaninglessness and the most common may be what we call the living dead. These are people who are living good lives by all sociological and economic standards, but they seem more dead than alive. This course will discuss this kind of death and ways to discover or create a meaningful life. [Expected enrollment: 20-25]

LING 207 History of Language
Mussarat Shahid, [email protected], Forman Christian College
The course will trace the evolution of the English Language across centuries. And just like peeling the layers of an onion, the course will progress by examining the four levels of language: phonetics, syntax, semantics and pragmatics in a systematic and interesting manner. The confluence of sounds, sentence construction, meaning making and inference will be explored in reasonable detail to appreciate the aspect of interconnectedness as the essence of language learning. In addition, the course will encourage students to trace connections between English language and their own native language in light of the connections they’ve made earlier in the course. Another important aspect of this course will be to familiarize students with a range of literary devices- metaphor, paradox, onomatopoeia, irony, hyperbole, oxymorons etc. through poetry and classic texts. Along with being introduced to poetry and a variety of genres, students will also learn the difference between the literal and the figurative, the synchronic and the diachronic, the semantic field and the lexical field, syntactic and lexical ambiguities etc. Students will be introduced to texts like “the Mother Tongue” by Bill Bryson and Stories of English,” by David Crystal to explore how the English language has evolved and find answers to questions such as: What developments can be seen from Beowulf to Chaucer to Shakespeare to Dickens to Toni Morrison? How has English rightly proven the maxim; Language is power? [Expected enrollment: 30]

CN 4800 – Creative Execution in Advertising
Georgia-Zozeta Miliopoulou, [email protected], The American College of Greece
The role and the importance of creativity in full-scale communication campaigns comprising a variety of media executions. The theoretical background and techniques used to achieve high-level advertising creativity. Designing creative strategies and executions for full-scale campaigns across media. Creativity in advertising requires a knowledge of both advertising theory and practice. In this course students learn the theories relevant to creativity and gain understanding of the individual and group techniques they will need to create, present, and develop 360 advertising campaigns. [Expected enrollment: 15]

CN4436 Global Public Relations
Emmanuel Skoulas, [email protected], The American College of Greece
This course explores issues relevant to communication on a global scale. With the advance of technology, communication has become a predominant economic, social, and cross-cultural force. This course familiarizes the student with the challenges, practices, and techniques needed to study and practice public relations at an international level and in a borderless world. Students are taught to design and implement a global PR campaign. [Expected enrollment: 22]

BU 3233 Business Research Methods
Stella Leivadi, [email protected], 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: 20]

MK4070 Personal Branding for Professionals
Eugenia Tzoumaka, [email protected], 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]

BUS 101 Introduction to business
Aisha Hammani, [email protected], Business and Technology
Teaching students basically all the aspects of business from organized manufacturing operations to the provision of goods and services for individuals ,businesses, government institutions and the society at large [Expected enrollment: 40-45]

MK 4146 Luxury Branding and Fashion
Dr. Ilias Kapareliotis, [email protected], The American College of Greece
Luxury brand management. The luxury consumer. Fashion, society and the self. Fashion communications. [Expected enrollment: 20]

MK 3134 Brand Management
Dr. Ilias Kapareliotis, [email protected], The American College of Greece
Appreciate the complexity in the development of sustainable brands and how they deliver value to an organization. It considers a broad range of techniques and theories that help build brand equity and drive brand performance. [Expected enrollment: 20]

MK 2030 Introduction to Marketing
Dr. Ilias Kapareliotis, [email protected], The American College of Greece
course provides an understanding of basic marketing concepts, as they are used in different individual organizations. Marketing mix, segmentation, targeting, positioning, principles of consumer behavior, marketing research. [Expected enrollment: 20]

BUSN 101: Principles of Accounting
Syeada Tatheir Zahra , [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course focuses to develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying accounting principles through the complete accounting cycle. Course Objectives: 1) Students should be able to work independently and in groups, facilitating their peers, tolerating and managing difficult students and sharing the work with one another creating an environment of mutual learning and benefiting one another. 2) By introducing latest terminologies and up-to-dates concepts as taught in the best universities across the world and by sharing latest practices from the industry in order to ensure that FCCU students are second to none. 3) Apply course knowledge to solve practical problems. 4) Demonstrate team work in preparing and solving complex problems. 5) Able to link the theoretical accounting knowledge to the practical field. 6) Develop confidence in their ability to read and understand professional accounting in their field. 7) Should become self-directed learners. [Expected enrollment: 15-20]

