Course Matching – Spring 2024

The faculty members teaching the courses listed below would like to offer their course as a Globally Connected Course in spring of the 2023-24 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.

Also review the list of courses for fall 2023.

DRPT101 Introduction to Visual Art
Suniti Vadalkar, [email protected], FLAME University
Folk arts all over the world are indigenous arts. History reveals that even before civilizations came into existence, human beings were painting. The caves in Altamira and Lascaux have paintings that date to 35,000 years ago stand testimony to this fact. Folk art paintings are seen all around the world. They depict the peculiar culture, and style of rendering of communities. In this course, we shall learn about seven Indian folk art paintings (Madhubani, Pattachitra, Pithora, Phad, Warli, Kalamkari and Tanjore) – their themes, narratives, methods of depiction, and uniqueness. We will also create our own visual stories (folk art) based on these Indian folk art paintings. [Expected enrollment: 20]

MLL2057 Intermediate Spanish Reading
Lucia Lopez Vazquez, [email protected], American University in Bulgaria
This course introduces students to a broad range of texts in Spanish (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 Spanish language skills at the intermediate level through active writing, listening, and discussing. [Expected enrollment: 15]

MLL 3003 Modern Spain: Society, Politics, and Culture
Lucia Lopez Vazquez, [email protected], American University in Bulgaria
This course introduces students to contemporary concepts in Spanish society, politics, and culture. This course brings together students’ evolving linguistic skills and their understanding of today’s Spain through exposure to various types of discourses and contexts. This course also considers the role of Spanish as an official and working language in the framework of European and inter- national organizations and introduces students to specific terminology and sources that enhance their research, communication, and language skills. [Expected enrollment: 12]

MLL 1056 Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture II
Lucia Lopez Vazquez, [email protected], American University in Bulgaria
This course offers a contemporary, interactive, intensive, and effective introduction at the elementary level to the Spanish language and various aspects of the Hispanic culture. It aims to foster the acquisition of the Spanish language through increased immersion; it helps students master vocabulary needed to accomplish simple and routine tasks and build more comprehensive grammatical structures necessary to communicate issues of immediate relevance.It encourages students to improve their understanding, speaking, and writing skills further. In addition, this course enhances the understanding, appreciation, and interpretation of Spanish-speaking cultures, their practices, products, and perspectives and encourages students to apply principles of intercultural communication in their interactions in Spanish. [Expected enrollment: 20]

EDUC 110 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. [Expected enrollment: 35]

EDUC 260 Teaching Exceptional Children
Syeda Khadija Burhan, [email protected], Forman Christian College
Introduction to the teaching of exceptional children either exceptionally intelligent or with difficulties, strategies for use in a regular classroom setting, methods of identifying disabilities and giftedness, ways of finding available resources to facilitate the learning process. [Expected enrollment: 35]

EDU 300: Instructional Methods and Strategies
Syed Muhammad Jaffer Hassan Gardezi , [email protected], Forman Christian College
Planning is the most important function a teacher performs – the whole decision-making model is based on this skill. The three basic elements of the reflective decision-making model are to plan, implement and to evaluate. Each skill is important in carrying out at least one of these three function. The key characteristics of productive planning will be discussed by examining the differences in how novice and expert teachers plan. Writing instructional objectives is a basic planning skill. By specifying instructional objectives, teachers define their purpose in terms that are clear and understandable. The success of teachers’ implementation skills greatly depends on the thoughtfulness and clarity of their instructional objectives. Assessment (evaluation) and knowledge of results are essential if teachers are to improve their teaching effectiveness. Educational assessment is useful only if it helps teachers make better instructional decisions easier to understand and apply. [Expected enrollment: 25]

EDUC 320 Introduction to Research
Syed Muhammad Jaffer Hassan Gardezi , [email protected], Forman Christian College
In this course, students are introduced to the concept of research and various techniques that can be used. The course is conducted in a seminar format to encourage open discussions and dialog. Lectures are normally limited to describing technical aspects of research and relevant demonstrations. Class discussions and student presentations are incorporated to encourage active participation on everyone’s part. Academic writing is also the main focus where students get regular feedback on their work. This course is however not intended for complete mastery of the intricacies of research design. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to formulate testable research questions, identify several different research methodologies, and produce a research proposal and/ or write articles on their own. [Expected enrollment: 15]

EDU 355: Teaching of English
Syed Muhammad Jaffer Hassan Gardezi , [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course will prepare students to teach English in Elementary and Secondary schools. The course will focus on English learning and teaching theory and its application in classroom practices (teaching, assessment, resource preparation, and reflection). [Expected enrollment: 35]

EDU 360: Teaching Science
Syed Muhammad Jaffer Hassan Gardezi , [email protected], Forman Christian College
This course offers students an understanding of the educational implications and applications of different strategies in teaching Science at the elementary level. The students are expected to have adequate knowledge in the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to explore the connections between knowledge and practice more adequately; solve everyday problems of teaching in general and Science in specific. [Expected enrollment: 35]

EDUC 300: Instructional Methods and Strategies
Syeda Khadija Burhan, [email protected], Forman Christian College
Types of instructional methods and assessment strategies and best uses of each, discussions and practice in choosing and planning for the appropriate instructional methods, classroom arrangements and management for each instructional method. [Expected enrollment: 35]

EDUC 370:Teaching Language Arts at the Elementary Level
Syeda Khadija Burhan, [email protected], Forman Christian College
Development of skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening from Class 1 through Class 8, standards for each area in each year, planning classroom management and methods for incorporating language arts across the curriculum and the use of workshops for teaching language arts. [Expected enrollment: 35]