ERIC Number: ED225622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Integrating an Interdisciplinary Social Science Course, "Introduction to International Studies," with a College Accredited Foreign Study Program. A Practical Ten-Step Policy Guide for the Community College Social Science Curriculum.
Cornelius, Erwin C.
Using current programs and cooperative efforts as examples, this paper focuses on the emerging role of two-year institutions in various facets of international education. First, the paper reviews events over the past 10 years that are reflective of changes in community college attitudes toward international education, the benefits derived from internationalizing the curriculum, and consortium-based efforts to implement international education programs. Next, a 10-step process is suggested for social science faculty interested in setting up an international program, recommending: (1) contact a community college organization that specializes in off-campus study programs; (2) appoint a faculty member to coordinate activities; (3) offer a course in international studies; (4) recruit students and faculty for the program; (5) hold seminars to stress the importance of international education; (6) study the societies to be visited; (7) emphasize the availability of credit for the program; (8) develop course materials; (9) hold pre-departure seminars for participants; and (10) evaluate the program. Then, the itinerary for McHenry Community College's (Illinois) 3-week travel program to Europe is presented. Next, Brevard Community College's (Florida) world studies program for faculty and Inter-Kultur Off-Campus Studies' programs to promote discussion of programs and problems among community college faculty from different countries are described. Finally, arguments are presented for the continued internationalization of the community college. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: McHenry County Coll., Crystal Lake, IL.