Aisha Hammani, [email protected], Business and Technology
teaching the students how to become managers that take a more informed decision, taking into consideration all the activities of especially manufacturing business on how to provide and sieve out financial information, know the causes and effects of analysis, how to use special techniques and concept, decision making and ultimately how to achieve organisational objectives [Expected enrollment: 25-30]

BUSN 250: Individual and Group Dynamics
Syeada Tatheir Zahra, [email protected], Forman Christian College
The purpose of this course is to examine and critically assess a number of key concepts and issues associated with behavior in organizations. Specific Organizational Behavior models, approaches and methodologies are addressed and the course provides frameworks and tools for introducing and sustaining organizational effectiveness. It focuses initially on various aspects of individual and group behavior and then proceeds to examine issues relating to leadership, power and politics, communication and conflict management. Course Objectives: 1) Identify principles of group dynamics, including components of group process, developmental stages of a group, and individual and group goal-setting. 2) Examine group member’s roles and behaviors, and therapeutic factors of group work. 3) Understand group leadership styles and approaches, including characteristics of various types of group leaders and the relationship between leadership styles and group functioning. 4) Compare and contrast different group counseling methods, including group counselor orientations and behaviors, appropriate selection criteria and methods, group structuring and facilitation skills, and methods for evaluation of group growth and effectiveness. 5) Determine when and how to use different types of groups, including task groups, psycho-educational groups, support groups, and counseling/therapy groups. [Expected enrollment: 15-20]

BUS 342 Leadership and Dealing with Differences
Rebecca Jestice, [email protected], Earlham College
Develops skills in engaging differences in diverse groups, helping students become effective members of multicultural teams. Through discussion of leadership theories, exploration of personal values and abilities, experiential exercises, and graduate-level case studies, participants enhance their own understanding of leadership and their roles in teams. [Expected enrollment: 20-25]

BUS 313 Social Entrepreneurship
Rebecca Jestice, [email protected], Earlham College
Social entrepreneurs approach social change by creating organizations for the social good. These can be nonprofit or for profit organizations. We will learn about successful and unsuccessful models and outcomes of social enterprises, then complete a project putting what we’ve learned in to action. This is an experiential, project-based course. (We discuss theory of change, human-centered design, ethics, charity vs. selling etc. so we tackle as much as we can about larger issues around social entrepreneurship, not just how to create an enterprise.) [Expected enrollment: 15-20]

Marketing Research
Ana Lucía Córdova Cazar, [email protected], Universidad San Francisco de Quito
This course will provide a complete introduction to market research, its key concepts, processes and techniques, as well as hands-on applications. To that end, during the first part of the semester we will discuss the theoretical underpinnings of market research, including the basics of questionnaire design. During the second part of the course, students will work on a real-life project which will involve students finding a small business or start-up where they will identify a marketing need on which to apply their knowledge. Specifically, they will work on the definition of the research problem and the formulation of the research design. They are then expected to collect data through a questionnaire, prepare and analyze the data, and draft a final report. A special emphasis will be given to data analysis strategies, and thus we will discuss the use of statistical models such as correlation, contingency tables and linear regression analyses. [Expected enrollment: 25]

Dr. Eva Esther Shalin Ebenezer, [email protected], International University of Grand Bassam
This course assists the students to initiate an idea and bring it to fruition as a complete business venture. It is designed for anyone who needs to assess, develop or create potential business or project opportunities that are mainly, but not exclusively, based on a technological concept or a social innovation. Models for new venture development with the community benefit in mind will include consideration of the resourcing requirements, the competitive landscape, team development and future strategies will be treated in depth; and a comprehensive model for new venture validation will be developed during the course. [Expected enrollment: 20 to 20]

MKT 4318 Marketing for Entrepreneurs
Dr. Eva Esther Shalin Ebenezer, [email protected] , International University of Grand Bassam
This course is about the marketing challenges in an entrepreneurial firm. Entrepreneurship is the discovery, enactment and pursuit of new business opportunities. Successful execution of an entrepreneurial idea requires a sound marketing plan. In this course, we will investigate how marketing tools can enable entrepreneurs to realize the full potential of their ideas. [Expected enrollment: 5 to 15]

