Global & International Education

Courses

EDGI 500 Introduction to Global, International & Comparative Education 3.0 Credits

Exploration and Analysis of international and comparative education. Comparative method serves as the framework to understand comparative analysis. Theories of the state serves as the framework to understand global theories of education across cultures.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 502 Global, International and Comparative Education II 3.0 Credits

Exploration of tradition of national culture and its influence on education as well as an examination of educational and societal developments from a comparative cross-national perspective.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 504 History and Theory of Comparative Education 3.0 Credits

Examination of the history of comparative education development and higher education systems of different nations as well as analysis of issues related to comparative education research and the internationalization of globalization of postsecondary education.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 506 Comparative Higher Education Systems 3.0 Credits

Examination of higher education systems around the world including the cultural and historical bases of these systems and their spread across the globe.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 508 Understanding Research in International & Comparative Education 3.0 Credits

Examination of major concepts, methods and current trends in international and comparative education research.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 510 Culture, Society & Education in Comparative Perspective 3.0 Credits

Exploration of global education through concepts of culture, cultural relativism and ethnocentrism from a comparative perspective.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 512 Globalization and Educational Change 3.0 Credits

Exploration of issues related to economic globalization, politics of globalization, educational change, and the ways individuals and groups of people have changed and must further change to meet new global challenges in the 21st Century.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 514 Education and National Development 3.0 Credits

Exploration of the role of education as a primary agent of the socio-economic, cultural and technological advancement of developing countries in world regions.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 518 Analysis of Policy Issues in Global & International Education 3.0 Credits

Analysis of current public policy issues using various models of policy analysis across cultures and the globe with specific emphasis in creating, monitoring and evaluating frameworks to guide education sector policy work.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 520 Political Economy of Education Reform 3.0 Credits

Focus on the principal issues in the economics of education and in education and economic development.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 530 Peace Education 3.0 Credits

Exploration of the conditions required for the construction of peace, the various forms of conflict, philosophical bases of human rights, discrimination with particular focus on curriculum reform that emphasizes knowledge, understanding and respect for cultures of others at the national/global level.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 532 International Organizations in International Education 3.0 Credits

Examine current international organizations, foreign assistance and their influence on educational policy. Both public and private organizations will be explored.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 533 Culture and Learning: From Violence Toward Peace 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with a critical understanding of the role of “culture” in influencing the dynamics of conflicts, including those that can be manifested in physical violence, as well as strategies for resolving or transforming such conflicts. Expressions of forms of discrimination, including prejudices, stereotyping, xenophobia, ethnocentrism and racism will be considered as important basic conceptual tools for peace educators in resolving intercultural conflicts.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 534 Conflict Resolution in an International Context 3.0 Credits

Examination of conceptual underpinnings of peace and conflict resolution and the paradigmatic models of conflict resolution currently practiced, as well as the substantive enquiry into a variety of approaches to building peace at local, national and global levels.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 535 Practices of Conflict Management & Peace Building 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the development of practical and conceptual tools for the transformation of conflict on the micro-level. Taking the perspective that all participants will be involved in both conflict and ‘peace processes’ of different sorts and in different capacities throughout their future professional and personal lives, the aim is to engage with these processes through various situational learning exercises. This will provide an opportunity for the practical deployment and development of peace-building skills.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 536 Action Strategies for Peace Education 3.0 Credits

The major assumption of this course is that peace education is a challenge and a need to face not only in formal educational systems but also in community settings, non-formal and informal education. This course will examine the implementation of peace education programs linked to various settings, and analyze the challenges and issues of the different approaches of governments, communities, and other institutions. The course explores concepts such as citizenship, respect, learning community and interactive dialog.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 541 Special Issues in Sustainability 3.0 Credits

The environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s started as a reaction to the ecological degradation of the environment; in the 1980s and 1990s the sustainability revolution emerged, but what is sustainable development and how does it apply to education? Through readings, videos and board discussions, this class will examine concepts that include ecological footprint, ecocriticism, advertisement awareness, technology appraisal, ecological intelligence, systems thinking, etc. There are various schools of thought regarding sustainability in three areas – the environment, the economy, and society.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 560 Colloquium in Global Education 1.5 Credit

The multifaceted global issues that face today’s educators and students represent unique opportunities and challenges to develop global, international and intercultural awareness, knowledge and perspective. This course provides a monthly forum for students to engage with Drexel faculty and visiting scholars about these issues, and to promote critical intellectual reflection and exchange between the academy and the broader society.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDGI 600 Study Abroad Experience 3.0 Credits

From a city-base in a foreign country, student actively engages in a country's literary, artistic, and cultural traditions through firsthand encounters with literary specialists, authors, artists, and artisans. Homestay model serves as portal for enhanced opportunities for language acquisition, cultural analysis and interpretation.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is GIED.

EDGI 610 International Ecotourism & Education 3.0 Credits

From a city-base in a foreign country, student integrates the different perspectives of diverse natural, biological and social science disciplines to improve understanding of relationships between human societies and the natural environment.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is GIED.
Corequisite: EDGI 600

EDGI 715 Co-op with Portfolio 1.5 Credit

Students participate in 10 weeks of a part time co-op to provide students with real-life, hands-on experience in international development. Weekly seminar component.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is GIED.
Prerequisites: EDGI 514 [Min Grade: C]

EDGI 716 GIE Co-op Experience with Seminar 4.5 Credits

Students continue to identify career fields and professional development opportunities in the field of global and international education through action research. Students gain practical skills through a co-operative learning assignments/placement and complete a culminating project and/or research as proposed in EDGI 715.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is GIED.
Prerequisites: EDGI 715 [Min Grade: C]

EDGI I599 Independent Study in EDGI 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDGI I699 Independent Study in EDGI 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDGI I799 Independent Study in EDGI 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDGI I899 Independent Study in EDGI 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDGI I999 Independent Study in EDGI 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDGI T580 Special topics in EDGI 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDGI T680 Special topics in EDGI 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDGI T780 Special topics in EDGI 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDGI T880 Special topics in EDGI 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDGI T980 Special topics in EDGI 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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