Courses

IDPT 199: GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT SEMINAR

Course Description: This course will introduce students to a myriad of American topics and issues, including; education, religion, sexual identity and gender, race, health and cross-cultural communication as examined through a global lens. The course will require the students to reflect upon and discuss the topics from their personal perspectives (be they domestic or international). The students will be introduced to new ideas and viewpoints and will be challenged to cultivate an appreciation for liberal arts education as well as the importance of global perspectives. There will be a required cross-cultural communication project to enrich their research and presentation skills. One-quarter credit. Fall Semester.

IDPT 405: LEADership Institute Diversity–Wooster

Course Description: This course is a supervised participation in practical efforts toward understanding and working to further cultural competence education for members of the College community as well as the greater Wooster community through the LEAD team of students participating in the LEADership Institute Diversity-Wooster (LID-Wooster), our newest foundational program in the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement. The course is specifically intended and designed for students who through a competitive application process are selected to serve as LEAD TEAM members for the entire academic year. These students are tasked to collaborate with faculty and staff to assist in cultural competency training focused on domestic diversity for departments, programs, organizations, and offices at the College and in the greater Wooster community. Team members will collaborate with both the Ambassadors and C3 exec team to provide high quality programming and to avoid ineffective duplication of programming efforts. Students may also serve on the MLK Jr., Day Planning Committee and other committees devoted to legacy month programming.

Each semester, the course culminates in a written analysis of the practicum experience in relationship to the course learning goals and graduate qualities.

Requirement: At least sophomore standing, good academic standing, and documented involvement in diversity activities. One-half credit. Annually: Fall and Spring

IDPT 405: Global Engagement Practicum for Ambassadors Program

Course Description: This course is a supervised participation in practical efforts toward understanding and working to further global engagement education for members of the College community as well as the greater Wooster community through the Ambassadors Program, a foundational program in the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement. The course is specifically intended and designed for students who through an application process are selected to serve as ambassadors for the entire academic year. These students are tasked with developing global engagement events and academic presentations to support courses offered throughout the college. The course culminates in a written analysis of the practicum experience in relationship to the student's intended major, and the larger mission of engaging the campus in exploring various issues and topics from a global perspective. Requirement: At least sophomore standing, good academic standing, and documented involvement in diversity and global engagement activities. One-half credit. Annually, Spring and Fall.

IDPT 405: Diversity and Global Engagement Practicum for C3 Student Executive Team

Course Description: This course is a supervised participation in practical efforts toward understanding and working to further the diversity and global engagement education of members of the Cross-Cultural Connections (C3) Program, a foundational program in the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement. The course is specifically intended and designed for students who through a competitive application process are selected to serve on the C3 executive team, which is responsible for working with the C3 Program Coordinator to plan and implement diversity and global engagement events and theory/practice workshops. C3 exec team members will collaborate with both the Ambassadors and LEAD team to provide high quality programming and to avoid ineffective duplication of programming efforts. Students may also be asked to serve on the MLK Jr., Day Planning Committee, and other committees devoted to legacy months programming.

The course culminates in a written analysis of the practicum experience in relationship to the student's intended major and the larger mission of improving our campus climate for all members of our College community.

Prerequisite: At least sophomore standing, good academic standing, and documented involvement in diversity and global engagement activities. One-half credit. Annually. Fall and Spring.