Global Education Learning Community
The Global Education Learning Community provides an opportunity for students with an international interest including but not limited to, international studies, international relations and studying abroad the co-curricular support of peers, faculty and staff. This interdisciplinary program is designed to give students specialized and general global knowledge, significant international experience, and exposure to University resources that cater to international interests. This LC is for students who have and appreciate a global perspective!
Students in the Global Education LC will learn:
• how to appreciate diversity from historical and current perspectives
• how to take advantage of internationally focused events and resources on campus and in the St. Louis community
• how to think critically and reflectively about their global knowledge and understanding
Global Education Previous Programs:
During the 2011-2012 academic year the Global Education LC attended many exclusive programs together. These programs were designed by the Global Education LC faculty to enhance their classroom curriculum. These programs were free to Global Education LC students. While these programs often change from year to year, this list of programs should give you a better idea of the kinds of events you can attend with your LC.
- The Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens
- International Film Screening of "Persepolis" followed by dinner
- International Food Crawl at the Delmar Loop in St. Louis followed by bowling
- Bollywood Movie Night on campus
Global Education LC Courses:
Student in each learning community must take all of the courses in a cohort
HRTS 1100 Introduction to Human Rights
Introduces students to the philosophic and political background of the concept of human rights. Discusses important documents as part of the history of the development of human rights theories. Examines important issues in current political and ethical debates about human rights.
INTL 1500 The World System
Examines the origin and evolution of the current world system. The course explores the political, cultural, technological, social, and economic forces that have shaped world history from 1500 until the present.
FRSH 1200 Beyond Borders: Culture and Identity
In this course, students will search together through the disciplines of anthropology and sociology, religious studies, history, political science, and intercultural communication to discover the many dimensions that create “culture.” Students will also examine the intersections of history and cultural change, debate “truth” in fiction, and discuss the concept of the “other” in relation to our own cultural and personal paradigms.