Learning goal, outcomes, rationale and implementation of Global Perspective.
Learning Goal: In today's interdependent world, college graduates need to work with people and communities from across the globe. This work will depend upon many factors, not the least of which is the understanding of a foreign language. Through the core curriculum, students will study and compare the social, economic, religious, and political structures of different global communities and cultures, and gain an understanding of the interdependence of these communities.
Learning Outcomes: Students will
- Analyze the process of globalization by using different theoretical perspectives and debates on a broad range of issues (including issues of dependence and interdependence); or
- Demonstrate an understanding of the world from a specific non-U.S. and non-Western European viewpoint.
Rationale (i.e., the intention of the proposed outcomes): Global Perspective can be understood in two different, but equally important, ways. First (as in outcome #1), it can be taken as a perspective that views the whole world at once (i.e., from a bird s eye perspective), focusing on the interdependence of multiple cultures in this global context. In this outcome, globalization is taken in its largest sense, as synonymous with the process of growing global interdependence. Second (as in outcome #2), it can be taken as a particular, non-Western perspective on the world in essence, a global diversity outcome. The former would include, for example, courses on global economics, the spread of cultural or artistic traditions across the globe, and properly-structured study-abroad experiences. The latter would include any number of courses in globally-diverse cultures and topics, such as African literature, Asian history, or Eastern religions. Students fulfill their Global Perspective requirement by completing an approved course or experience in either one of these two areas.
Implementation: Global Perspective courses must satisfy one of the two outcomes. All of the goals within Engaging the World respond to broad areas of concern that flow out of the Saint Mary s mission. Thus, students and faculty should have a wide degree of freedom (under the oversight of the Core Curriculum Committee) in seeking ways to explore these areas in the SMC curriculum. In particular, courses that fulfill the Global Perspective goals will often fulfill other goals, i.e., double-dipping is encouraged.
Proposal Evaluation and Recommendation Form: Used in determining 2013-14 Core. Global Perspective
Courses designated as fulfilling Global Perspective:
- Anthropology 1: Introducton to Social and Cultural Anthropology Proposal Syllabus
- Anthropology 5: Introduction to Archaelogy ProposalSyllabus
- Art History 2: Survey of Word Art: Africa, Asia and the Americas Proposal Syllabus
- Business Administration 10: Global Perspectives in Business and Society Proposal Syllabus
- French 10: Conversation-Composition Proposal Syllabus
- Global and Regional Studies 1: Introduction to Global and Regional Studies Proposal Syllabus
- History 1: World History to 1500 Proposal Syllabus
- History 2: World History 1500 to Present Proposal Syllabus
- History 118: The Victorian Empire Proposal Syllabus
- History 151: Women in Latin American History Proposal/Syllabus
- History 152: Revolution in Latin America Proposal Syllabus
- History 155: Latin America Environmental History Proposal/Syllabus
- History 162: Modern China Proposal Syllabus
- History 163: Ethnic Identities and Conflict in China Proposal Syllabus
- Liberal and Civic Studies 123: Modern Global Issues Proposal/Syllabus
- Performing Arts 181: Asian Dance Proposal Syllabus
- Spanish 9: Spanish for Spanish Speakers Proposal Syllabus
- Spanish 10: Conversation-Composition Proposal Syllabus
- Spanish 11: Introduction to Hispanic Literature Proposal Syllabus
- Spanish 140: Latin America Literature I Proposal Syllabus
- Spanish 141: Latin America Literature II Proposal Syllabus
- Spanish 161: Culture and Civilization of Latin America Proposal Syllabus
- Theology & Religious Studies 153: Eastern Religions Proposal Syllabus
- Theology & Religious Studies 154: Hinduism Proposal Syllabus
- Theology & Religious Studies 155: Buddhism Proposal Syllabus
- Theology & Religious Studies 156: Religions of India Proposal Syllabus
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