Global Scholars Program Courses
Summer 2019: July 15 - August 10
PG216 Topics in Brazilian Culture
This course will explore the relationship of Brazilian carnaval to early twentieth century policies on racial whitening, the rise of samba as the "national" dance and music of Brazil, and the industrialization and import/exportation of bodies for both physical and symbolic labor. Specifically, students will gain an understanding for the ways that carnval became a central point for racialized and gendered discourses to travel through radio and film in the early twentieth century and television and social media in the early twenty-first century.
This content will be integrated with academic support specifically for first year international students, allowing for an adjustment to the US classroom culture in a higher education context, as well as facilitating conversations around reading and writing strategies, research skills, discussion-based learning, and thesis-driven essay and oral presentation production.
ED250: Critical Perspectives on the US Educational System: 19th Century- Present
This course introduces students to theories, applications, and issues related to the US Education System from the 19th century to present. Students read historical and contemporary policy, research, and narratives to form ideas about the US educational system and its implications throughout eras, specifically for marginalized and subjugated populations.
This course will also fulfill the objectives of the Global Scholars Program by introducing students to a variety of academic assignments, skill work, and language support to aid in a successful transition to Colorado College.
Additional Academic Support
GSP courses will include the basics of oral and written rhetoric and composition, and by the end of the Global Scholars Program, students will demonstrate the ability to use reading and writing strategies, research skills, participate in discussion-based learning, and produce a thesis-driven essay and corresponding oral presentation.
Some of the tasks that will be completed include:
- Examining and practicing different types of writing most commonly used in college courses (response papers, rhetorical analyses, reflections, argumentative pieces, etc.)
- Discussing and practicing synthesis of materials
- Demonstrating principles of ethical scholarship via analyzing primary and secondary sources; determining credibility; creating summaries, quotes, and paraphrases from sources; and citing sources using appropriate formats
- Performing peer revision in class; practicing editing and proofreading skills
- Exposure to and practice with various reading strategies
- Discussing objectives of discussion-based learning; preparing to lead a discussion
- Evaluating oral presentations; practicing voice projection, nonverbal cues, disseminating information