L61 FYP 116 AMPERSAND: Geographies of Globalization & Development
This course provides an overview to the geographies of globalization and development in the world today. We begin by engaging with a variety of theoretical perspectives, definitions, and debates in order to establish the foundations upon which students can conceptualize and understand existing patterns of inequality, social injustice and environmental conflicts. In order to further highlight the different ways in which development and globalization interventions are experienced and contested, in the second half of the course we will focus our considerations towards specific contemporary issues at the forefront of globalization and development debates, including migration and refugees, urbanization, sustainable development, tourism, and alter-globalization social movements. This course is restricted to first-year students in the Global Citizenship Program.
L61 FYP 1503 AMPERSAND: Workshop for the Global Citizenship Program
This yearlong workshop, which is restricted to and required of participants in the Global Citizenship Program (GCP), is a companion to the core GCP fall course. The first semester of the workshop asks students to reflect critically on their own relationship to the concept of Global Citizenship. Through popular education and creative-based methods, students will explore their situated knowledges, worldviews, positionalities, and biases. The course engages with social, environmental, and epistemic justice themes through a decolonizing lens to question and reimagine how to embody critical global citizenship. By the end of the workshop, students will have tools to support their analysis and intentional engagement with the global-local community.
Companion Course: You are strongly encouraged to enroll in a foreign language at your level of proficiency.
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L61 FYP 1504 AMPERSAND: Workshop for the Global Citizenship Program
This workshop, which is restricted to and required of participants in the Global Citizenship Program, is a continuation of the Fall L61 FYP 1503 workshop. The spring Global Citizenship Workshop is praxis-oriented and asks students to apply and further reflect on the concepts learned during the Fall. Students are required to volunteer in the community for at least 10 hours per month. Each workshop session will provide a space for collective sharing about our experiences in the community and offer tools for meaningful engagement, social change, community building, and collective care. Towards to end of this journey, students will have gained important frameworks to understand the global and its relationship to our local realities, meaningful life experiences collaborating across differences, and powerful tools for future community engagement. An optional trip at the end of the semester, after exams, will provide further opportunities for hands-on learning and interaction with organizations and people involved in the themes of the course.