291G Prindle Ethics Course: Amil Zaki, The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World
Tamara L. Stasik, [email protected], DePauw University
We will discuss Zaki’s argument, his evidence from doctors, social workers, police trainers, literature programs, and former white supremacists, and the way he tells their stories, to examine how we define empathy. We will conduct “kindness challenges” and “empathy experiments” to determine how we might develop empathy, and what this means to help ourselves and others. [Expected enrollment: 15]

Creative Writing (ENGL 250)
Qurratulaen Liaqat, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course will be taught in a workshop format. Students will bring original works of poetry and fiction to be critiqued by the workshop facilitator and fellow peers. The works will be produced and revised based on the critical analysis of relevant poetry and fiction texts, discussions, and lecture by guest speakers on literary craft. As part of the course requirements, the students will attend a certain number of literary events and activities. They will be assessed for attendance and participation in these events. [Expected enrollment: 20-30]

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]

ARB1241-Arabic Literature
Meriem Sahli, [email protected], Al Akhawayn University
The course Arabic literature is offered to students who are following their studies in English. This is the only course they take in Arabic. While the course is taught in Arabic, it can connect to a course on the same or related topic that is taught in English. The objective of the course is to introduce students to different genres: folktales, short stories, novel, and poetry. In addition to this, students are introduced to literary analysis. This course is based also on projects where students have to investigate their oral history and oral literature and to digitize them. One important component of the course is to learn some 21st century skills via use of technology, critical thinking, and collaboration. [Expected enrollment: 25]

ENGL 307 Classical Drama
Dr. Fatima Syeda, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course brings a critical awareness of Drama as a genre or a tradition with focus on its origin in Greece and onwards. The course aims to review and analyze the nature and function of ancient Greek and Roman drama in its theatrical, historical and social context. The texts will be selected from the major dramatists such as Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Seneca and others from classical antiquity whose works are preserved. Through all of this, our goal will be to reconstruct as fully as possible the evolution of ancient play-making. The main objective will be to integrate, as broadly as
possible, the picture we receive of classical drama into that of ancient history, society and thought. [Expected enrollment: 30]

CL 260-2 Classical Mythology
Massimo Betello, [email protected], John Cabot University (Rome, Italy)
This course is designed to allow students to become acquainted with the main myths of the Greco-Roman tradition, and as such it is structured to be a survey of the legends, sagas, goddesses, gods, heroes and heroines that were familiar to the Greeks and the Romans. In fact, it is not possible to understand the Classical word without a good knowledge of Classical myths: they were part of religion, often used in literature, art, politics, and entertainment. Our major sources are written stories, but ancient artworks are also important as they are the physical representations of how these mythological events were pictured in the minds of old. [Expected enrollment: 15]

CETH 101 Introduction to Applied Ethics
Elena Popa, [email protected], FLAME University
This course aims to foster understanding and analysis of ethical issues in real life situations, taking a global outlook while also looking examples from Indian society and culture. By the end of the course, the students will be able to understand ethical theories, relevant concepts, and engage in ethical reasoning at the end of the course. Ethical issues such as privacy and surveillance, family ethics, business ethics, work place oppression and precarity, biomedical ethics and epistemic injustice, and animal and food ethics are explored. The course uses lecture-cum-discussion method with the aid of case studies in ethics. [Expected enrollment: 20]

ENG 253 Intro to Creative Writing
Pablo Peschiera, [email protected], Hope College
An introduction to the craft of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, including reading as a writer. No prior writing experience required. [Expected enrollment: 15]

ENG 104 Semantics and Pragmatics
Azeez Akinwumi Sesan, [email protected], American University of Nigeria
The essence of human communication is to transact meaning between two or participants in spoken or written modes. To this end, this course is a study of the study of meaning within the contexts of interactions. It provides a comprehensive study of the theories of meaning and approaches to meaning such as contextual theory of meaning and referential theory of meaning. There will also be a focus on types of meaning and how to actualize this in conversation or discourse. There will also be a consideration for pragmatic concepts such as deixis, anaphora, speech acts, presupposition, and conversational implicature. [Expected enrollment: 30]

