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SSI 268W - International Studies in Social Science

Credits: 1-4
Uses theory and methodologies from at least one Social Science discipline to gain an understanding of globalization. Involves reading, writing, and guided international travel to explore the culture of an international travel destination. Expenses for travel and overseas study must be paid by the student.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15-60 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the region using at least one perspective from the Social Sciences.
    1. Read assigned materials to gain an understanding of the economic, political and social institutions of the country.
    2. Choose a social science discipline (e.g. communication, geography, history, economics, political science, sociology, psychology) as a focus of reading.
    3. Compare and contrast how each of the chosen disciplines contribute to the culture of the region.
    4. Discuss the impact of the chosen disciplines on the culture, history, and political climate of the region.
  2. Produce a paper or journal that integrates personal experiences with relevant information based on Social Science readings.
    1. Record experiences during travel in an academic journal or experiential diary.
    2. Analyze cross-cultural social issues and human behavior of the region.
    3. Discuss the impact of the chosen disciplines on the culture of the region.
  3.  Demonstrate learning from the travel experience through the completion of a project. .
    1. Apply broad principles of chosen Social Science discipline to the travel experience.
    2. Describe how personal attitudes and perspectives affect one's own perceptions of and interactions with a new or different culture.
    3. Examine changes in personal attitudes and perspectives as a result of the travel.
    4. Evaluate travel experiences as part of overall educational goals.
    5. Present project to instructor and/or class through oral, written and/or multimedia formats.
  4. Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.
    1. Document attainment of skills learned.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge attained through the experience.
    3. Demonstrate subject specific critical thinking skills.

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