Welcome to Ireland


This sixteen-module program is an innovative, interactive program for NWTC students wishing to improve cultural competency and global awareness. This program was designed by the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland for NWTC and it is for students who recognize that experience of other cultures, and knowledge of international perspectives is a very valuable skillset for career advancement.

How the Global Perspectives Program works


The NWTC Global Perspectives Professional Development 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, with a class lecture, a related assignment, and a resource list relevant to each topic. The final module includes a class on professional development and resumé preparation, to maximise the benefit of taking this course.


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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  Module 16 Professional Development (Live Class) - this will be timetabled towards the end of the course
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Course Fees

Please note- Students from NWTC who have already registered- please just hit the 'Enroll Now' button and then enter your code into the 'Coupon Code' window which will appeare.

You will not be billed once you use your code. Any problems- please email us [email protected]


$50

NWTC Global Perspectives & Professional Development

A 16 module & seminar program to develop cultural competency and global awareness

NWTC students- you should have a code to register for this course- please do not pay any money on this site. If you do not have a code, email [email protected] for assistance.


This course is administered by the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland in partnership with Northeastern Wisconsin Community College