UC 227 - Practicum
Section: 002 Practicum: Facilitating Global Engagement
Term: WN 2018
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Minicourse, CBL, Experiential
With permission of department.
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be elected three times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

As our society continues to grow more diverse, it is imperative that students develop the necessary intercultural capacities to succeed in their personal and professional lives. In the Global Scholars Program (GSP), Peer Facilitators play a key role in the development of these capacities as they serve as the face of the program and build important relationships with first year members. This course will provide students planning to return for a second year to the Global Scholars Program (GSP) as Peer Facilitators with the necessary knowledge and preparation to facilitate multicultural group interactions and become more engaged contributors to our diverse society. In this course, Peer Facilitators will explore foundational readings that will enhance their understanding of facilitation as a pedagogical practice. These readings will expand their knowledge content and challenge their critical thinking capacities through exposure to concepts rooted in Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Feminist Theory, as well as educational development concepts. Students will build upon this theoretical foundation and learn important facilitation skills through constructive dialogues, role-playing, and writing assignments. By participating in structured meetings that culminate in a group weekend camping trip, students will engage in knowledge construction, leadership training, community building, and conflict-resolution exercises.

Class Format:

While much of the course will be taught as a full group of approximately 25 students, there will be many small group activities which may be facilitated by GSP peer leaders.

UC 227 - Practicum
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
Note: Class meets on the following days: Friday, January 13, 6-9 p.m. Friday, January 27-Sunday, January 29* Friday, February 10, 6-9 p.m. March 10, 6-9 p.m. March 17, 6-9 p.m. March 31, 6-9 p.m. *On the weekend of January 27-29, Rising Peer Facilitators will attend a mandatory overnight retreat at an off campus location.
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