ENGL 250 Creative Writing
Mussarat Shahid, [email protected], Forman Christian College
Writing is both an art and a craft. Just as we cannot sit down at a piano and break someone’s heart as Beethoven could, or pick up a guitar and make it cry like Hendrix’s, we cannot “whip up” a story that will touch a universal chord. What we can do, however, is to connect with our inner feelings to unravel “our own true nature.” This journey of creative writing begins with the understanding that writing is a more conscious, a more complex skill than speech. It has the power to move another person’s emotions, a process that is kind to the writer but demanding of the story. The course will enable participants to discover a spark to recreate creative writing like never before. [Expected enrollment: 25 students]

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]

WCRM 101 Writing and Communication
Farheen Saeed, [email protected], 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 in each section ]

Writing and Communication 102
Farheen Saeed, [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 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 in each section ]

UC 100
Eva Paris-Huesca, [email protected], OWU
What is identity and how is it shaped? Throughout the semester, we will explore the broad theme of identity. How we behave and our ability to relate to things and people around us is based on our sense of identity. There are many different factors that contribute to the development of our particular sense of self. Significant factors to consider include our upbringing – how we were raised and by whom, past and present experiences, genetics and eugenics, gender, race/nationality, culture, age, education, socio-economic group, beliefs and values, etc. Each of these factors can play a significant role in shaping how we think about ourselves and identify others. Through readings, presentations, screenings, writing assignments and panel discussions, we will explore, comprehend, analyze, interpret and reflect on the theme of identity in the global context and from multidisciplinary perspectives. [Expected enrollment: 20]

LA 101: Fashioning the Self, Weaving Community (First-Year Seminar)
Nancy Demerdash, [email protected], Albion College
This is a First-Year Seminar (FYS) course intended for incoming freshmen to Albion College. Focusing on the histories and theories of fashion, students will discuss and debate how fashions evolve in various socio-historical contexts, what makes a trend “trendy”, and how the self comes to be defined in relation to the other, in and through sartorial modes. What is the semiotic value of fashion and how does what we wear make meaning in the world? We will probe into the historical and conceptual construction of luxury and the exotic/exoticism, through specific textile case studies such as silks, embroideries, lace, velvet, etc. The metaphor of fabric is also used to encapsulate social bodies, as in the phrase “social fabric.” And so in that vein, we also will consider how various communities are defined by their garments–faith-based communities, uniforms worn by those in disciplinary settings (e.g prisons, schools, or militaries), or global cultural groups. Additionally, we will examine clothes in relationship to sexual orientation and gender identities. As freshmen embark on their educational journey at Albion, these students will be asked to reflect on how they will curate their acquisition of knowledge, and fashion themselves, as individuals and global citizens. [Expected enrollment: 20-25]

FYSP 142, Well-being
Taylor Allen, [email protected], Oberlin College
“Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove,” wrote Jeremy Bentham in 1830; only now, however, are the ingredients of happiness and misery coming into view for scholars and policy-makers. Exploring well-being and misery through the lenses of biology and psychology, as well as art, economics, and literature, this seminar studies the determinants of happiness and a life of meaning, the bodily ways stress and conflict threaten well-being, and effective strategies by individuals, work-places, and governments to improve well-being. [Expected enrollment: 16]

HAFSAH BATOOL , [email protected] , Forman Christian College
It analyses the parameters and principles governing sustainability of the Earth’s resources. International and regional efforts to achieve sustainability are also focused. [Expected enrollment: 30]

Che1400 Chemistry and Environment
Abdelghani El Asli, [email protected], Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of chemistry, with emphasis on applications involving the environment and health. It gives an overview of the effects that various facets of chemistry have upon contemporary societies and explores some results of scientific and technological innovations. The course emphasizes on the ability for students to understand and use basic scientific principles (to derive logical conclusion from supporting data) rather than the memorization of facts. It is composed of three parts: 1) Basic chemistry concepts: i.e. atomic structure, chemical bonding, simple chemical nomenclature, formulas and reactions with detailed coverage on general classes of acid/base and redox type reactions. 2) Environmental chemistry: stressing causes, results, mechanisms, and control of various types of air and water pollution. 3) Impact of chemistry on individuals: Topics will include the basics of household chemicals and toxicology. [Expected enrollment: 30]

