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Current Global Classroom Courses

Academic Year 2020-21

College of Arts and Sciences  

CHINESE IV

Course Number and Section: CHIN201, TR 6-7:50PM

This course includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice, with a focus on cultural competency and conversational skills. Builds on CHIN 103.

Partner University: East China Normal University

Through various kinds of communication, students will use their second language to communicate with native speaker and learn about the language and the Chinese culture. 
Faculty Instructor: Professor Ni Ou 

 

College of Engineering 

Bio-inspired Design
Course Number and Section: AE T480
Time Offered: Wednesday 9:00-11:50am – spring term

Partner University: Politecnico di Milano

This is a synchronous Global Classroom that meets simultaneously in Philadelphia and Milan, Italy. This course introduces bio-informed sciences into engineering design to help students develop engineering strategies for the built environment to promote human health and wellbeing. Topics covered include neuroscience, photobiology, biomimicry, biophilia, and chronobiology. Work in this course simulates the profession where multidisciplinary experts from a variety of backgrounds come together to engineer solutions for the built environment. The objective is to simulate the real-world international engineering practice.

Faculty Instructor: Eugenia Victoria Ellis (Drexel)/Giuliana Iannaccone (PoliMi) 

 

Risk Assessment

Course Number and Section: ENVE 727

During January through March of 2021, Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA, The Energy and Resources Institute in Delhi India, and at the Military Institute of Science and Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh will jointly offer a Global Classroom in Risk Assessment. As part of this Global Classroom, students will work on an cross-institutional team on a risk assessment project. Possible topics include risk of COVID-19 transmission in common settings such as classrooms and public transit, identification of systemic risks of structural failures based on historical case studies, financial risks of coastal flooding under climate change, financial risk of building electrification as a climate change mitigation strategy, and health risks from halo-acetic acids formed as disinfection byproducts in drinking water. Student groups engage in both synchronous and asynchronous collaborations to understand risks and identify suitable risk reduction strategies.

Faculty Instructor: Patrick Gurian

 

Lebow College of Business

 

Foundations of Business II

Course Number and Section: BUSN102 12H

Time Offered: MW 10-12

Partner University: University of Strathclyde

Students will work in a global team doing research and presenting in preparation for participation in the Drexel Student Conference on Global Challenges (this year’s theme is “Disaster”). 

Faculty Instructor: Dana D’Angelo

  

 

Foundations of Business II

Course Number and Section: BUSN102 12H

Time Offered: MW 12-2pm

Partner University: University of Strathclyde

Students will work in a global team doing research and presenting in preparation for participation in the Drexel Student Conference on Global Challenges (this year’s theme is “Disaster”). 

Faculty Instructor: Dana D’Angelo



Foundations of Business II

Course Number and Section: BUSN102 11H

Time Offered: MW 10-12

Partner University: University of Strathclyde

Students will work in a global team doing research and presenting in preparation for participation in the Drexel Student Conference on Global Challenges (this year’s theme is “Disaster”). 

Faculty Instructor: Jodi Cataline

 

 

Foundations of Business II 

Course Number and Section: BUSN102 13H

Time Offered:

MW 12-2

Partner University: University of Strathclyde

Students will work in a global team doing research and presenting in preparation for participation in the Drexel Student Conference on Global Challenges (this year’s theme is “Disaster”). 

Faculty Instructor: Jodi Cataline

 

 

Global Financial Management

Course Number and Section: FIN 346-130

Remote Synchronous, W, 8-9:50am

Course Description: Examines the investment and financing strategies of multinational corporations. Covers topics including capital acquisition in the international environment, international investment borrowing, international corporate restructuring, currency swaps and recapitalizations, hedging techniques, and international risk-management instruments.

Partner University: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Students will participate in a debate simulation where each group represents a stakeholder in the US China Trade War. Students must take on the stance of their stakeholder and defend their position during a live virtual debate among stakeholder attempting to arrive at a resolution.

Faculty Instructor: Tricia Robak

 

Business of Sport

Course Number and Section: SMT110

Remote

Partner University: Brunel University, United Kingdom

Drexel and Brunel students will be broken in teams within their own classes and given background information on the toll that COVID has taken around the world as well as on their respective nation’s collective sport industry. Then, each group will be assigned a unique issue to research based on the intro reading and propose a potential solution. Both classes will come together about a week after for a live session. During the live session, each instructor will provide a brief overview of the sport structure in their respective nation, and give a brief lecture on COVID’s impact on sport in that country. After both lectures conclude, student groups from both classes will present their findings and proposed solution for their assigned US and UK issues. At the end of all the presentations, both classes will vote for their top UK and US presentation and proposed solution to the unique issue. The winning group may even receive a prize. 

Faculty Instructor: Jeffrey Levine

 

Pennoni Honors College

    

Climate Action 

Hybrid synchronous, W 10-10:50am

Partner University: Politecnico di Milano, Italy 

Drexel University is a permanent observer to the United Nationals Framework Convention for Climate Change, Conference of Parties (the major UN Climate Change Conference). Each year, Drexel sends a small delegation of faculty and students to attend the COP proceedings to learn more about global climate action and participation in panels and discussions about research and policy.This Great Works Symposium will highlight the status of the UNFCCC since the Paris Accords, featuring bi-weekly guest speakers who are experts in climate change and policy and have attend COP events as well as university partners in Italy and Chile, culminating in the submission of a proposal for students to present research at the Office of Global Engagement's Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges: Disaster in May.

Students will participate in a module working with students from Politecnico di Milano, Italy to discuss solutions in city communities. 

Faculty Instructor: Adam Zahn

  


Exploring Leadership Through Cinema and Sites in Prague

Course Number and Section: HNRS301 010, 10-12 and online

Partner University: Prague University of Economics and Business

Students will work in teams exploring cultural stereotypes and leadership styles based on cultures.  They will then develop ideas for approaches to strategies based on a case study.

Faculty Instructor: Dana D’Angelo


 

 

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

 

Medical Innovation Technology II

Course Number and Section and CRN: BMES T580, Section 002, CRN 26324 / BMES T280, Section 001, CRN: 26323
Time Offered:  MW 8:00am-9:20am Winter 20-21

This case-study based course will be offered in an interactive panel format with members from regional innovation ecosystem in Philadelphia, USA, Shanghai, China, Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey in partnership with universities in China and Turkey with long standing relationships with Drexel University. Students will gain: experience in technology assessment, management review and commercialization due diligence, familiarity and access to local and global medtech innovation ecosystem, mentorship by global medtech innovators and entrepreneurs, future cooperative education (co-op) and career opportunities

Faculty Instructor:  Banu Onaral

Faculty Co-Instructor: Jamie Mak