How the Global Studies Institute 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.


Participants must complete online ISAI program and attend 4 of the following 8 seminars to earn the completion certificate

Global Public Health

Diplomacy and International/Area Studies

Working for U.S. and State Government in an International Capacity

Working for International Corporations

Perspectives on dealing with Multicultural Populations

Allied Health and Biology in a Global Context

Human Rights and Civil Rights

Study Abroad, Passports, and Scholarships Opportunities for Community College Students

 

$50 per participant — Scholarships Available for Alabama Community College Students




Jefferson State Global Studies Institute


This fifteen-module program with added seminars is an innovative, interactive program for Alabama students who wish to enhance their cultural competency and become a global scholar. This program was designed by the Institute of Study Abroad in association with Jefferson State Community College.


Course Lecturer


Dr. Niamh Hamill is the primary lecturer for this series of classes. Niamh is the Director of the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland and a lecturer in comparative Irish studies. She has a PhD in History from Drew University NJ and an M.A. in American Studies from University College Dublin.


Niamh is head of the academic department at ISAI and drafts the syllabi and curricula for visiting student groups. The syllabus for the Global Perspectives program was selected in consultation with academic colleagues across the U.S.A to maximise the development of cultural competency and critical thinking.

Guest Speakers


We have many interviews and chats with a range of experts, lecturers and guests who have first-hand knowledge and experience of our topics- this includes Dr. Paula Meehan, former Professor of Poetry Ireland (pictured), Professor Christine Kinealy, Quinnipiac University, Professor Liam Kennedy, Professor Diane Negra, UCD, Senator Eileen Flynn, Niall O'Dowd, Don Mullan, Úna-Minh Kavanagh, Femi Bankole, Ailbhe Smyth, Captain Bartley McFadden, John O'Connell, Rory Fallon, Conor Donnan, Syliva Rios& more. We also have site visits to many places of interest in Dublin, Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim & surrounds.

Seminars


Stacye Fraser Thompson is Coordinator of International Student Services at Jefferson State Community College. She will be coordinating eight seminars on the following topics;

Global Public Health

Diplomacy and International/Area Studies

Working for U.S. and State Government in an International Capacity

Working for International Corporations

Perspectives on dealing with Multicultural Populations

Allied Health and Biology in a Global Context

Human Rights and Civil Rights

Study Abroad, Passports, and Scholarships Opportunities for Community College Students



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 $50 total, which included assessment and certification. Scholarships are available for Alabama students. If you receive a scholarship you will receive a code. To enroll, please click the enroll button and follow instructions. The program begins on June 4 2021.

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Jefferson State Global Studies Institute - Global Perspectives Program

The Global Studies Institute program is designed to develop global competencies and internationalize your world views.

This 8 week program will offer Global Perspectives Through the Narratives of Ireland, which is a 15 module fully online course, and 8 seminars on

Global topics (participants must complete online ISAI program and attend 4 seminars to earn the certificate)


Global Public Health

Diplomacy and International/Area Studies

Working for U.S. and State Government in an International Capacity

Working for International Corporations

Perspectives on dealing with Multicultural Populations

Allied Health and Biology in a Global Context

Human Rights and Civil Rights

Study Abroad, Passports, and Scholarships Opportunities for Community College Students