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:
— 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.
— 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.