Global and Intercultural Studies 12 2017-2018

Global and Intercultural Studies 12 (2017-2018)

To register use the registration link grades 10 to 12 on the right hand side of this page.

In Global and Intercultural Studies 12, students will develop their intercultural knowledge and competencies through explorations of their own individual, cultural, community, national and global identities, and those of people from cultural identities different from their own. Through this course, students will gain the knowledge, awareness, and skills to navigate across cultures and understand the dynamic of cultural interconnectedness.

Global and Intercultural Studies 12 is offered out of timetable to all students in SD#8. It is a blended course incorporating both face-to-face and online studies. GIS 12 is the required course for students completing the Global and Intercultural Certificate Program. http://international.sd8.bc.ca/global-intercultural-certificate-program/

Attendance in Nelson for Global & Intercultural 12 Workshops on Pro-D days is mandatory:   Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Feb. 9 & March 9 (some travel compensation available for out-of-town students).

The course will begin with an Intercultural Welcome Retreat in September that all students must attend. The retreat will gather students from around the globe who are studying in SD#8. It will be an introduction to the concepts and benefits of interculturalization. It will also be an opportunity for domestic students and international students to create friendships as they gain an understanding of cultural interconnectedness.

This course will run September 2017-March 2018. Students must have 2-3 hours/week access to GIS 12 online.

 

Global and Intercultural Studies 12

Course Outline

September 2017-March 2018 (6 months out- of- timetable)

Instructor: Lindsay Robertson  lrobertson@sd8.bc.ca

 

“Difference is the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies the most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.”

John Hume, Irish Politician, 1998 Nobel Peace Prize winner

Course requires students to:

  • Attend the Intercultural Welcome Retreat Thursday, September 14 – Saturday, September 16.
  • Attend full-day Global & Intercultural 12 Workshops on Pro-D days: 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Feb. 9 & March 9 in Nelson (some travel compensation available for out-of-town students).
  • Attend 3 afterschool sessions weeks of Oct. 30, Nov. 20 & Dec. 4. Exact dates TBA.
  • Complete online assignments (group and individual projects). There is 2-3 hours/week of coursework.

(The schedule and class details are subject to slight modifications)

Welcome to Global and Intercultural Studies 12

In Global and Intercultural Studies 12, students will develop their intercultural knowledge and competencies through explorations of their own individual, cultural, community, national and global identities, and those of people from cultural identities different from their own. Through this course, students will gain the knowledge, awareness, and skills to navigate across cultures and understand the dynamic of cultural interconnectedness.

Global and Intercultural Studies 12 is offered out of timetable to all students in SD#8. It is a blended course incorporating both face-to-face and online studies. GIS 12 is the required course for students completing the Global and Intercultural Certificate Program. Ideally, it should be integrated into a 2-3 year planning schedule in order to fully complete the Global and Intercultural Certificate Program for graduation. http://international.sd8.bc.ca/global-intercultural-certificate-program/

The course will begin with an Intercultural Welcome Retreat September 14-16. The retreat will gather students from around the globe who are studying in SD#8. It will be an introduction to the concepts and benefits of interculturalization. It will also be an opportunity for domestic students and international students to create friendships as they gain an understanding of cultural interconnectedness.

From September to March, GIS 12 students will meet in Nelson each Pro-d day to participate in global and intercultural workshops, and weekly students will work on group and/or individualized online assignments and projects.  There will be 2-3 hours per week of coursework.

Course Description

This course is divided into 5 modules:

  1. Understanding OurselvesCultural understanding and awareness increases an individual’s ability to critically analyze and reflect on cultural-identity, self-identity, and how their culture may be viewed by others.
  2. Understanding the Other- Cultural values, behaviours and assumptions impact our intercultural interactions.
  3. Negotiating Intercultural Space- Being effective across cultures involves skill development.
  4. Understanding Myself Within the Global Context- Recognizing the influences and connections to local, provincial, national and global communities, and seeing how global systems and culture influence each other.
  5. Reflect, Prepare, Act- There are opportunities to develop your skills and attributes to be a global citizen through intercultural experiences at home and abroad. This module will start in September and run concurrently with the other 4 modules.

 

Evaluation

40%    Process

60%    Demonstration

 

 

Student Expectations

Attendance: Note from parents/guardians is required for any absence.  It is unlikely student will pass the course if they do not attend the retreat, workshops, or miss more than 3 online assignments. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Assignments: All work must be handed-in on the specified due date.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a serious offense and will result in the failure of the assignment.

Social Responsibility: You are expected to contribute to the class discussion and activities, peacefully discuss issues, value diversity by showing respect to others, and demonstrate the ability to work independently and cooperatively.