Course structure

Below is a sample course outline. The details of the course will change each term depending on the theme, fellows, and instructors. 

Class meetings

The course will be described as the Global Engagement Seminar and will normally meet one evening a week from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

In the first half of the class, all of the students in both sections of the seminar (with no more than 25 students in each section; to 50 students max.) will gather for a lecture /performance by the fellows and/or faculty member and/or other guests /experts. This will be identified as the “large group session.” On occasion and as appropriate, fellows and faculty lectures may be open to the university and wider community.

In the second half of the class, fellow/faculty will facilitate class / group work in tutorials (up to 25 students in each, maximum). This may also be identified as the “small group session.”


Assessment and evaluation

All courses will be graded on a CR/NCR (Pass/Fail) basis. This will allow us to stay in line with many other experientially based (e.g., Co-op) and field work courses; and will likely reduce any stress that students from outside the faculty might feel about taking an upper year course in Arts. We will ensure that the standards for the successful completion of the course are very carefully outlined.

Course Outlines

2018 Course Outline - Global Populism and Democratic Futures

2019 Course Outline - Socio-Cultural and Political Implications of Artificial Intelligence