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Proposal Type

Honors
Writing Intensive

Contact Information

fischerm
Monika
Fischer
fischerm@missouri.edu
573/882-4328
German & Russian Studies
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
fischerm
Monika
Fischer
fischerm@missouri.edu
573/882-4328
German & Russian Studies
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
iretons
Sean
Ireton
iretons@missouri.edu
573/882-4672
German & Russian Studies

Term for Proposal

Fall 2017
 

Course Catalog Information

A&S
German (GERMAN)
German
3510HW
3
 
30
Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies - Honors/Writing Intensive
This interdepartmental course serves as one of the core seminars for students pursuing the undergraduate Certificate in Digital Global Studies. The course focuses on the impact of technological change and globalization on cultures around the world from various interdisciplinary perspectives. The course is open to students in any discipline. Graded on A-F basis only.
Humanities
Social Science
Lecture/Standard with Discussion
A-F Only
Sophomore standing; 2.75 GPA or instructor's consent. Honors eligibility required.
 
 
 
JOURN 3510H - Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies - Honors
T_A_M 3510H - Course Not Found
PEA_ST 3510H - Course Not Found

Instructor Information

fischerm
Monika
Fischer
fischerm@missouri.edu
573/882-4328
German & Russian Studies
(numbers only)
NTT Professor
458 Strickland
Yes, in the last five years
 

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Honors Course Information

This inter-departmental course focuses on the impact of technological change and globalization on cultures around the world from various interdisciplinary perspectives. Lectures and discussion sessions will address and evaluate the role of social, entrepreneurial, non-profit and for-profit organizations and their use of transformational technologies in a global setting as well as introduce students to the fundamental problems and concepts of today's global society. Emphasis is placed upon cultural diversity, life in an interconnected and precarious world, and the analysis of new media environments. One focus will be the examination of globalization as an economic and geographical process, generating huge social consequences, with rapid growth, population movements, political change and a vast gap between global wealth and poverty. At the same time, globalization presents new opportunities for groups and individuals (mostly in developing countries) who have never before found a viable place in the world economy. Furthermore, students who pursue the certificate of digital global studies will identify and discuss their experiential learning program for the "hands-on" experience (internships; study abroad; service learning). This is a required component of the certificate but not a requirement for this course. Goals of the course include providing students with: a focused study of various global issues; a critical eye towards the value of new media identifying global problems and mapping their connectedness or interdependence with another an analysis of global trends in communication and the intended and unintended uses of new technologies to create and control "culture."

Objectives of the course include: Students will gain new knowledge about the interaction between industrialized nations and the developing world as well as current affairs; Students will draw on their own resourcefulness and entrepreneurship to evaluate NGOs and execute experiments in use of new media; Students will gain critical thinking in analyzing and evaluating issues of globalization and digital technology; Students will develop knowledge of global and digital literacy.
1
Answer the questions below as they would apply to one section. For all other sections, provide similar information in the Additional Sections Information box below.
 

 
 
 
Short essays
Oral reports
Quizzes
Term papers
 
 
20
60
 
 

Writing Intensive Course Information

This inter-departmental course focuses on the impact of technological change and globalization on cultures around the world from various interdisciplinary perspectives. Lectures and discussion sessions will address and evaluate the role of social, entrepreneurial, non-profit and for-profit organizations and their use of transformational technologies in a global setting as well as introduce students to the fundamental problems and concepts of today's global society. Emphasis is placed upon cultural diversity, life in an interconnected and precarious world, and the analysis of new media environments. One focus will be the examination of globalization as an economic and geographical process, generating huge social consequences, with rapid growth, population movements, political change and a vast gap between global wealth and poverty. At the same time, globalization presents new opportunities for groups and individuals (mostly in developing countries) who have never before found a viable place in the world economy. Furthermore, students who pursue the certificate of digital global studies will identify and discuss their experiential learning program for the "hands-on" experience (internships; study abroad; service learning). This is a required component of the certificate but not a requirement for this course. Goals of the course include providing students with: a focused study of various global issues; a critical eye towards the value of new media identifying global problems and mapping their connectedness or interdependence with another an analysis of global trends in communication and the intended and unintended uses of new technologies to create and control "culture."

Objectives of the course include: Students will gain new knowledge about the interaction between industrialized nations and the developing world as well as current affairs; Students will draw on their own resourcefulness and entrepreneurship to evaluate NGOs and execute experiments in use of new media; Students will gain critical thinking in analyzing and evaluating issues of globalization and digital technology; Students will develop knowledge of global and digital literacy.
none
Face-to-face
Self paced?

