Course

Global Citizenship

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Global Learning Global Citizenship
Course Code
GLGC 1101
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Online
Hybrid
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course meets the Global Citizenship course requirement of the Global Competency Certificate. Students are introduced to global competencies and issues. Students will explore the worldviews of others, reflect on their own cultural experiences, and take multiple perspective while exploring issues related to sustainability and intercultural conflict and harmony. Depending on the specific course offering, students may engage in intercultural activities or take this course as part of a study-abroad experience.
Course Content

1. Key Concepts of Global Citizenship  

a. Globalization

    • Definitions 
    • Support and critiques 

b. Global Citizenship 

    •  Definitions 
    •  Competencies 
    •  Support and critiques  

2. Worldviews and Intercultural understanding

a. Key concepts and definitions: 

    • Worldviews and paradigms – definitions 
    • Culture and intercultural definitions and models for understanding 
    • Perspective-taking  
    • Unlearning and reframing experience 

 b. Cultural self-awareness  

    • Identifying our own cultural lenses and worldview  
    • Linking behavior and judgement to cultural lenses  
    • Challenging one’s worldview via perspective-taking and experience.  

c. Intercultural communication 

    • Basic frameworks for understanding intercultural communication differences (e.g. high context, low context, in-between, direct, indirect)
    • Identifying our own communication preferences 

 3.  Global Issues and Institutions: Knowledge to Action  

a. Introduction to select global issues

b. Critical perspectives on the role and purpose of international governmental and non governmental organizations (i.e. Foundations, UN, UNESCO, Red Cross, etc.) 

 c. Local/global relationship 

    • Identifying organizational positions 
    • Linking local action to global issues 

 d. Taking action 

    • Localizing global citizenship to your context 
    • Planning for action  
    • Critical perspectives (for example performative global citizenship; volunteerism and voluntourism; soft vs critical global citizenship)   

 4. Sustainability global citizenship 

a. Definitions 

b. Sustainability Frameworks: mainstream and critical (e.g. anthropological, Indigenous, UN sustainable development goals)  

c. Selected topics in sustainability 

    • Environmental 
    • Economic 
    • Social (cultural) 
    • Political 

 

Methods Of Instruction

Methods of instruction will depend on the delivery mode: In-person, online, hybrid, or guided study. Methods may include:  

  • Lectures (in-person, video) 
  • Peer-led seminar 
  • Discussion groups (in-person or online)
  • Inquiry-based projects 
  • Guest speakers 
  • Small-group work 
  • Field experience 
  • Field observation  
  • Independent study 
  • Video or audio presentations 
Means of Assessment

The means of assessment for this course will align with the delivery mode and adhere to the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. Regardless of format, the assessment will include a minimum of three separate assessments and include: 

  • Understanding of global competencies 
  • Evidence of a critical thinking and perspective-taking 
  • A reflective element relating self, experience, and global competencies.  

The following is an example assessment format for this course: 

Reflection journal 

10-20% 

Seminar presentation 

10-20% 

Case study or research project 

15-30% 

Final Paper 

20-35% 

Discussion participation 

0-10% 

Total 

100% 

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, sucessful students will be able to: 

  • Define global citizenship and global competencies. 
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of sustainable development concepts and models. 
  • Present a global issue from more than one perspective or worldview.  
  • Relate a global issue to specific local actions. 
  • Self-assess interpersonal and intercultural communication ability.  
  • Demonstrate critical thinking to support a position on a sustainability issue.  
Textbook Materials

The instructor may choose a textbook such as:  

Sterri, A. B. (2014). Global Citizen-- Challenges and Responsibility in an Interconnected World. Brill | Sense. 

Hassan Bashir, & Phillip W. Gray. (2015). Deconstructing Global Citizenship: Political, Cultural, and Ethical Perspectives. Lexington Books. 

Or compile a reading list of relevant articles/materials for this course.  

Requisites

Prerequisites

Courses listed here must be completed prior to this course:

  • No prerequisite courses

Corequisites

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for GLGC 1101
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX SOSC 1XX (3)
Athabasca University (AU) AU GLST 2XX (3)
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO GBST 100 (3)
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) No credit
College of New Caledonia (CNC) CNC SOCS 1XX (3)
Columbia College (COLU) COLU PSCI 1st (3)
Fraser International College (FIC) FIC POL 1XX (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ARTS 1XXX (3)
LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) LCV CST 1XX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU POL 1XX (3)
University Canada West (UCW) UCW SOSC 1XX (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 1XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC SOSC 1XX (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU GLST 1st (3)
Yorkville University (YVU) YVU GES 1XXX (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
37247
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Sestan
Instructor First Name
Janice
Course Status
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
34
1
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N3408
Start Time
9:30
-
End Time
12:20