All disciplines (academic as well as technical) not only can, but should include international themes. Internationalizing the Curriculum, is the infusion and/or introduction of international perspectives and themes into existing or new classes through alteration of the curriculum, course activities and lecture focus. Curricular modifications assist staff and students to transcend their own cultural conditioning and to become more knowledgeable about and sensitive to other cultures. Professional development activities further promote creation of new modules, classes and programs, as well as introduce innovative teaching methodologies in the classroom. The ultimate in internationalized curriculum includes certificate and A.A. degree programs in international studies, multicultural studies, intercultural studies, international business and marketing studies, etc.
Internationalizing the curriculum has been a focus of community college international education programs nationally since the early 1970s. These programs are frequently supported by federal grants, such as Title VIa/b grants, but are also supported by the individual initiatives of each college. In California, since 1984, twenty CCIE member colleges have received Title VIa/b grants to internationalize their curriculum. Numerous others received other grants to achieve similar results. On many campuses, however, there are no established programs and faculty work on their own to internationalize their classes.
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INTERNATIONAL CURRICULUM DOMESTIC PROGRAMS
Many different programs exist that are designed to specifically assist community college faculty in internationalizing their curriculum. The growing number of California Community College faculty in these programs reflects the escalating interest in internationalization of the curriculum in our community college classes. During 2004 - 05 - 22 CCIE colleges participated in different domestic programs that specialized in teaching faculty how to internationalize their curriculum. 26 different faculty participated in these domestic programs.
INMP PROJECT: Using Technology to Internationalize the Curriculum
American Council on Education’s and the Ford Foundation’s "Global Learning for All" Project
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, EAST/WEST ASIAN INSTITUTE:
INTERCULTURAL SUMMER INSTITUTE:
NAFSA Workshop and Regional Conferences: www.nafsa.org
CCID FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: UNIVERISTY EXPORT CENTER PROGRAMS:
GLOBAL STUDIES ONLINE
This program is designed for persons who have completed two years of transferrable college credit and have satisfied the California Core General Education requirements or their equivalent.
The program provides:
Courses offered as part of the program include:
The program offers help in finding internships and jobs after graduation. Those wishing further education may undertake an interdisciplinary MA in Global Studies at San Jose State University (SJSU) or at a number of other universities across the country.
For additional information about the program and how to apply visit our website at:
LAKE TAHOE: Humanities 191 A1: World Languages, Phrases, Foods and Facts
SAN DIEGO CCD:
SAN FRANCISCO: With Asian-Infusion Grant changes were made in 15 courses
INTERNATIONALLY ORIENTED COURSES
Cultural Anthropology: Offered at 69 colleges. In 2002, was only offered in 42 colleges.
Cultural Geography: Offered at 61 colleges. In 2002, was only offered in 34 colleges.
Ethnic Studies: Offered at 59 colleges. In 2002, was only offered in 28 colleges.
Non-European History: Offered at 58 colleges. In 2002, was only offered in 37 colleges.
International Business: Offered at 54 colleges. In 2002, was only offered in 29 colleges.
Non-European Humanities: Offered at 51 colleges. In 2002, was only offered in 32 colleges.
International Relations: Offered at 39 colleges. In 2002, was only offered in 19 colleges.
Multicultural Education: Offered at 38 colleges. In 2002, was only offered in 15 colleges.
Intercultural Communications: Offered at 37 colleges. In 2002, was only offered in 18 colleges.
International Studies: Offered at 24 colleges. In 2002, was only offered in 9 colleges.
A.A. DEGREE/CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
During the 2004-2005 academic year the following were offered by CCIE member colleges:
9 A.A. Degree International Studies Programs
297 A. S. International Business Programs
5 Certificates in International Studies
32 Certificates in International Business
3 Certificates in Ethnic/Multicultural Studies
8 Certificates in Intercultural Studies
1 Certificates in Latin American Studies
AA International Studies Canada; Cerritos; Los Rios CCD; San Diego CCD; West Valley/Mission CCD
AS International Business Canada; Cerritos; Coast CCD; Foothill; LA Harbor; LA Pierce; Long Beach; Monterey Peninsula; Mt. San Antonio; Fullerton; Pasadena; Vista; Rancho Santiago CCD; Riverside; Irvine Valley; San Jose; Santa Barbara; San Diego CCD; Santa Monica; Ventura CCD; West Valley/Mission CCD
Certificate - International Studies Cerritos; Coast CCD; Lake Tahoe; Santa Barbara; Santa Rosa; West Valley/Mission CCD
Certificate - International Business Citrus; Coast CCD; Foothill; East LA; El Camino; Glendale; LA Pierce; Long Beach; Monterey Peninsula; Mt. San Antonio; Fullerton; Pasadena; Vista; Rancho Santiago CCD; Riverside; Irvine Valley; San Francisco; San Jose; Santa Barbara; San Diego CCD; Santa Monica; Santa Rosa; Ventura CCD; West Valley/Mission CCD
Certificate in Intercultural Studies: Coast CCD; DeAnza; Cypress; San Diego CCD;
Certificate in Ethnic Studies: Glendale; San Francisco; Solano;
Certificate in Latin American Studies Certificate: LA Pierce;