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]

Chem-465 – Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry
Dr Seemal Jelani, [email protected], Forman Christian College
Introduction to natural products and their medicinal importance, biosynthesis of terpenoids, alkaloids, flavonoids and steroids, total and partial synthesis of some representative natural products, chemistry of perfumes and aromatherapy, drug discovery. [Expected enrollment: 10-20]

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]

INA 5201E. Wastewater Treatment I
Melany Ruiz-Urigüen, [email protected], Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
This course provides students the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team comprising of students from USFQ and a global partner to tackle real world problems related to engineering, with a focus on wastewater treatment. Students will learn about the challenges and cultural implications of working with students and faculty from a different culture, as well as to be involved with extensive project planning, management, and design evaluation. Students will work in teams with faculty and peers to plan, design, conduct, and evaluate engineering solutions to a prescribed problem. The goals of the course is to empower students to develop creative solutions and innovations to address global challenges related to water quality. [Expected enrollment: 15]

CSCS202-Computational Linear Algebra
Dr. Farheen Ibraheem, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This is a course on linear systems of equations and, more generally, linear connections between variables, as well as how to interpret, manipulate, and use them. The ideas and techniques learnt in this course are incredibly useful in a broad spectrum of application areas including big data, machine learning, finance, physics, data visualization, engineering and statistics. This course will familiarize students with matrices, their interpretations as linear transformations, vectors, system of linear equations, vector space, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, matrix factorization, singular value decomposition. This course also covers mathematical aspects of real world problems, for example, cryptography, google page rank algorithm, Markov chains and image filtering. MATLAB software packet is doe computation and application purposes. For computation and application, the MATLAB software package is employed. [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]

GEOG 411
Hafsah Batool, [email protected], Forman Christian College
It analyses the parameters and principles governing sustainability of the Earth’s resources. International and regional efforts to achieve sustainability are also focused. [Expected enrollment: 35]

Hafsah Batool, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course emphasizes the contemporary study of global political systems, geopolitics, security, war, sovereignty, ethics and identity politics. It will unravel the complexities of contemporary forms of Violence, Culture, Electoral and Economy. [Expected enrollment: 35]

ART 214 Drawing 2
Leekyung Kang, [email protected], Hope College
Continuation of Art 114. Experimentation in a wide variety of media is encouraged. May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: Art 114 [Expected enrollment: 10 to 12]

NUTR 300.12 – Global Food Systems
Liz Nix, [email protected], Ohio Wesleyan University
This course is designed to for systems-thinking as we approach issues of the US and global food systems. The course addresses the needs and concerns of various interest groups within the food system and the potential impacts our modern food system has on population health, social justice and equality, food safety, and food security. We discuss issues within the US food system, while comparing them to models worldwide. We also discuss potential beneficial changes and the repercussions of instigating change. [Expected enrollment: 20]

FYSP 142, Well-being
Taylor Allen, [email protected], Oberlin College
“Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove,” wrote Jeremy Bentham in 1830; only now, however, are the ingredients of happiness and misery coming into view for scholars and policy-makers. Exploring well-being and misery through the lenses of biology and psychology, as well as art, economics, and literature, this seminar studies the determinants of happiness and a life of meaning, the bodily ways stress and conflict threaten well-being, and effective strategies by individuals, work-places, and governments to improve well-being. [Expected enrollment: 16]

ARB1241-Arabic Literature
Meriem Sahli, [email protected], Al Akhawayn University
The course Arabic literature is offered to students who are following their studies in English. This is the only course they take in Arabic. While the course is taught in Arabic, it can connect to a course on the same or related topic that is taught in English. The objective of the course is to introduce students to different genres: folktales, short stories, novel, and poetry. In addition to this, students are introduced to literary analysis. This course is based also on projects where students have to investigate their oral history and oral literature and to digitize them. One important component of the course is to learn some 21st century skills via use of technology, critical thinking, and collaboration. [Expected enrollment: 25]

