HUM 120 - The UK - Ireland Experience
Course Description: This course is an on-campus and study abroad experience in the UK and Ireland that will focus on traditional and contemporary British and Irish cultures. Academic and study tour cultural components place an emphasis on situating contemporary England, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland in a literary, historical, and social context. As with all International studies programs at MCC, students are expected to share what they have learned with the college community upon completion of the course.
ISLOs: This course supports student development of Multicultural/Global Literacy, Critical Thinking, Personal and Professional Development, and Written and Oral Communication.
Prerequisite(s): students must have completed 12 credits in a degree program at MCC before participating in the course.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities, Social Science, and Behavioral Science
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- summarize the history, social structures, and institutions of the UK and Ireland
- analyze the political struggle of the UK and Ireland through their revolutions, reactions and independence movements
- describe the UK and Ireland’s cultural and economic development and evaluate its impact in comparison to other contemporary countries
- examine and compare the UK and Ireland’s cultural preservation strategies with those of other countries
- analyze cultural and social change in the UK and Ireland, paying particular attention to the contemporary through discussion and experiential service learning
- write reflective analysis for e-portfolios that employ print and visual sources to explore and identify the social consequences of the UK and Ireland’s commitment to cultural and literary preservation and its place on the global stage.
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