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Global Course Connections Information Sessions

The Global Course Connections (GCC) program lets you take a class on campus during the winter semester - then take your education to the next level by traveling with your professor to a field site for a few weeks! This year, we are offering 8 different GCC opportunities in Cuba, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Ghana, South Africa, and China. LSA Global Experience Scholarship (GCC) is available for LSA students with financial need on all of these programs. Read on to learn more about specific programs!

For information on all the GCC courses go to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/cgis/GCC.

Japan: Modern Japanese Literature in Tokyo and Introduction to Japanese Art & Culture
Friday, November 15, 2:00 p.m.
G115 Angell Hall

Come learn more about the Winter 2014 Global Course Connections (GCC) programs in Japan: Modern Japanese Literature in Tokyo, and Introduction to Japanese Art & Culture in Kyoto. No Japanese background is required for either course!  In Modern Japanese Literature, students will travel to Tokyo, the capital and largest city of modern Japan, to learn about the literature of Tokyo as a ‘Global City’ in the early 21st century.  Introduction to Japanese Art & Culture will take an interdisciplinary approach to the history of Japanese visual culture.

Apply to GCC Tokyo now via M-Compass
Apply to GCC Kyoto now via M-Compass

Policy and Services to Enhance Community Participation and Well Being in Amsterdam and Berlin
Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 p.m.
MLB B111

In Amsterdam and Berlin, students will compare policies in Europe vs. policies in the US in the following areas:

  • Prostitution/human trafficking
  • Criminalization/incarceration of adolescents and young adults, particularly individuals of color and immigrant populations
  • Transforming urban and desolate industrial spaces into productive community spaces (Examples in Detroit, Amsterdam, Berlin)

Anthcul 408: Maternal/Child Health, the Environment, and Pollution in Africa to Nangodi, Ghana
Wednesday, November 20, 5:00 p.m.
1469 Mason Hall

Conduct vital development research on environmentally-friendly production techniques and resource allocation.  Through this program, students will be able to work with local women to develop sustainable economic alternatives based on products made from the abundant ‘neem trees’ growing throughout the area. Students will also work with local traders in branding and marketing Nangodi soap through networks established for the sale of locally-produced Bolgatanga baskets.