This course is for students enrolled in the College Unbound program. The course examines immigration, diaspora and human rights in the context of the student's community. A pre-arranged student project will continue into this course and developed through required readings, themes of globalization and diaspora, and community impact.
Enrollment in Charter Oak’s partnership program with College Unbound. Completion of Cornerstone Course. The College Unbound program is a competency-based program that is a hybrid of on-site cohort support/online course system.With that, course materials are delivered online, but students are frequently asked to engage with fellow students and their communities’ in-person.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Examine and demonstrate how their project has been affected by globalization, immigration, and diaspora;
- Access meaningful information related to their project (qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic) connected to Global Studies in their own community;
- Integrate what they have learned into a Statement of Global Belonging;
- Develop Lifelong Learning competencies in accordance with the College Unbound rubric.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Project Development with Global Lens
Weekly Writings and Written Reflections
Statement of Global Belonging
- Myles Horton & Paolo Freire, We Make the Road by Walking
- Packer, "How Susie Bayer's T-Shirt..."; NPR Series, "World in a T-Shirt"
- Universal Declaration on Human Rights
- Tharoor, "Are Human Rights Universal"
- Illich, "To Hell With Good Intentions"
- Kennedy, "Special Message to Congress on the Peace Corps"
- Aronson, "Introduction to Systems Thinking"
Readings and Exercises
Connecting: Citizens of the City, Citizens of the World
Sharing Your Project
Acting and Enacting
Bringing It All Together
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.