Course Matching – Spring 2025

The 2024 Global Course Connections workshop is full. You can connect a course without attending the workshop (and be eligible for the $500 stipend). Standalone materials will be provided to help you design your course connection.

The faculty members teaching the courses listed below would like to offer their course as a Globally Connected Course in fall of the 2024-25 academic year and are looking for a course partner from an Alliance institution. Course descriptions will be added as they are submitted.

The courses are organized by academic division, but you are encouraged to think creatively and expansively about how GCC programming could enhance your course. 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 fall 2024.

ANSO 322 Prisoners and Detainees: Race, Citizenship, and the Law.
Francisco Villegas, [email protected], Kalamazoo College
This course examines the ways laws and imprisonment have become means to discipline bodies imagined as dangerous, disposable, and detrimental to the state. It specifically merges two social processes that produce non-citizenship – the prison industrial complex and deportability – as mechanisms that actively prohibit entry into the space of belonging for those who are illegalized and strips citizenship from those who are criminalized. We will analyze illegalization and criminalization as social, political, and cultural processes that function to police, discipline, distinguish, and re/form the “other.” We will also examine how belonging can be constructed “from below” to develop safer spaces for communities. [Expected enrollment: 20]

URBN 10200 World Cities
Hamed Goharipour, [email protected], The College of Wooster
This course introduces students from various disciplines to major cities and urban areas in the world, including Tehran, Cairo, Athens, Delhi, Copenhagen, Doha, Rio de Janeiro, Milan, Seoul, etc. We review how and why they developed, what makes them unique and worth investigating, their physical and non-physical characteristics, what it might be like to live there, and what issues they may face in achieving a sustainable future. We read papers, watch videos, listen to guest speakers, analyze urban design elements, share the latest news, explore maps, tell stories, and discover world cities. [Expected enrollment: 30]

CS3246 Enterprise Systems
Kostas Leftheriotis, [email protected], Deree – The American College of Greece
The module will help students understand the respective role of users, business analysts, and managers in the analysis, selection, and implementation of enterprise systems. It provides students with knowledge and understanding of the enterprise systems principles. Enables students to investigate the role of enterprise systems in an organization and provides them with the skills to use enterprise systems. The course focuses on ERP systems and touches upon areas such as integration, business processes, introduction to process mining, ERP implementation methods, and the use of SAP ERP to complete a business process such as Sales and Distribution. As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
1.Analyse the role of enterprise systems within an organization and of the various challenges and impacts related to their implementation.
2. Apply Enterprise Resource Planning systems to facilitate the management of business processes.
[Expected enrollment: 10]

OPMG 3201 – Operations for Sustainability and Competitive Advantage
Ahmad E Shahin, [email protected], The American University in Cairo
How firms can gain competitive advantage from the operation function, while maintaining and possibly improving the sustainability aspects. This course introduces the basic concepts, tools and principles that are essential for the analysis and improvement of business processes. Topics include sustainability and SDGs, forecasting, product and service design, capacity planning, quality management, inventory management, and new trends in industry. [Expected enrollment: 20]

ENG 110 Folklore for Storytellers and Gamers
Stephanie Merkel, [email protected], Ohio Wesleyan
Video games are changing the experience of storytelling with the latest technology; and, the stories they tell are rooted in ancient patterns and themes. In our course, we learn how video games transpose and transform traditional folklore morphology, tale types, and motifs. We explore the question: Can video games save folklore? This course begins with the premise that traditional stories are “good to think with.” In this course we will focus on the folklore of the European continent. The term ‘folklore’ will be considered in its broadest sense to include folk narratives, cuisine, rituals, customs, traditions, and beliefs. In addition to verbal lore (fairy tales, legends, myths, animal tales, riddles, jokes and proverbs), we will encounter folk art, traditional festivals, folk costumes and folk remedies. The European fairy tale will be a centerpiece of the course. Students can expect to read and write about tales from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, and Italy. Readings in the Russian and German traditions will be extensive. Students will become acquainted with major theoretical approaches to studying folklore narrative and apply this knowledge to creating a digital course project on Twine, an open source tool for telling interactive nonlinear stories. [Expected enrollment: 24]

