Academic Course

Course Information

Students in the Global Village are expected to take an internationally themed course during their tenure in the Learning & Living Community. This course has traditionally focused on global issues and how they can be addressed in an ever increasingly connected world.

Call for Faculty Applications for Spring and Fall 2019

Overview:
The Center for Global Programs & Studies is seeking an interested faculty member to teach the companion course to the Global Village Living & Learning Community cohort of 24 students during either the Spring semester 2019 or Fall semester 2019. The selected faculty member will develop a curriculum aligned with the INS 130 (1.5 hr) course description, the Global Village student learning outcomes, and the goals of the Living & Learning Community. INS 130 (1.5 hr) will not be a part of the faculty member’s course load; instead, compensation will be in the form of a stipend. Enrollment in this course is limited to residents of the Global Village Living & Learning Community (LLC).

Course Description:
INS 130 Global Village Living and Learning Community (1.5 hr)
This course is designed to create discussion on issues of global citizenship for the Global Village Learning and Living Community. Students are exposed to a variety of ways to view global citizenship through a series of global competencies. This class is designed to be taken twice, once in the Fall semester and once in Spring semester.

For instructions and further details on how to apply, email Kara Rothberg at rothbekt@nullwfu.edu.

Course Descriptions & Faculty

  • Fall 2017

    Lead Faculty

    Dr. Alessandra Von Burg- Associate Professor of Communications, Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures

    Description

    The purpose of this course is to explore the history and theory of citizenship as a participatory and deliberative global practice. We focus on the role of discourse, invention, and imagination in the making of permanent citizens, long-term residents, newcomers, and our role as temporary citizens, along with the norms and rules that make each of these roles unique.

    The course emphasizes participatory and deliberative skills as part of the process in which communities are formed and citizens emerge as members, stressing unconventional examples of citizens who exist or struggle in unexplored geographical and metaphysical spaces, like beyond and in between Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, and the surrounding region, the United States as a nation, and the larger global context. Examples may include discourses around what we may consider ideal citizens locally, nationally, and globally; instances of creative and engaged citizenship; traditional and unconventional ways to bring about change; and unique contributions to Wake and the local, national, and global community.

  • Spring 2017

    Lead Faculty

    Dr. Kline Harrison- Associate Provost of Global Affairs

    Description

    This course is meant to analyze and explore global perspectives. The audience of this class is the Global Village Learning and Living community of Fall 2016. The purpose is to expose students to a variety of ways to view global citizenship. Three primary questions motive this class (How do I know? Who am I? and How do I relate to others?). In order to answer these questions, three domains, Cognitive, Intrapersonal, and Interpersonal, have been identified as lenses to understanding global perspectives. Within each domain are two core competencies (Cognitive: knowing and knowledge, Intrapersonal: identity and affect, and Interpersonal: social responsibility and social interactions). Each competency will be explored through two week modules conducted by professors across disciplines. After completing this course, students should be able to understand, articulate, and engage with the pluralistic development of our society.

    Guest Faculty

    Dr. Ron Von Burg- Assistant Professor of Communication

    Dr. Ana Iltis- Professor of Philosophy

    Dr. Tanaisha Ramachandran- Assistant Teaching Professor of Religion

  • Fall 2016

    Lead Faculty

    Dr. Kline Harrison- Associate Provost of Global Affairs

    Description

    This course is meant to analyze and explore global perspectives. The audience of this class is the Global Village Learning and Living community of Fall 2016. The purpose is to expose students to a variety of ways to view global citizenship. Three primary questions motive this class (How do I know? Who am I? and How do I relate to others?). In order to answer these questions, three domains, Cognitive, Intrapersonal, and Interpersonal, have been identified as lenses to understanding global perspectives. Within each domain are two core competencies (Cognitive: knowing and knowledge, Intrapersonal: identity and affect, and Interpersonal: social responsibility and social interactions). Each competency will be explored through two week modules conducted by professors across disciplines. After completing this course, students should be able to understand, articulate, and engage with the pluralistic development of our society.

    Guest Faculty

    Dr. Alessandra Von Burg- East Asian Languages & Cultures Department Chair

    Dr. Steve Folmar- Associate Chair of Anthropology Department

    Dr. Rebecca Thomas- Professor of German

    Dr. Lisa Kiang- Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Spring 2016

    Lead Faculty

    Dr. Kline Harrison- Associate Provost of Global Affairs

    Description

    This course is designed to create discussion on issues of global citizenship for the Global Village Learning and Living community. The purpose is to expose students to a variety of ways to view global citizenship. Five global competencies (Expression, Engagement, Discourse, Inquiry, and Connections) have been identified as lenses to understanding global citizenship. Each competency is explored through two week lecture series which are conducted by professors across disciplines. This class is designed to be taken twice, once in the Fall semester and once in Spring semester, by all members of the Global Village LLC. After completing this course, students should be able to understand, articulate, and engage in the many facets of global citizenship.

    Guest Faculty

    Dr. Paul Thacker- Anthropology Department Chair (Inquiry)

    Dr. Ian Taplin- Sociology Professor (Engagement)

    Dr. Simon Illesami- Religion Professor (Expression)

    Dr. Ron VonBurg- Communications Professor (Connections)

    Dr. Helga Welsh- Political Science Professor (Discourse)

  • Fall 2015

    Lead Faculty

    Dr. Kline Harrison- Associate Provost of Global Affairs

    Description

    This course is designed to create discussion on issues of global citizenship for the Global Village Learning and Living community. The purpose is to expose students to a variety of ways to view global citizenship. Five global competencies (Expression, Engagement, Discourse, Inquiry, and Connections) have been identified as lenses to understanding global citizenship. Each competency is explored through two week lecture series which are conducted by professors across disciplines. This class is designed to be taken twice, once in the Fall semester and once in Spring semester, by all members of the Global Village LLC. After completing this course, students should be able to understand, articulate, and engage in the many facets of global citizenship.

    Guest Faculty

    Dr. Tanaisha Ramachandran- Religion Professor (Expression)

    Dr. Mary Gerardy- Pro Humanitate Institute (Engagement)

    Dr. Alessandra Von Burg-Communications Professor (Inquiry)

    Dr. John Dalton-Economics Professor (Discourse)