The McGregor Fund-supported project, Engaging the World: Educating for Contemporary Global Citizenship, offers up to five course development grants of $3,500 each, to be used to develop sophomore-level courses in globalization studies that strengthen JCU area studies and other interdisciplinary programs with globalization focus.  The new courses may also be eligible for core credit.

The new courses are intended to serve as sharable foundation courses for academic programs that emphasize a global component.  At present, these academic programs include:

  • Three interdisciplinary majors:
    • East Asian Studies
    • Peace, Justice, and Human Rights
    • International Business with Language and Culture
  • Four interdisciplinary minors:
    • Africana Studies
    • Latin American Studies
    • Modern European Studies
    • Environmental Studies
  • Three interdisciplinary programs in development:
    • Population and Public Health
    • Middle East Studies
    • Sustainability

The new, 200-level, foundation courses in globalization studies will strengthen these and other JCU academic programs by engaging students in understanding and addressing urgent and complex questions inherent in the dynamics of globalization processes.

In addition, the new courses will create a sharable foundation for programs that have sometimes developed in silo-fashion.  Shared foundation courses, by potentially reducing the proliferation of duplicative introductory courses, can also provide more flexibility for faculty members with particular expertise to teach more advanced and specialized courses in their areas of interest.

The course development grants will be awarded to faculty who develop courses in the following areas:

  • Globalization Processes and Theory
  • Globalization Processes and Technology
  • Globalization Processes and the Environment
  • Globalization Processes and Culture
  • Globalization Processes and Ethics

Eligibility:  All full-time faculty members with proven records of teaching effectiveness who wish to create new courses that meet the above criteria are eligible to compete for the course development grants.

Terms of the course development grant:

  • Application DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012. 
  • Decisions on the applications will be made by the McGregor Steering Committee.
  • Recipients may teach no more than one course during Summer 2012.
  • Recipients will be required to submit a written report on the results of their project, including a brief narrative of the project, bibliography, discussion of materials used, complete syllabus, and discussion of materials that students enrolled in the course will be using. The report should be submitted by October 1 following the award period.

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