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AY 2022 Global Classrooms

Academic Year 2021-22

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College of Arts and Sciences

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
CHIN 201 Chinese 201 Global Classroom Shanghai Ni Ou (Drexel University) Winter 2022, Spring 2022 East China Normal University, China
Course Description
CHIN 201 is designed to help students acquire further knowledge of Chinese language and continue to progress in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing by studying a variety of texts covering different aspects of daily life, simple academic subjects, Chinese customs and cultural practices. It will be taught in collaboration with students from East China Normal University (Shanghai, China) so as to establish a solid foundation for the practical use of the language.
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
CJS320 Comparative Justice Systems Jordan Hyatt (Drexel University) Spring Quarter 2022 St. Paul's University, Kenya
Course Description
Students will work in global teams comparing the role of justice systems in communities. This course offers students a transnational perspective on crime and justice institutions. As the world increasingly globalizes, it becomes increasingly important to understand how countries outside the United States undertake the processes of detecting crime, labeling people ¿criminal,¿ and adjudicating criminal offenders. Is there a common threshold in other countries for determining guilt? Is there a universal standard that governs the presumption or guilt or innocence at the onset of the criminal justice process? How many other countries still use the death penalty? These are questions the course will address in addition to others related to policing, courts, and corrections.
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
SPAN 202-001 Spanish 201-Spanish IV Celeste Mann (Drexel University) Winter 2022 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Course Description
The Global Classroom with UC-Santiago was originally designed by Dr. María de la Luz Matús-Mendoza, and is an interplay of art, technology and language. Intermediate students from Drexel who are learning Spanish, and students from Chile learning English, spend 4 weeks together in an enriched virtual exchange to develop their linguistic and intercultural competencies. The Global Classroom consists of 3 synchronous plenaries which include both classes, 4 weeks of small group online synchronous conversations in Spanish and English, and asynchronous dialogue journals written in both languages with feedback. In a group project on mural arts in both Philadelphia and Santiago, Chile, students showcase their presentation skills in the language they are learning and share art, culture and history, which results in provocative discussion in both languages.
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
SPAN 310-001; ESL 019-001 Chile Leading the Way: Diversity and Leadership Monserrat Bores Martinez (Drexel University) Summer Quarter 2022 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Course Description
During the Summer term, Drexel will be host to a group of participants in the Chile Leading the Way program from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. Over the five weeks of the visit, students in SPAN 310 will be working together with these Chilean students to converse on a variety of topics related to life and culture in Chile and the Spanish-speaking world. The Chilean students, who will be taking ESL 091: Diversity and Leadership, will also be interviewing the SPAN 310 students about their lives at Drexel and as students in the United States. Through these exchanges, students will gain linguistic and intercultural skills essential to prepare engaged citizen leaders. The Global Classroom will culminate in an intercultural reception during which students from both classes will present the products of their experience.
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
SPAN 420-001 The Language of Work II: A Global Approach Celeste Mann (Drexel University) Spring 2022 Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Sante Fe, Argentina
Course Description
Students will work in both Spanish and English for the Global Classroom. UNL students are business majors learning English. The project consists of two parts: 1. Students research and present information on an enterprise in their country, followed by Q&A. 2. Students participate in asynchronous mixed groups (both universities) to discuss and report on labor and workplace practices in each country, including salary, maternity/paternity leaves, taxes, schedules, job search preparation as well as cultural influences on workplace behavior.
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
CIVC 180; GST 231 Food and Land Security in Philadelphia Steve Deolph (Drexel University) Summer 2022 Plenitud, Puerto Rico
Course Description
In Philadelphia, food insecurity — lacking reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food — affects about one in six families. Rooted in structural inequity, land dispossession, and environmental racism, this condition has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic: studies indicate that among children the rate is closer to one in three. Although numerous programs address food and land insecurity at the individual or neighborhood level, few situate cultural preservation as their guiding framework. Fewer still place community agriculture at the center of their practice, and the pathway not just toward security, but sovereignty. In this course, we examine the root causes of food and land insecurity in our city and engage directly with community agriculture projects in Black and Latinx neighborhoods dedicated to fighting it. We also meet virtually with educators at Plenitud, an agro-ecological farm in rural Puerto Rico, to understand how economic and ecological imperialism distort the food system.

