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Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008


, KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 15,2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: ISP PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Dr. Janaki N. Tschannerl 358-2509 jtschann@keene.edu PROPOSED ACTION: Course Addition CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: NONE PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: II 375 Globalization: Dissenting Voices Short title: Globalization PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: An interdisciplinary examination of globalization, drawing from the fields of sociology, history, economics and politics. Students will critically examine the current forms of globalization by studying underlying theories and practices found in international organizations and corporate entities and assess how cultural activities may solidify or resist the directions of globalization. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Fall, Spring LEARNING OUTCOMES: COURSE OUTCOMES Students will be able to articulate, discuss and write about the core concepts and link them to current policy practices. They will pose questions about the process of globalization, and the objectives and actions of this process. They will critically examine the meanings of issues such as ethnicity, race, “tribe”, caste, class, religious belief systems, and gender, and analyze the divisiveness of these concepts. They will assess how cultural activities may solidify or resist the directions of globalization. INTERDISCIPLINARY OUTCOMES Students will be able to: • examine national and international issues through artistic, philosophical, cultural, scientific, technological, economic, social and political lenses • assess their own roles and responsibilities as members of diverse communities • connect their own individual cultural knowledge to that of other groups in the world. SKILLS OUTCOMES Students will be able to: • Reading: Select information relevant to a purpose • Writing: Develop complex positions or arguments through writing • Critical Thinking: Develop analytical arguments and discuss complex arguments through oral presentations. Diversity Students will be able to: • recognize how differences shape approaches to identity, knowledge and power. GLOBAL ISSUES Students will be able to: • demonstrate a commitment to analyzing and/or solving global issues. RATIONALE: This 300 level course will be offered in the form of a seminar. Through extensive readings of an interdisciplinary nature, the course will provide students with knowledge about the global and social world, and the links to their own lives. Class work includes discussions, presentations, and papers and also draws on description and reflections of experiences. The students will obtain historical, economic, political and sociological knowledge of globalization which they have not previously encountered. RESOURCES: Janaki Tschannerl has already taught this course. She brings her interdisciplinary interest and expertise. ADVISORY OPINIONS: From: Walsh, Peggy Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 7:14 PM To: Hottinger, Sara Subject: RE: II 375 advisory opinion Sociology/Anthropology vote to support this course, II 375 7 Yes/ 0 No via email and earlier discussion. Dr. Margaret Walsh Associate Professor of Sociology Co-Chair of Centennial Celebration Keene State College Keene, NH 03435-3400 mwalsh@keene.edu 603.358.2905 "Creating a World of Possibilities" SIGNATURE PAGE 2008-2009 1. Sponsoring Program: _________________________ Chair Signature: _______________________ For ___ Against ___ Abstain___ Absent ___ Date _____________ 2. Advisory Opinions: List the names of the affected departments and include department responses. 3. Dean: Comment: Approved____ Not Approved____ Signature: _________ Date ________ 4. School Curriculum Committee or the Interdisciplinary ISP Subcommittee: Comment: For . 4 Against . 0 Abstain . 0 Absent . 3 Chair: Sara Hottinger Date . 10/7/08 . 5. Senate Curriculum Committee: Comment: For ___ Against___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: __________________________Date _________ 6. Keene State College Senate: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: ____________________________ Date ________ 7. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Approved___ Not Approved____ Information___ Signature: _____________________Date ________ 8. President: Approved___ Not Approved___ Information___ Signature: ______________________Date ________


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