CULS 334 Environmental Writing in South Asia and Beyond
Kedar A. Kulkarni, [email protected], FLAME University
This course is a research seminar, designed to introduce students to a range of literary and philosophical perspectives that engage with notions of environment, animality, and humanity’s entanglement with both. We will study key texts and ideas in a field that continues to grow while also paying attention to the postcolonial world. Here (or there, depending), questions about environment & animality are much more complicated, where the laws of colonial difference ensured that racialized subjects were often considered barely distinguishable from animals. How do postcolonial dynamics complicate environmental and animal discourses produced in the global north? [Expected enrollment: 15]

LITR 232 – Adaptation – Literature to Film
Kunal Ray , [email protected], FLAME University
Cinema has borrowed from Literature since inception. The relationship between literature and cinema however is a complex one, because adaptation is beyond mere fidelity to or deviation from the written source. Adaptation is fundamentally also a task of translation of the correspondences between the written word and film language. In this course, we will interrogate the poetics and politics of this translation from the written text onto the screen. This course will examine the source texts and film adaptations of works drawn from a variety of literary genres like short story, novel, drama and poetry. Each pair of works, a source and its film adaptation, will provide interesting opportunities to address questions on a wide range of approaches to studying literature and film. [Expected enrollment: 20]

Ling 319: Pragmatics
Ambreen Javed, [email protected], Forman Christian College
Pragmatics is the subfield of Linguistics devoted to understanding the way language is used in context. It studies conversations and analyzes different genres of conversations through the theories (strategies, routines, politeness, turn taking patterns, speech events and speech acts). It talks about the intended meaning by breaking it down into speaker meaning, contextual meaning and extra-linguistic communication. This course also helps to individual cultural nuances, experiences, and worldviews by analyzing the spoken discourse in context. [Expected enrollment: 15-20]

ENGL 328 Trauma Literature & Theory
Fatima Syeda, [email protected], Forman Christian College
The purpose of this course is to establish a foundational understanding of Trauma Literature & Theory in the students. In order to achieve this purpose, the students will be introduced to Trauma Literary and theoretical texts in English featuring geographical and historical contexts. The selected texts will focus upon the various aspects of trauma including its traces from the Holocaust, WW II, Indian Partition 1947, Hiroshima/Nagasaki atomic explosions, the separation of the East & West Pakistan, Kashmir Conflict and 9/11 attacks followed by terrorism, militancy and War and Terror. [Expected enrollment: 15]

ENGL201: Introduction to English Literature
Rabia Wasif, [email protected], Forman Christian College University
An introductory level literature course designed with the goal to aid students in acquiring the skills necessary to engage, understand, critically analyze, and enjoy the main literary genres of short story, poetry, the novel and drama. As they read a range of works belonging to these genres, students will explore the basic concepts of literary technique, narrative, poetic, and dramatic structures and innovations, and begin to engage with the more advanced cognitive aspects of literature. [Expected enrollment: 30]

Writing and Communication 102
Farheen Saeed, [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course empowers students to critically analyze and document the historical background and present state of a contemporary controversy, whether in Pakistan or globally. Through active engagement, students will contribute substantively to scholarly discussions, generating thoughtful insights and presenting viable solutions to current issues. Emphasizing the connection between argumentation strategies and real-life observations, students will cultivate the ability to confidently articulate valid and valuable opinions, fostering effective communication. The course encourages independent research skills, enabling students to proficiently explore and write about topics of their choosing. [Expected enrollment: 25]

GEOG 233-Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Prasad Pathak, [email protected], FLAME University
GIS course provides students with preliminary data visualization and spatial analysis skills. Students from environmental studies, economics, public policy, geography and allied domains can benefit immensely. [Expected enrollment: 20]

CSC 4311 Data Mining
Nouhoun KANE, [email protected], International University of Grand-Bassam
Introduction to basic data mining techniques (such as association rules mining, cluster analysis, and classification methods) and their applications (such as Web data mining, biomedical data mining and security). [Expected enrollment: 20-25]

DSC 4305 Machine Learning
Jules Kala, [email protected], International University of Grand-Bassam
Machine Learning is a subset of artificial intelligence, based on programming computers to optimize a performance criterion using example data or past experiences. The topics covered in this course include: Supervised learning, Unsupervised Learning, Data representation, features engineering and model evaluation. In this course, we will be interested in the implementation and application of machine learning algorithms. [Expected enrollment: 12]