Monday, November 2, 2015

Apply for Global Classroom

Apply for Global Classroom- GVPT356 for Spring 2016! Deadline November 5th
MIDCM, GVPT, and Global Studies Minor students!  
Applications are out for the spring 2016 Global Classroom course (held at UMD but with University College Dublin (Ireland) joining remotely).  MIDCMers:  GVPT356-0201 will count for your Capstone in International Development requirement.  The application is very short, just a brief statement (300-500 words) addressing a couple of straightforward questions. ApplyHERE*.
This blended-format course (part traditional, part online), sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Office of International Affairs and MIDCM, will pair 10 UMD students in the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management, another Global Studies Minor, or GVPT with 10 University College Dublin students in the School for Politics and International Relations.  They will spend the bulk of the semester collaborating in teams comprised of equal numbers of UMD and UCD students, working to research and produce creative, viable, and sustainable solutions to major contemporary development problems.  Each team will be challenged to build expertise about a specific problem in a specific locale.  The search for solutions to these problems will be complicated by a context of violence, in the form of a humanitarian emergency, post-conflict reconstruction, or another aspect of conflict prevention, management, or transformation.  The primary assignments and “deliverables” for each team of UMD and UCD students will be a jointly written project concept note and a final presentation.  By the end of the course, all students should develop both hard skills and issue expertise.  This course will be team-taught by faculty members from the two participating universities.

Applications should be emailed to by 11:59 pm on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Decisions will be made and students notified by Friday, November 6, 2015.

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