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. Visit the Global Course Connections page for information on how to submit a course description and how to submit a connection proposal.
MLL 216 Intermediate French Conversation and Composition
Krastanka Bozhinova, [email protected], American University in Bulgaria
This course emphasizes oral and written expression in the French language, grammar skills, and expansion of vocabulary to increase communicative fluency and accuracy at the intermediate level. It provides students with the opportunity to improve their speaking proficiency in a variety of contexts through class discussions, group conversations, and individual oral presentations. Students also develop their written expression based on authentic French texts, selected to illustrate styles and levels of contemporary written French. The language practice is reinforced through publications and communication on French social media and/or with partner classes from French-speaking countries, the USA, etc. This course also provides continued reading and listening practice, reflection on other cultures, as well as the development of effective language learning strategies. [Expected enrollment: 15-18]
EUR 212: EU Politics
Jean Crombois, [email protected] , 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, [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: 20]
COOP 390-Field Coop Experience,
Richard Kraince, [email protected], Antioch College
The Co-op Field Experience course is based on best practices in experiential and participatory education as it integrates the fieldwork component of a cooperative education experience with intentional forms of reflection. The course balances real-world engagement with reflection as a central component of integrative learning that is carried out by cultivating the habits of thinking, writing, and engaging in forms of creative expression while immersed in serious experiential activity. Students are encouraged to make meaning of their experiences in order to broaden knowledge of self and others. As a vehicle for reaching these goals, students produce a Fieldbook that contains documentation of their field experiences as they are led to participate in dialogue, engage regularly in the practice of reflection, and develop a sense of inquiry within their field. [Expected enrollment: 8 to 12]
ECN 355-Political Economy of Capitalism and Inequality
Dr. Poulomi Dasgupta, [email protected], Franklin University Switzerland
An in-depth survey and examination of theories in political economy. Specifically, investigating the structure of modern economy in the context of an increasingly sophisticated globalized world. Some of the topics that will be considered in this course are economic inequality, gender inequality, the relationship of the economic sphere to the ecology, changing role of international trade and political economy of poverty and uneven development. [Expected enrollment: 7 to 10]
MLL 357 Topics in Spanish Language and Hispanic Literature and Film
Lucía López Vázquez, [email protected], American University in Bulgaria
This course centers on advanced study of particular aspects of the Spanish language, Hispanic literature, and film. It may focus on a study of a literary movement or period (such as magic realism or avant-garde), a specific genre (such as short stories, greguerías, tales or graphic novels); a theme (such as identity, travel, migrations, social changes, or representations of the city), a famous author (such as Federico Garcia Lorca, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, or Juan Jose Millas), or a famous film director (Pedro Almodovar, Benicio del Toro, or Juan Jose Campanella). [Expected enrollment: 8]
ARTS-243/LACS-200 Mixed Media Sculpture: Structures of Survival
Micaela Vivero, [email protected], Denison University
This cross listed course between Studio Art and Latin American and Caribbean Studies will focus on exploring, through the production of sculptures in a variety of materials, relationships between art and the world. We will be studying and responding to the “informal city,” or spontaneous urban settlements, specifically in the case of Latin America, through the production of sculptures in a variety of materials. [Expected enrollment: 18]
CHEM 542: Advanced Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds
Dr. Dildar Ahmed, [email protected], Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)
1D proton and C-13 NMR; chemical shifts, spin-spin couplings, NOE, DEPT and structure elucidation; basic concepts of 2D NMR, homo- and hetero-nuclear correlation spectroscopic techniques; electron impact and chemical ionization, field ionization, field desorption, HRMS; fast atom bombardment (FAB), plasma desorption, thermospray, electrospray mass spectra; fragmentation pattern of common functional groups; structure elucidation using mass spectrometry and other spectroscopic techniques. [Expected enrollment: 35]
PLSC 401 – International Political Economy
Shakila Noor Sindhu, [email protected], Forman Christian College, Lahore / Pakistan.
Phenomena that are both political and economic in nature, substantive issues, methodological and conceptual framework: rational choice theory. [Expected enrollment: 20 to 35]
EDUC 340 Early childhood Education
Syeda Khadija Burhan, [email protected], Forman Christian College
Covers the full spectrum of early childhood education from birth through age eight.
History, curriculum, program applications, and current trends and issues are examined. Course content is applicable to infant and toddler programs, preschool programs, kindergartens, and primary education. [Expected enrollment: 35]
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.