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AY 2023 Global Classrooms

Academic Year 2022-23

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College of Arts and Sciences

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
ANT 101/GST 101 Introduction to Cultural Diversity Simone Schlichting-Artur and William Albertson (Drexel University) Fall quarter English Language Center, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
Course Description
This learning community brings together students from Global Studies/Anthropology and a multicultural cohort of visiting international students from the English Language Center. Students meet face-to-face to grapple with a variety of challenging and interculturally relevant topics concerning cultural identity, diversity, and equity. They will collaborate on a culminating project to explore their common values and beliefs using art as a form of expression.

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
CHIN 201 Chinese 201 Global Classroom Shanghai Ni Ou (Drexel University) Fall Quarter East China Normal University, China
Course Description
This Global Classroom will enable students to use their second language to communicate with native speakers. Through the various kinds of communication, students can learn about information that was not included in the textbooks, enhance cultural awareness, and improve the ability of critical thinking.

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner 
FREN 350 West Africa to West Philly Parfait Kouacou (Drexel University) Fall quarter Philadelphia Africa Diaspora, USA
Course Description
West Philadelphia, home to Drexel University, shelters the majority of West African immigrants to Philadelphia. The community is an integral part of Philadelphia's social, economic and cultural landscape, yet its legacy is barely known to the public. In this course, students will learn about the multi-layered heritage of this community; in particular the heritage originally transmitted orally, distorted when it was first consigned to print by French colonizers, and recently reinvented through films and animated films. This is a community-based hybrid course in which students connect and discuss (virtually) with members of the African community (in Philadelphia and abroad) on a journey through the myths, epics and legends that shape some West African cultures. The course challenges an understanding of global historical processes, in which non-Westerners are described as receivers of civilization. Students will also explore how the oral traditions of West Africa, far from being a parochial method of record keeping, constitute an aesthetic of knowledge production and dissemination with direct relevance to contemporary global culture. This course is taught in French.

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
SPAN 202-001 Spanish V Celeste Mann (Drexel University) Winter Quarter Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Course Description
In this Global Classroom students from Drexel, learning Spanish, meet in person with students from UC-Santiago who are studying English at Drexel. Specially chosen Chilean students travel to Drexel for 4-5 weeks to study at the ELC (English Language Center). In tandem with their English classes, they meet weekly with Drexel students in small groups to converse in English and Spanish. Drexel students may also join the Chilean students on optional trips and in events in Philadelphia and nearby cities. Together, Drexel and UC students reflect on their linguistic and cultural experiences in a bilingual plenary before the students return to Chile.

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
SPAN 430-001 Food, Language and Migration Maria de la luz Matus-Mendoza (Drexel University) Spring Quarter Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Course Description
SPAN 430 will interact with students of an Anthropology to examine how food and language interact in public spaces and compare the different meaning that food might embody. The class will rely on linguistic landscapes to deepen their understanding on the semiotic signs that food embody.

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
PSCI 110 American Government Richardson Dilworth (Drexel University) Fall Quarter University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Course Description
This Global Classroom will introduce students to the American political system, with a special focus on comparisons to European political systems, especially the UK.
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
PSY 150-900 Introduction to Social Psychology Maureen Gibney (Drexel University) Fall Quarter Technological University of the Shannon, Midlands Midwest, Ireland 
Course Description
This global classroom will introduce students to foundational theoretical and research perspectives in social psychology. Through sharing discussion board topics, students in both university classes will be able to appreciate how and why people feel, think, and behave in social situations. 

College of Engineering

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
AE 440/AE 540/WEST T480/ARCH T480 Responsive Urban Environments Eugenia Victoria Ellis (Drexel University) Fall Quarter Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Course Description
This is a real-time Global Classroom that meets simultaneously in Philadelphia and Milan, Italy. The Responsive Urban Environment (RUE) looks at the city through the lens of ecosystem management. RUE considers the city as a complex network of interrelated systems that rely on each other to maintain system balance. RUE helps students understand the close relationship between the engineering design choices that take place at the scale of the building and neighborhood to the environmental impacts that occur at the wider scale of the urban level.

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
AE 441/AE 541/WEST T480/ARCH T480 Bio-Inspired Design Eugenia Victoria Ellis (Drexel University) Spring Quarter  Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Course Description
The introduction of bio-informed sciences into engineering design is providing a new paradigm for the 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 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.

