This course integrates the consciousness of the diversity of world and local cultures, the forces of globalization, the fundamental importance of a healthy environment, and how our own cultural, political and economic perspectives, habits and choices shape our world. Examine the economic, political, cultural and ecological dimensions of globalization. Learn about the ways in which the world is transitioning from a national dependence to an international interdependence while observing the counter forces of this process through the exploration of Brexit as a case study. Study the ways in which the global village experiences inequalities and how those may be addressed. Work in groups developing a simple plan of action concentrating on a “problem” close to your heart. Part of the course includes watching segments from a documentary titled “Economics of Happiness.”
A migration historian educated in the U.K., the United States and the Czech Republic, Stepanka currently teaches online courses dealing with global history and researches global human trafficking. Stepanka published a book on Czech migration to the Midwest titled “To ... read more
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Identify opportunities to act as a global citizen while emphasizing the health and welfare of others and the sustainability of the Earth’s systems
- Explore ethical issues and inequalities and their impact on your community, your country and the world
- Interpret information and work collaboratively to present information using modern media tools to inform and advocate with respect to critical global issues encountered in your community
Lunch break is provided daily.
Date: Thu, Oct 21
Delivery Method: Live Online
Time: 8:30am-4pm CT
Instructor: Stepanka Korytova-Magstadt PhD
Enrollment Limit: 25
Program Number: 7740-13851
Note: A link to access the online course will be emailed within a week of the start date. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Registration Deadline: Oct 21