80
90
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
All students meet once a week for lecture; they are split into discussion sections for the second class meeting. The honors students have their own section.
Students have to write eight blog posts and receive comments from the instructor - they also have two term papers and several written assignments.
We have weekly meetings to discuss teaching, discussions, lectures, grading.

Writing Intensive Assignments

Words
Paper 1
Paper #1 first version 10%; paper #1 final version 5% (8-10 pgs.; 2640-3300 words)
Description of first assignment: Globalization is most often connected to the economy. However, as students will have read in class, many other issues are part of the global linkages and ask for cooperation between many constituencies and across many cultures. Students will refer to our class readings and their additional research and explain why environmental and human rights issues are part of the discussion on globalization. Also they will explain how environmental issues and human rights are connected. I ask for concrete examples! The title of their paper should reflect their thesis and be connected to their concrete examples.
Length of assignment:
3300
Instructor
3300
Instructor
6600

Paper 2
Paper #2 first version 10%; paper #2 final version 5% project 10% (6-8 pages; 1980-2640 words). Description of second assignment: Role playing, case study/problem based.
“You have one year and want to give your time to a just cause. Pick a human rights organization that is based or works in your region (not in the US!).
Analyze the NGO carefully and critically.
Give your reasons for joining the organization.
In your exploration consider the following:
1. What are pressing concerns in the world, which influenced you when you decided to choose this NGO? What do you see yourself doing for the NGO? Do they take volunteers or interns?
2. Give an overview of the NGO's policies. To whom do they report (who are the board or council members), how do they manage their money, what is their budget, who are the donors, what causes do they support?
3. Do they have a clear mission and vision? Do they have an action plan; see for ex. http://www.gdrc.org/ngo/ngo-mission_statement.html
4. Is the NGO connected to other NGOs? Is there collaboration? Is there oversight? Do they have an exemplary model (another NGO or organization) they are striving to achieve?

This report needs to have clearly stated sources. You need --a report consisting of a ppt or prezi (10+ slides) and a written statement addressing pros and cons about the NGO and why you chose them
Length of assignment:
2640
Instructor
2640
Instructor
5280

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
18.00
Revisions:
18.00
36.00
Honors Students: Students taking the course for honors credit will present a TED-like talk on a given topic at the end of the semester accompanied with a ppt or short video. They will also report on a given topic and meet several times per semester separately with the instructor.

Additional Writing: Student have to write a blog post of at least 800 words every week as well as incorporate pictures and videos. After feedback from me they are allowed to revise and receive a higher grade. In my experience the posts are much better written and visually designed by the end of the semester.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
 
 
Example of a Written assignment: Linda Polman The Crisis Caravan Ch. 1 Written assignment: write a 1-2 page reflection (typed, double-spaced) on the following questions: What are the principal concerns Linda Polman raises in her book? Why does she say "Aid organizations are businesses dressed up like Mother Teresa" (p. 177)? What do journalists, the public, governments have to do to make humanitarian aid successful?

Example of a blog entry: What is nationalism and how does it play out in your country and region? Why does Zakaria see danger in the rise of nationalism? Give examples of a conflict between nation-states vs. tribal, ethnic, religious groups in your region. Is inequality a problem in your region? What crucial role does inequality play? Where do you see the results of inequality in your region and how is it being addressed? Make sure you refer to at least two class readings and state your sources. Embed links to your source(s) if possible and make your entry visually interesting by adding a picture and/or video clip.
Students start writing blog posts in the first week; the first paper is due in the 8th week, revisions in week 10; second paper is due week 13 and revisions week 15. Blog posts are ongoing throughout the semester with the 8 highest scores counting towards the final grade.
35
%
attendance, participation, short quizzes and homework assignments, project
3
two adjunct professors will assist in keeping grades, commenting on blog posts and assigning points in consultation with me and lead a discussion sessions

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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

This class - German 3510H, Journalism 3510H - is crosslisted with TAM 2810H and Peace Studies 2810H - I was not able to add that information above.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:18:58 GMT): GERMAN 3510HW, lecture 01 with discussion 01A has been added to the Fall 2017 Schedule of classes. This course is crosslisted with PEA ST 2810HW, TAM 2810HW and JOURN 3510HW. These course have also been added to the Fall 2017 Schedule. Cancelled for Fall 2017 GERMAN 3510H, JOURN 3510H, PEA_ST 2810H and
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:19:39 GMT): TAM 2810H
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:25:52 GMT): GERMAN 3510HW, 01 with discussion sections have been added to the Fall 2017 Schedule of classes and GERM 3510H, 01 and discussion sections have been cancelled for Fall
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