College of Engineering

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
AE 441/AE 541 Bio-Inspired Design Eugenia Victoria Ellis (Drexel University) Spring 2022 Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Course Description
This is a real-time Global Classroom that meets simultaneously in Philadelphia and Italy. The introduction of bio-informed sciences into engineering design is providing a new paradigm for design of the built environment to promote building occupant health and wellbeing. This course explains why designers and engineers need to consider relationships between the built environment and nature by providing the scientific and medical reasons behind the effects of the natural environment on human health and wellbeing. Through the case study model, students discover techniques to incorporate the natural environment into design of the built environment and translate this knowledge into new knowledge, inventions and design strategies.
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
MATE 410 Case Studies in Materials Antonios Zavaliangos Spring 2022 Institut National des sciences appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon), France
Course Description
Covers interaction of materials processing and design, materials selection, the design-failure interface, cost and capacity in manufacturing. Taught via case studies with students from INSA Lyon.

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
PA 547 Evidence Based Medicine for PAs Allison Rusgo and Adrian Banning (Drexel University) Winter 2022 Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB), Cameroon
Course Description
Students will discuss concepts related to critical appraisal of primary literature as well as practice forming PICO questions to search medical literature. Instructors will utilize a flipped classroom structure for lecture and then break-out Zoom rooms for collaborative conversation with instructor-lead prompts to students.
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
PA 547 Evidence Based Medicine for PAs Allison Rusgo and Adrian Banning (Drexel University) Winter 2022 Ulster University School of Medicine, Northern Ireland
Course Description
Students will discuss concepts related to guideline creation and application, research ethics and biases as well as public health concepts, comparing and contrasting the US versus Irish systems approach to the previous three topics. Instructors will utilize a flipped classroom structure for lecture and then break-out Zoom rooms for collaborative conversation with instructor-led prompts to students.
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
NURS838-900 Global Leadership Perspectives Susan Solecki and Theresa Fay-Hillier Spring 2022 McMaster University, Canada
Course Description
In this Global Classroom, students from Drexel and McMaster University will gain unique global perspectives, explore public health trends, share diverse cultural beliefs, and broaden and enhance leadership skills for practice, education, advocacy, and research regarding global health issues.
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Partner Universities
PA 544 Biopsychosocial Issues in Patient Care (BIPC) Adrian Banning University of Coventry, UK
Course Description
In this Global Classroom, students will share in an asynchronous padlet activity, introducing themselves, profession, major healthcare issues, they will then share a synchronous, live online learning experiences for one hour. Following that, students will return to the asynchronous padlet activity, debriefing and reflecting on what they learned.

Lebow College of Business

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
FIN 346 Global Financial Management Tricia Robak (Drexel University) Winter 2022; Spring 2022 Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
Course Description
Global financial management deals with Multinational Corporations (MNC) and how they anticipate cash flows values that are subject to change due to exchange rate changes. The financial manager of the MNC must understand the market for exchange rates and how they affect the cash flows to the corporation. The global classroom brings into consideration elements of trade, trade policy and trade restrictions. Also examined are the cultural impacts to working and living in locations where MCs operate.
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
BUS 102 Foundations of Business II Dana D'Angelo (Drexel University), Jodi Cataline (Drexel University) Winter 2022 University of Strathclyde, UK
Course Description
Students will work in a global team doing research and presenting in preparation for participation in the Drexel Student Conference on Global Challenges.
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
BUS T380 THINKING (A)BROAD – Global Project and Team Leadership Dana D'Angelo (Drexel University) Spring 2022 Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Course Description
Following an ICA, students will work in a global team doing research creating videos on “Living and Working In...” 9 different cities/regions around the globe based on a variety of dimensions.
Course# Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
BUS T350 THINKING (A)BROAD – Leadership and Followership in Balance for Organizations Dana D'Angelo (Drexel University) Spring 2022 Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay
Course Description
Students will work in global teams exploring cultural differences, stereotypes and markets from the cities and regions around, based on The Culture Map by Erin Myers and other materials.

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
BMES 455/585 Medical Technology Innovation Dr. Banu Onaral (Drexel University, Jamie Mak (Drexel University) Spring 2022 Ege University, Turkey and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Course Description
Medical Technology Innovation (MedTech) series of courses take learners on the innovation journey from ‘concept to commercialization’. The objective is to foster critical thinking mindset and practical skills in assessing medical innovation worldwide. Students are introduced to select case studies in academic translational research and start-up companies set on the pathway to commercialize first-in-kind medical solutions. They familiarize themselves with technology assessment, management review and commercialization due diligence methodology based on analysis criteria and evaluation standards established in the economic development and investment community worldwide.