ERIC Number: ED367227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-10
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One World: Two Spheres. International Majors at William Woods College.
Gorjanc, Adele A.
A globally responsive education is needed to prepare students to work and live in the 21st century. A combination of knowledge of languages, cultures, and business will enable individuals to successfully work with others and better understand and respect the diversity of world cultures. University education should provide a balance between the transient interests of a particular society and time in history (the professional aspect) and the enduring truths of civilizations (the liberal arts, the humanities). International education must be committed to making all students more knowledgeable about the world and business management as it is practiced in a global context. The only way to accomplish this objective is through a core curriculum or general education requirements that will "touch" every student. Courses in world civilization, American foreign relations, and area studies help students acquire an international perspective which will in turn help them better understand their own country. Minimal proficiency in foreign language and cultures and some basic knowledge in international business should also be required. Students should be encouraged to spend at least a semester abroad. An affiliation should be developed with an institution of higher education in a foreign country, for the exchange of students and faculty. Faculty development is also essential. (Contains 20 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: William Woods College MO
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (12th, Ypsilanti, MI, April 1-3, 1993).