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Cmty Dev & Apld Econ: Multicultural Educ.Gender&Dev

CDAE 195 WW1 (CRN: 15335)

3 Credit Hours

About CDAE 195 WW1

This travel study course offers an opportunity for service learning. Students will gain real world experience of multiculturalism, gender and community development in Nepal, and see how their efforts in education and social change affect the lives of people in the rural and urban part of the country. The trip will be collaborated with various grass root level NGOs, government agencies and local organizations where students will have opportunity to interact with different ethnic, cultural, community groups, and work with local teachers, community leaders and social workers. In addition to the service learning opportunity, students will also attend classes on multiculturalism, education policies, environment, human rights, gender and sustainable development, and social change efforts in Nepal.

Notes

Winter session Travel Course Dates: 12/26/17-1/12/18; Travel Dates: 12/26/17-1/15/2018; Locaton: Nepal; Instructor Permission required; Service Learning; Program Fee $1600; Open to both CDE and Degree students; Pre & Post work required

Section Description

This study abroad program offers service learning opportunity to students so that they will be able to gain real world experience of multiculturalism, gender and community development in Nepal and how their efforts in education and social change have affected the lives of people in the rural and urban part of the country. The program will be collaborated with various grass root level NGOs, government agencies and local organizations where students will have opportunity to interact with different ethnic, cultural, community groups, and work with local teachers, community leaders and social workers. In addition to the service learning opportunity, students will also attend classes on multiculturalism, education policies, environment, human rights, gender and sustainable development, and social change efforts in Nepal. Based on their interest, students may choose to concentrate on one of the above subject areas and write their research paper. Learning Objectives: The Nepal program will have three broad objectives: 1. To provide general understanding of history, culture, education, gender and development in the social change process of Nepal. 2. To offer service learning opportunity to the students so that they can apply their skills and knowledge into practice in rural and urban settings. 3. To provide specific knowledge on multi-culture, education, sustainable development and social change process, and see the implication of such efforts to poor and minority women, men and children in the rural Nepal. At the completion of the study abroad program students will be able to: • Express their understanding of rich, historical, cultural, social, educational, gender and sustainable economic development process of Nepal • Explain the challenges and interventions of government and non-government organizations in social, educational, gender and economic development efforts • Demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity to work effectively with people from multicultural backgrounds • Respect for cultural diversity and be able to promote inclusive culture at their workplace • Explain how culture plays role in education, gender and social change process • Compare and contrast cultures, gender roles, education systems, economic and social change efforts between the US and the host country Nepal.

Section Expectation

Students are expected to actively participate and contribute their ideas in the pre-departure orientation, field trip and post-trip reflection sessions. They will sign and follow the professional conduct during the trip period. They will reflect what they have learned in each day and explain how their field level learning influenced their academic knowledge they gained in the class. The trip members participate in a group research project, and present their findings towards the end of the trip.

Evaluation

The study abroad course will be evaluated based on trip participation, daily journal writing, group research project, and trip feedback and final online evaluation. Trip participation- contribution and attendance 30% Daily Journal writing –learning reflection 30% Group research project writing and presentation 35% Trip feedback and online evaluation 5%

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