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
NURS838 Global Leadership Perspectives Susan Solecki and Theresa Fay-Hillier Spring Quarter  McMaster University, Canada
Course Description
This course is designed to broaden and enhance leadership skills for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student through a global experience in another country aligned with the DNP Essentials. Cultivating an understanding of global health offers a unique opportunity to enrich and prepare future doctoral nursing leaders for responding to current and future global health care needs in diverse settings. Fostering intercultural relationships, while comparing and contrasting society and health care systems in another country, will deepen an intercultural perspective.

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
PA 547 Evidence Based Medicine for PAs Allison Rusgo and Robert O’Brien (Drexel University) Winter Quarter Ulster University School of Medicine, Northern Ireland
Course Description
This Global Classroom will be a collaborative effort with faculty from Ulster University to identify, examine, and discuss the nuances between the United Kingdom and the United States public health systems. This course will help future practitioners understand their role in a broader healthcare system to help promote efficient and empathetic care.

Lebow College of Business

Course# Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
BUS 101-011 and 012 Foundations of Business I Dana D'Angelo and Jodi Cataline (Drexel University) Fall Quarter Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Course# Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
BUS 101-013 Foundations of Business I Dana D'Angelo and Jodi Cataline (Drexel University) Fall Quarter Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Course# Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
BUS 101-014 Foundations of Business I Dana D'Angelo and Jodi Cataline (Drexel University) Fall Quarter University of Strathclyde, UK
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
BUS 102 Foundations of Business II Dana D'Angelo and Jodi Cataline (Drexel University) Winter Quarter TBD
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
INTB 200 International Business Eydis Olsen-Robinson (Drexel University) Fall Quarter  Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB), Cameroon

Westphal College of Media and Arts and Designs

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
ARTH 300/530 History of Modern Design Joseph Larnerd (Drexel University) Fall Quarter Australian College of the Arts, Melbourne (Collarts), Australia
Course Description
Drexel students and students in Professor Jenni Woods's "Design Movements" class at Collarts will conceptualize, research, workshop, and write new entries for The Museum of Where We Are (MoWWA), a virtual museum devoted to studying the lived experiences of everyday design. This quarter, student work will also appear in an exhibition at the James E. Marks Intercultural Center with the support of the Center as well as the Drexel Founding Collection. 
Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
EAM 340 Artist Representation and Management Jeanne McHale Waite (Drexel University) Spring Quarter Australian College of the Arts, Melbourne (Collarts), Australia
Course Description
This Global Classroom partners with the Entertainment Management Program at Collarts (College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia) to give an introduction to artist representation in the entertainment, music and media industries. It will cover all aspects of representation including client selection, career management and strategy for artists, agent/managers’ roles and managing your career. The course provides a current, international perspective on artist representation conceptually, practically and politically.

Pennoni Honors College

Course # Course Title Faculty Instructors Section Partner Universities
HNRS T380-150
Project Just (ice) Cities
Cyndi Rickards(Drexel University) Fall Quarter Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
Course Description
Americans, now more than ever, have been forced to reckon with a history of injustice which has manifest in broad structural inequality. Within this course we will explore the social structures, or agents of justice, (e.g.: employment, immigration, race, education, health care, housing) which support healthy communities or perpetuate injustice. Students will discern their position and place in our community ecosystem while engaging with course themes.

 Each week students will apply course material and connect with our global partners in Amsterdam to educate one another about our city’s state of justice. Students will compare the policies, applications of social justice in their communities and ultimately craft a social policy recommendation.

 This course offers students an opportunity to learn about our city, analyze issues of justice, and explore the lived experiences of those in our city. The relationship with our global partners provides not only an inter-cultural experience but, also an opportunity to gain the critical skill of developing different communication styles ​​to work together effectively and respectfully in a diverse team.

 We will begin our course partnership by welcoming our Dutch colleagues here in Philadelphia during the first week of the course. Dutch and American students will begin their shared learning by visiting social institutions and engaging in course lectures.  There is an optional travel opportunity to meet with our University of Amsterdam partners in an International Course Abroad (ICA) at the conclusion of the course in December. Students will engage in lectures and tour the very agents of justice we analyzed all term (e.g., education, housing, employment, healthcare, social services) while experiencing the city of Amsterdam with our partners.