Global & International Education

Courses

EDGI 503 Global, International & Comparative Education 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce students to the field of global, international and comparative education. Students explore the ways in which education is shaped by the interaction of local, national, and global factors. The course provides a common theoretical and substantive base that will enable students to understand the historical, conceptual, and methodological challenges in global international education. Students develop a critical understanding of dominant and alternative paradigms and how they translate into educational policy and practice in communities, schools, and classrooms across the globe. Each week, we explore a substantive area as well as a theoretical perspective often utilized in global international education research.

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 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 522 Education for Global Citizenship, Sustainability, and Social Justice 3.0 Credits

Through the theoretical lens of global citizenship, the course investigates the role that education plays in sustainable development and examines the ways individuals, communities, organizations, businesses, and educational institutions are responding to the complex intersection of the local and global in the 21st Century. Students critically explore and evaluate educational approaches to global citizenship in the areas of sustainability and social justice. Students examine educational policies and responses relating to citizenship and sustainability, and develop the capacity to conceptualize global issues through global citizenship. In the end, students investigate the interplay of global citizenship, policy, and teacher education in response to global climate change and mass population migration.

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

EDGI 524 Measuring the World: Education and National Development 3.0 Credits

This course critically examines the role of education as a primary agent of the socio-economic, cultural and technological advancement of nations. In the first part of the course, we familiarize ourselves with development more broadly, and in doing so conceptualize various measures of development progress and review theoretical perspectives often utilized in this work. Next, we consider the linkages between education and national development through the exploration of two country case studies of national development. The course concludes by considering the ways in which investments in health, alternative measures of well-being and development cooperation both promote national development and shape the relationship between education and development.

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 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 550 Educating for Peace, Social Justice, and Human Rights 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of peace education and human rights education including history, theories, concepts and pedagogy. Peace and human rights education programs are situated within the larger field of global and international education as well as within a context of education for social change. By exploring both theory and practice as well as case studies, research, and lesson plans, students will examine the role of education within formal institutions, non-formal community-based organization and non-governmental organizations in addressing issues of violence, conflict, and security while promoting social justice, human rights and peace. Students engage in applied learning activities through the construction of peace education initiatives and curriculum.

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

EDGI 552 Gender, Education, and International Organizations 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on international organizations, foreign assistance, and their influence on educational policy and practice. We focus our analysis on organizations working at the intersection of gender equality and inclusive education, and particularly the role they play in global policy dialogues to develop a critical perspective of their work. Students examine how various multilateral, bilateral, financial, and civil society organizations work to shape policy, program planning, financing, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of gender equality and education goals that are part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Using a critical perspective, students discover how gender and education activists work to shape their institutions and the development agenda locally and globally.

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 604 Quantitative Literacy: Interpreting and reporting data for educational policy and research 3.0 Credits

The course will focus on both the art and science of quantitative methods by identifying how to draw careful insights from quantitative analyses. Students will read & discuss existing educational studies as well as review the results from quantitative analysis with a focus on 1) understanding the analytic approach, 2) interpreting the quantitative results, 3) best practices for visually displaying findings in figures and tables, and 4) using quantitative data to tell a compelling narrative. The course addresses the types of questions that can be addressed through quantitative methods, the importance of samples & describing a sample; summary data, patterns, and trends; the comparison of groups; the results from multiple regression analysis, experimental, and quasi-experimental research.

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

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 I599 Independent Study in EDGI 0.0-12.0 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 0.0-12.0 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 0.0-12.0 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 0.0-12.0 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 0.0-12.0 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 0.0-12.0 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 0.0-12.0 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 0.0-12.0 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 0.0-12.0 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 0.0-12.0 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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