Well, I accomplished it! I created and completed the teaching of a brand new introductory course entitled, “Understanding and Appreciating Our Global World: A Multicultural Perspective,” or in otherwords – Global Cultures.
This is a course that I felt our university and students desperately needed and in fact they do! The students in this very first class did an excellent job in staying with the content of my course and participating on all the different exercise issues related to global cultures. By the end of the semester, we learned about 25 countries!!
We learned about each country’s history, sociodemographics, cultural patterns, and their individual language greeting phrases. Of course, it was a bit challenging for students at the beginning of the course, but eventually they opened-up and expressed a wide array of perceptions.
Check out the class photos! They were a special group of Global Cultures students – THE FIRST!