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)
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
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)
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
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.