Why take this course?


This fifteen-module course is an innovative, interactive program for university students who wish to develop their cultural competency and global awareness. It is a focused course to internationalize, to develop critical and comparative thinking, and enhance the student resume with these important professional skills.


How the Global Perspectives Program works


The Global Perspectives program uses the history and culture of Ireland, past and present, as a platform for an intensive comparative study across the disciplines of history, literature, social justice, environment and sustainability, business, politics, social studies and leisure. The program consists of 15 modules, and each module includes a lecture on a specific topic, guest contributions, site visits and a guide to class assignments. Assignments are short, easy, and done on your smart phone, in the form of short video uploads. In the course of this program, you will learn a lot about a very different culture- but you will also see how much we have in common.


Learn about our shared narratives


Ireland's multifaceted history includes narratives of colonization, displacement, emigration, civil rights movements, conflict resolution, peace building and the challenge of building better in the 21st century. All of these events provide us with excellent material for comparative and critical thinking about ourselves, our community, and our past, present and future

Empathy, Cultural Competency and Knowledge


Each of the modules in this course are based on core values of empathy, cultural awareness, social justice and environmental responsibility. Students engage with each of the classes through creative assignments that will develop intercultural skills and global experiences. These are invaluable tools to take with on your future or current career path, but more importantly, make you a more informed and educated world citizen.

Global Learning - a small step to the world


You may not yet have had the opportunity to travel or study abroad, but we hope that this program will encourage you to consider it. The world is full of exciting and interesting places and people. Ireland is a tiny example of all that happens outside of your country, and it will provide you with a friendly introduction into things we have in common, and the differences in our cultures. This is the beginning of a beautiful adventure!

Syllabus


  Module 1. Introduction to the Global Perspectives Program
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  Module 2. 'We All Come From Somewhere' History and Identity
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  Module 3. 'Myth and Magic' - Folklore and Tradition.
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  Module 4. ‘ A Stranger in my own land’ Clearances and Colonization
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  Module 5. ‘A Modest Proposal’ Addressing Poverty and Migration
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  Module 6. ‘Mná na hÉireann- The Women of Ireland
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  Module 7. ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ – Civil Rights Campaigns in USA and Ireland
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  Module 8. ‘When Hope and History Rhyme’ – The Northern Ireland Peace Process
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  Half Time Check-in
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  Module 9. ‘Taking Care of Business’ 21 Century Ireland in the Global Economy
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  Module 10. ‘The Lighting of a Fire’ - Ireland and Education
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  Module 11. ‘Gods Make their own Importance’ – Irish Literature
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  Module 12. 'What's the Craic?' Arts and Leisure in Modern Ireland
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  Module 13. ‘The meat of the buffalo’ Global Networks and International Allies.
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  Module 14. ‘Impossible, until it’s done.’ Advocacy and Activism
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  Module 15. ‘On the Road’ Educational and Cultural Travel
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Course Fees

The fee for each individual to do this program is discounted to $50 total, which included assessment and certification. If you have a code to enroll, please click the enroll button, add the code and you will gain access to the program.

$150

Alvin Community College Global Perspectives Program

PLEASE USE YOUR COUPON CODE

If you have registered for this course with Alvin Community College for Fall 2021, you do not need to pay a course fee. You will be given a coupon code and you should do the following;

1: Click 'Enroll here' blue button

2: A window will appear at the top of your screen with a box to enter your coupon code.

3: Enter your code and click 'Apply now'

4: The fee box will change to zero, and you will only have to enter your name and email to enroll.

Problems? email [email protected]


Payment


This course has been sponsored by the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland for students from Alvin Community College by the Consulate of Ireland in Austin, Texas. No fee is required for students who are registering from Alvin College. You should have a coupon code that will bypass the pay area when you click 'Enroll Here'

If you are registered for this course but do not have an access link, please email [email protected] for support.


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