Content varies from quarter to quarter.
Ease of communication and travel are only two of the important factors that have contributed to the rise of global citizenship. Other elements include greater education and the increasingly global financial system. This course looks at the emergence of global citizenship as part of a larger dynamic: the movement towards a trans-national, borderless world, yet one bounded within the domains of the nation-state. We are more global yet more national at the same time. Itís nation-branding versus global citizenship. We study this evolution and analyze it from a variety of angels: social, political, cultural, and gender-related.
Student learning goals
1. STUDENTS SHOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE IN DISCUSSING, ASSESSING AND CRITIQUING VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF THE IMAGE-BASED MODERN CIVILIZATION.
2. DEVELOP CRITICAL THINKING, VERBAL AND WRITING SKILLS PERTINENT TO EXPRESSING QUALIFIED ARGUMENTS WITH EVIDENCE TO BACK THEM UP.
3. THINKING 'ECUMENICALLY' AND 'HOLISTICALLY' ON THE IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON DEMOCRACY.
4. ACQUIRING TRANSFERABLE SKILLS PERTINENT TO FURTHER ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
General method of instruction
USE OF THE "SALON" METHOD INVOLVING CLASS DISCUSSION, STUDENT PRESENTATION AND LECTURE WITHIN SPECIFIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES.
COMPLETE ASSIGNED READINGS.
Class assignments and grading
WEEKLY READINGS AND EVALUATION THROUGH DISCUSSION, PAPERS AND EXAMS.
ACCORDING TO THE ABILITY TO DISCERN KEY CONCEPTS AND ANALYZE KEY TRENDS.