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PUB 300: Globalization and Community

Course Description

The course will focus on immigration, diaspora, and human rights in the context of the student's community. A prearranged student project will continue into this course and develop through required readings on themes of globalization, diaspora, and community impact. This course can only be taken by students in the College Unbound Program. (3 credits)

Prerequisites

  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Examine and demonstrate how their project has been affected by globalization, immigration, and diaspora;
  2. Access meaningful information related to their project (qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic) connected to Global Studies in their own community;
  3. Integrate what they have learned into a Statement of Global Belonging;
  4. Develop Lifelong Learning competencies in accordance with the College Unbound rubric.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Weight

Project Development with Global Lens

35%

Weekly Writings and Written Reflections

30%

Statement of Global Belonging

15%

Public Exhibition

20%

Total

 

Required Texts

  • 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"

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1-4

Connecting: Citizens of the City, Citizens of the World

  • Kristof, "DIY Foreign Aid Revolution"
  • Ghonim, "Inside the Egyptian Revolution"
  • "Dr. Farmer's Remedy"
  • Camila Vallejo, the World's Most Glamorous Revolutionary"
  • Myles Horton & Paolo Freire, We Make the World by Walking
  • Participate in Discussion Boards

2

1-4

Experiencing

  • Friedman, "It's Flat World After All"
  • Appiah, "The Case for Contamination"
  • Watson, "McDonald's in Hong Kong"
  • Fischer, "Flat World Lessons"
  • Keohane & Nye, "Globalization"
  • Sen, "How to Judge Globalism"
  • Stiglitz, "Making Globalization Work"
  • Croucher, Globalization & Belonging
  • Participate in Discussion Boards

3

1-4

Defining

  • Berry, "Conserving Communities"
  • Ohmae, "The End of the Nation State"
  • Esteva & Prakash, "From Global to Local"
  • Participate in Discussion Boards

4

1-3

Systems Thinking

  • Atkisson, "It's the System"
  • Meadows, "Places to Intervene in the System"
  • Aronson, "Introduction to Systems Thinking"
  • Quinn, "The New Renaissance"
  • Participate in Discussion Boards

5

1-4

Changing Systems

  • Packer, "How Susie Bayer's T-Shirt..."
  • NPR Series, "World in a T-Shirt"
  • Participate in Discussion Boards

6

1-3

Sharing Your Project

  • Plumpy'Nut Case Studies
  • Participate in Discussion Boards

7

1-2

Acting and Enacting

  • Alinsky, "Community Traditions" from Reveille for Radicals
  • Intro, Culture and Public Action
  • Participate in Discussion Boards

8

1-4

Bringing It All Together

  • Illich, "To Hell With Good Intentions"
  • Kennedy, "Special Message to Congress on the Peace Corps"
  • Participate in Discussion Boards
  • Public Exhibitions of Work - Post Recorded Presentation
  • Comment on Classmates' Presentation Videos

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