GCC Course Matching

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

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

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

[Expected enrollment: 25]

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

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

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

Language instruction offers an excellent opportunity for a Globally Connected Course. The longest running course connection has been between German courses at the American University in Bulgaria and Denison University. German is not the native language for students on either campus, so they have the same sets of challenges. Since language courses are sequenced, there is also the opportunity for students to have several connected courses together and to get to know each other.

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