MLL155 Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture I
Lucía López Vázquez, [email protected], American University in Bulgaria
The course offers a contemporary, interactive, and effective introduction at the beginner level to the Spanish language and various aspects of the Hispanic culture. It aims to foster the acquisition of the fundamentals of the Spanish language; vocabulary is chosen on the principle of everyday practicality, and grammar is limited to major structures for basic real-life oral and written communication. Equal emphasis is placed on developing understanding, speaking, and writing skills. In addition, the course aims to enable students to understand and appreciate Spanish-speaking cultures, their practices, products, and perspectives and to recognize principles of intercultural communication. This course is open to students with no previous study or less than one year of study of Spanish. [Expected enrollment: 20]

MLL255 Intermediate Spanish: Perspectives on Spanish-Speaking Cultures
Lucía López Vázquez, [email protected], 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: 16]

English 6
Maria Cristina Montúfar, [email protected], USFQ
Learn essay structure, thesis creation, connectors, as well as a B2 Level in English content. Go over compare and contrast, opinion, rebuttal, work on topics like ecology, sustainability, impact on our society, art as activism, emotional intelligence, global citizenship using multimodal projects. [Expected enrollment: 20 per class; 3 classes]

EDUC 368, Middle and Secondary Social Studies Methods
Sarah Kaka, [email protected], Ohio Wesleyan University
This course gives students an overview of standards- and inquiry-based teaching, while learning the theory and practice of teaching secondary social studies. Students will learn how to integrate strategies, technology, and the student-centered methods in order to create dynamic lessons that will allow their students to meet all expected National Council for Social Studies Standards, Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession, and Ohio Learning Standards. This course continues the emphasis of unit design, lesson planning, the development of rubrics, authentic and other assessments, and ethical and professional responsibilities as important foundations to success in an interactive social studies classroom. This course consists of presentations, use of audio and visual media, readings from required text and supplementary journal articles, classroom discussions, technology-mediated interactions, guest subjects/speakers, student presentations, and in-class small group activities. [Expected enrollment: 10-15]

EDUC 110
Sarah Kaka, [email protected], Ohio Wesleyan University
Analysis of a variety of educational issues from a philosophical, sociological, historical, and comparative perspective. Includes a focus on the history of PreK-12 education, equity, school organization, school law, federal/state/local government, changing student population, religion, curriculum, and multiculturalism. This course has a required 20-hour field service learning component that is satisfied through volunteering with a community-based education program. [Expected enrollment: 20-25 each semester]

EDUC 300 Instructional Methods and Strategies
Syed Muhammad Jaffer Hassan Gardezi, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course is designed to provide participants the knowledge of: (a) a variety of teaching methods; (b) elements of effective application of teaching strategies in classroom; and (c) management and assessment of classroom instruction. The purpose of this course is to develop theoretical understanding and practical skills amongst students to be able to understand a myriad of factors that influence teaching and learning. [Expected enrollment: 15]

EDUC110 Foundations of Education
Syed Muhammad Jaffer Hassan Gardezi, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course is designed to explore the relationships between foundational disciplines that shape Education, such as Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and History. The knowledge and ideas borrowed from these disciplines influence schools and schooling practices, as well as formal processes of education. During this course, the foundations of schools and schooling as institutions will be traced. By the end of this course, students will be able to: 1) analyze teaching profession through the lenses of different foundational forces; 2) apply foundational knowledge in the development of their own educational philosophy; 3) analyze the history of education and the educational system in general and in Pakistan context; 4) review philosophical schools of thought, such as realism, idealism, pragmatism, essentialism, and existentialism, and their impact on curriculum, teaching and learning; 5) understand Pakistani education scenarios through considering demography and socio-economic structures. [Expected enrollment: 35]

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]

EXPR341 Seed Sovereignty and Citizen Action Beth Bridgeman, [email protected], Antioch College Over sixty percent of the world’s commercial seed is owned by three agrichemical companies. How did we get here? This course explores community seed-saving as a resilience tool, including relocalizing seed, seed sovereignty and stewardship. It covers seed politics and the history of seed patent law in the U.S, the Plant Variety Protection Act, the Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology, UPOV, the Open Source Seed Initiative, and community seed movements and around the world. This hands-on course also covers cross-pollination prevention methods including hand-pollination, isolation cages, bags, netting, and distance planting as well as selection, germination testing, seed starting, harvesting and storage, and seed libraries. [Expected enrollment: 15]