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Course Syllabus

Course: GNST 1008

Division: Administrative Division
Department: Administration
Title: Global Inquiry Abroad

Semester Approved: Spring 2023
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2027
End Semester: Fall 2028

Catalog Description: This course provides students with a cultural and language experience in a foreign country. The course may be faculty-led, with a Snow College professor traveling with the students, or part of Snow College's partner universities reciprocal student exchange program. The course will be repeatable for credit, up to 3 credits.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1-5; Lecture: 0; Lab: 0

Prerequisites: Approval from Center for Global Engagement

Justification: Foreign experiences are essential to becoming a global citizen, as well as an educated person. Students often want to pursue study abroad while attending Snow College. This course will facilitate Snow College in meeting these students needs. Through agreements that the Center for Global Engagement has made, Snow College students may attend approved foreign colleges and universities while paying tuition at Snow College. Additionally, Snow College faculty-led trips can arrange for international exchange credit for travel learning with an academic component.

Student Learning Outcomes:
The student will gain a deeper awareness of another culture and a new perspective of their own in the process.
 This will be demonstrated in blogs, reflection journals, and/or a reflective pre/post project.

The student will increase their skills at intercultural awareness and communication.

 This will be demonstrated in blogs, reflection journals, and/or a reflective pre/post project.

The student will gain knowledge and awareness of a different country's history, language, and culture through study and engagement in another country.  This will be demonstrated in blogs, reflection journals, and/or a reflective pre/post project.

The goal of global education is to help participants engage in their learning within the context of the culture they will be in while abroad. Global inquiry course content will vary, depending on the course topic and geographic location. Faculty led courses will promote experiential learning and global awareness in countries outside of the United States.

Key Performance Indicators:
Reflective journal entries or blogs

Experience reflective portfolio/capstone project

Reflective blogs or journal entries 30 to 70%

Experiential reflective portfolio/capstone project 30 to 70%

Pedagogy Statement:
This is primarily experiential learning. Students will travel to and from the country independently and enroll in courses and immerse themselves in the culture and language. They will correspond with faculty on assignments and experiences.This global course consists of faculty and students representing diverse cultural, linguistic, and background knowledge which serves as a resource, strength, and benefit. All students are welcomed to share their unique backgrounds and experiences while discussing diverse global topics with personal insights. Moreover, various learning needs of all students, regardless of their age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, sexuality, and socioeconomic status are acknowledged and accommodated through uses of various types of teaching methods, learning activities, and modes of evaluation. The world if full of different people and perspectives and this course is designed with engaged learning open to these voices.

Instructional Mediums:

Maximum Class Size: 15
Optimum Class Size: 5