AbstractThis course focuses on the theories, issues, and debates related to promoting social justice and positive change. Students will analyze how current frameworks – including values, assumptions, and actions – maintain the economic, political, and cultural structures shaping our lives. They will also build competencies and skills to transform these structures...
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Usage NotesExcerpt, March 2012 Footnotes article ( http://www.asanet.org/footnotes/mar12/global.html)
"This course, "Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights," pairs Miami [of Ohio] students with students from various countries through Web-based tools. The 400-level course for undergraduate and graduate students was piloted in fall 2010; this fall...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will develop and exercise the ability to communicate and act respectfully across linguistic and cultural differences
- Students will explore and come to better understand their place and influence in the changing world
- Students gain the ability to identify and assess relationships among societies, institutions, and systems in terms of reciprocal – though not necessarily symmetrical – interactions, benefits, and costs.
- Students’ blog entries & responses to other students’ blogs reflect their ability to identify context, engage with others, & engage in critical reflection about materials & personal actions in ways that communicate knowledge of cultural difference.
- Students’ blog entries, responses, and their written products developed for either a case study or service learning project will demonstrate knowledge and ability to analyze how cultural, national, political and historical factors impact the world.
- Students working in teams across universities to develop specific projects which will identify the symmetrical interactions, benefits, and costs of specific institutional practices, systems, and issues.