General Education Course Approval Request
Foundations in Global Citizenship
 

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Is this course WAC-certified? 

Are multiple sections offered?     If yes, is there a common syllabus? 

If there is no common syllabus, how will the department/program maintain consistency of content and objectives?


Foundations in Global Citizenship description: FAU students live in an increasingly diverse region.  They also live in a world in which individuals, societies, and governments are becoming more and more interconnected.  To succeed in this interconnected world, students must have an understanding of diverse cultures and inherited traditions; they must be able to communicate across these diverse cultures; they must understand why societies make the choices that they make; and they must have an awareness of how their actions affect others. 

Courses that meet this requirement examine aspects of the diverse human experience (inclusive of issues of race, ethnicity, and gender), leading to a better understanding of ourselves and of people from other cultural traditions.  Students will select courses from the following areas, one of which must be from the global perspectives category:

1. Western identities
2.
Global perspectives

The course deals with:


Learning objectives are associated with each category of the General Education Curriculum.  For each learning objective listed below, please:
1. Describe how the course will meet the learning objectives; and
2. State where each learning objective will be evidenced (e.g., examples of paper topics, questions on exams, syllabus).  Please be as concrete as possible.

Learning objective #1:  Students will demonstrate an understanding of different individual, cultural, and national identities.
 

How will the course meet this objective?


Where will the learning objective be evidenced?


Learning objective #2:  Students will
demonstrate an understanding of the economic, political, environmental, and/or social processes that influence human action/interaction.


How will the course meet this objective?


Where will the learning objective be evidenced?

 


In addition to the learning objectives associated with each category, the General Education Curriculum has specific overall objectives:

[The] FAU general education curriculum is a carefully devised program that draws on many subject areas to provide and reinforce essential skills and values from different points of view.  It equips students with the academic tools they will need to succeed, not only as undergraduates in their degree programs but also as responsible citizens in a complex world.  The courses that comprise the FAU general education curriculum combine to develop:

1. Knowledge in several different disciplines;
2. The ability to think critically;
3. The ability to communicate effectively;
4. An appreciation for how knowledge is discovered, challenged, and transformed as it advances; and
5. An understanding of ethics and ethical behavior.


We do not expect every course to meet all of these objectives, but we hope that you will consider ways to more fully address them when the new curriculum is introduced in fall 2009.


Please describe below how the course will meet these objectives.


General Education objective #1:
Knowledge in several different disciplines.

The course approaches the subject from the standpoint of the following discipline, disciplines, or sub-disciplines:


General Education objective #2:  The ability to think critically.

How will the course meet this objective?

 

 
Where will the learning objective be evidenced?

 


General Education objective #3:  The ability to communicate effectively.


How will the course meet this objective?

 


Where will the learning objective be evidenced?

 


General Education objective #4: 
An appreciation for how knowledge is discovered, challenged, and transformed as it advances.


How will the course meet this objective?

 

           


Where will the learning objective be evidenced?


General Education objective #5:  An understanding of ethics and ethical behavior.  


How will the course meet this objective?

 

 
Where will the learning objective be evidenced?


 

After clicking the "Submit" button, please send a copy of the course syllabus using the attach function to Diane Aragon at daragon@fau.edu.

  

 Last Modified 3/6/14