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Global Engagement Courses

Global Engagement

A curriculum engaged with global issues, concerns, and developments is integral to a Colby education, an educational process that allows students to develop a sense of self connected to the global commons.

Since 2018, DavisConnects and the Office of Provost and Dean of Faculty have been inviting faculty from any Colby department or program to submit proposals for developing new and/or revising innovative courses in an effort to support the development of creative and immersive global experiences led by Colby faculty, ensuring high-quality, personalized, engaging, and rigorous experiences abroad for our students. Faculty may apply for funding to develop two types of global engagement courses: Global Innovation Courses and Global Labs.

Global Innovation Courses have the stated purpose of significantly expanding our students’ awareness of and engagement with international and global topics, connecting the on-campus curriculum with experiences abroad.

Global Labs have the stated purpose of expanding significantly our students’ awareness of and engagement with international and global topics through abroad experiences or global experiences within the U.S. They highlight connections between local and global issues, contexts and concerns, and promote established and new global research partnerships.

Upcoming Courses

JANUARY 2022
JS228
Arab Jews (Mizrachim) in Israel: Navigating Oppositional Identities 

(3 credits) in Israel.

Jewish Studies (Cohen Fisher, Lauren)

GLOBAL INNOVATION COURSE

SPRING 2022
RE346
Jews of Germany, Past and Present (4 credits) in Germany


(4 credits) In Germany

Religious Studies (Freidenreich, David)

GLOBAL INNOVATION COURSE

SPRING 2022
SP343
Indignities in Contemporary Popular Culture in the Americas

(4 credits) in the U.S.

Spanish Language (Bernal Heredia, Sandra)

GLOBAL LAB

Past Global Lab Awards

SPRING 2022
EN357
Literature and Environment: Mobile Subjects in a Planetary Crisis

(4 credits) in the U.S.

English (Walker, Chris)

SPRING 2022
SP343
Indigenous Textualities and Decolonial Modernities: Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States

(4 credits) in the U.S.

Spanish Language (Creegan Miller, Tiffany)

SPRING 2020
HI120E
Spotlight on History: World Revolutions

(4 credits) in the U.S.

History (Parker, Lauren)

SPRING 2018
GO357
Political Economy of Regionalism

(4 credits) in U.S.

Government (Hatch, Walter)

SPRING 2018
GS498
Insurgent Mobilities Lab II:

Migrants, Activists, the Balkan Route (4 credits) in the U.S.

Global Studies (Razsa, Maple)

FALL 2017
GS497
Insurgent Mobilities Lab I: Migrants, Activists, the Balkan Route

(4 credits) in the U.S.

Global Studies (El-Shaarawi, Nadia)

SPRING 2019
AR398
Japanese Visual Culture

(4 credits) in Japan

Art (Weitz, Ankeney)

FALL 2018
EC297/GS397
Private Social Investment in Latin America

(4 credits) in Columbia and Peru

Economics and Government (Franko, Patrice)

SPRING 2018
AR458
American Art in a Global Context

(4 credits) in the U.S.

Art History (Sheehan, Tonya)

Past Global Innovation Course Awards

SPRING 2022
RU1XX
Russian Language and Culture through History

(4 credits) in Russia

Russian Language (Orte, Peter)

JANUARY 2022
GS245J
Memory and Politics (3 credits) in Austria

(4 credits) in the U.S.

Global Studies (Yoder, Jennifer)

JANUARY 2021
SP343
Monarchs and Migration in Mexico: Conservation, Community, and the Anthropocene

(3 credits) in Mexico

Anthropology (Tate, Winifred)

SPRING 2020
RE346
Jews of Germany, Past and Present

(4 credits) in Germany

Religious Studies (Freidenreich, David)

SPRING 2020
RE144
Introduction to the New Testament

(4 credits) in Israel

Religious Studies (Emanuel, Sarah)

JANUARY 2020
GS245J
Memory and Politics

(3 credits) in Austria

Global Studies (Yoder, Jennifer)

JANUARY 2020
GO297
Writers against the State: Reading the Political Novel in Prague

(3 credits) in the Czech Republic

Government (Babik, Milan)

SPRING 2019
ES244
Marine Communities

(4 credits) in Belize

Environmental Studies (McClenachan, Loren)

FALL 2019
JS125
Hebrew I

(3 credits) in Israel

Jewish Studies (Isaacs, Rachel)

JANUARY 2018
GO338
Field Study in African Development
(3 credits) in Uganda

Government (Seay, Laura)

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