Mosaics, Globally Integrated Courses & Global Scholars
Global Mosaics are intensive, interdisciplinary research programs designed around ethnographic fieldwork and immersion in domestic and global communities. Their objective is to encourage students to think reflectively about the diverse world in which they live as they engage in collaborative work with local, transnational and international communities. Global Mosaics provide opportunities for students to apply what they are learning in the classroom—both theoretically and methodologically—to the world beyond and to bring their experiences in the world back into the classroom.
The following is a list of current/upcoming Mosaics:
- Managing Death and Dying in Cross-Cultural Perspective- Spring 2022
The following is a list of past Mosaics:
- Mexican Migration Mosaic- Carlisle and Adams County, PA- Fall 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19)
- African American Foodways in the Civil Rights Movement Mosaic: Spring 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19)
- Rwanda Mosaic: After Genocide and Apartheid, Spring 2019
- Cuba Mini Mosaic: The African Diaspora - May 2018
- Climate Change and Human Security in Nepal - Fall 2017
- Cuba Mini-Mosaic (January 2016, Associated with SPAN 360 and SPAN 380/LALC 300-01/FLST 310-04: Cubania and Cuban Cinema courses.)
- Meltdowns and Waves: Responding to Disasters in the US and Japan (Mini-Mosaic Summer 2016) - Japan
- 2nd Mediterranean Migration, Italy (Mosaic, Spring 2016)
- Inequality in Brazil: An Exploration of Race, Class, Gender and Geography (Mini-Mosaic) - Multi-city Brazil (Summer 2015)
Mosaics are being developed on a continuous basis. For more information visit the Center for Community Studies.
Globally Integrated Courses
Globally Integrated Courses link the study of a global theme or issue in a semester-long course with the opportunity to build on and deepen understanding of the issues through fieldwork or research at a global center or site. Globally Integrated Semesters include additional globally-themed workshops throughout the semester.
The following is a list of current Spring 2022 Globally Integrated Semesters (GIS):
- Argentina GIS: Argentine Adventures through Contemporary Literature
- Brazil GIS: Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
- France GIS: Sustainability in France
- Germany GIS: The Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Iceland GIS: Arctic Studies
The following is a list of past Globally Integrated Courses:
- Food and Energy in Israel and the United States, Spring 2020
- New Testament in Context and History of Christianity- Rome, Italy- May 2020 (cancelled due to Covid-19)
- Human Resource Management - Spring 2018
- Sustainability in Italy: Environment, Culture and Food- Fall 2017
- Leadership in 4 Directions: The Attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii- Fall 2016
- Chile: Environmental Issues in Contemporary Chilean Literature (Globally-Integrated associated with SPAN 231 course, Spring 2016)
- National Futures: Reproductive Health Policy and Practices in the United States, Japan and Israel (Spring Semester-Summer 2016)
- Theater and Dance Program in New York City - January 2016
The Global Scholars program is an initiative to promote student scholarship at our partner institutions abroad. This program allows select Dickinson students to join a faculty-led student research team to study issues of global significance while participating on a Dickinson study abroad program.
Past Global Scholar Programs include:
- Global Scholars US-Japan
Dickinson, in partnership with Akita International University and co-funded by a grant from the Japanese government, is undertook an in-depth research project on perceptions of quality of life among older adults, particularly the relationship between perceived well-being and access to/utilization of health care services. The research was conducted in two structurally similar but geographically distinct regions: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Akita City, Japan.