Globalization, World Regions, and Globalizing Education

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FIG 18
Margaret Hawkins
Globalizing Education
Seminar 2, 3:00–4:15 TR
Introduction to International Studies
Lecture 1, 9:30–10:45 TR; Discussion 311, 11:00–11:50 F
Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity
Lecture 2, 11:00–11:50 TR; Discussion 313, 11:00–11:50 W

This FIG is about globalization, world regions, and education. You will study globalization from educational, international studies, and anthropological perspectives. In the main FIG seminar, Curriculum & Instruction 375: “Globalizing Education,” you will consider the impact of globalization on schooling; the relationship of schooling to increasingly global societies; and how policy, curriculum, and instruction can be responsive to globalization. The primary goal is to connect international studies (with a focus on global economic, political, cultural, and social patterns); anthropological understandings of mobility, cultures, and communities; and an understanding of the role of education in society. You will develop:

  • understandings of people, communities, and societies from social, cultural, and global perspectives;
  • the ability to understand and locate the role of schooling within local and global economic, political, social, and cultural patterns; and
  • knowledge about how schools and classrooms do and can reflect and represent global knowledge, perspectives, and issues.

International Studies 101: “Introduction to International Studies” — This course familiarizes students with the field of international studies, and provides an interdisciplinary examination of the cultural, political, economic, and social patterns that have defined the modern world.

Anthropology 104: “Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity” — This introduction to cultural anthropology for non-majors looks at societies around the world and within the United States to understand how societies are organized, including economics, politics, language, religion, ecology, gender, and kinship.