IARD 2050 - Worldly Explorations: Gateway to Engaged International Experiences for Undergraduates(crosslisted) NTRES 2050
(CU-CEL, CU-ITL, CU-SBY, CU-UGR)
Spring. 1 credit. S/U grades only.
Enrollment limited to: freshmen and sophomores majoring or minoring in AGSCI, ESS, or IARD (IDS); others by permission.
This discussion-based course introduces opportunities for international study available to juniors and seniors. Grounded in experiential learning through community engagement, public service, and leadership training, guest faculty and students discuss stimulating real-world learning experiences arising from a variety of courses and semesters abroad that include fieldwork in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Opportunities for academic coursework beyond Cornell and for research and practical internships are also discussed. The course provides an opportunity for students to develop a personalized plan of study that matches their personal and professional aspirations. Such preparation might include combinations of area and language studies; training in community engagement, public service, and/or leadership; international travel workshops, specialized coursework, and/or research methodological development.
Outcome 1: Better understand how their personal strengths and talents can inform and enhance their professional lives.
Outcome 2: Articulate the characteristics of various approaches to community-engaged service/experiential learning and identify those that support their academic and career goals.
Outcome 3: Use critical reflection to assess the personal outcomes of experiential learning.
Outcome 4: Appreciate the scope of community-engaged international experiences available at Cornell and elsewhere.
Outcome 5: Identify specific community-engaged international experiences that would further personal and professional goals while also meeting curricular requirements for their majors.