<![CDATA[New 'Modern Languages Introductory Seminar in Cross-Cultural Understanding' for Georgia Tech Students]]> 27835 The School of Modern Languages will launch a new seminar for Modern Language students titled, "Modern Languages Introductory Seminar in Cross-Cultural Understanding" beginning Fall 2013.

The goal of the seminar is to offer students an in-depth cross-cultural understanding, by exploring major concepts of human conditions. One selected concept (for example, fear, marginalization, or friendship) is examined through a close reading of the major literary works representing different languages and cultural traditions.  

The topic for the first seminar this Fall, is "Think Globally, Act Locally" and the concept of marginalization and nonconformity is examined through a close reading of the major literary works representing different languages and cultural traditions.

The seminar will feature texts originating from seven languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish) and nine world regions (China, France, Francophone Africa, Germany, the Hispanic Caribbean, Japan, Latin America, Russia, and the United States). The seminar will be team-taught by eight stellar faculty from the School of Modern Languages.  Each faculty member will select assigned text, give guest lectures and lead discussions on the text, assign written essays and participate in the collective assessment of students’ final course projects. Dr Kelly Comfort in the School of Modern Languages will lead this seminar.

In keeping with GT Mission and Strategic Plan, The Modern Languages Introductory Seminar in Cross-Cultural Understanding, will contribute to the task of preparing virtuous global citizens and world leaders in pursuing globally significant challenges that will help improve the human condition.

Students can register for this 3-credit class in Oscar by searching under 'Modern Languages' course number ML 2813.  https://oscar.gatech.edu/

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Kelly.Comfort@modlangs.gatech.edu

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<![CDATA[Liam's Legacy 2023: Humanitarian Engineering with Juan Lucena]]> 30190 Please come join us for an exciting dialogue with Professor Juan Lucena, Director of the Humanitarian Engineering Undergraduate Program and Professor of Engineering, Design and Society at the Colorado School of Mines. Professor Lucena will explore the themes that animate his teaching and scholarship, and explore with attendees the idea that "engineers and engineering have culture that can be studied and, if necessary, transformed for the wellbeing of communities, social justice, and sustainability." This event will take place in the ninth floor Atrium of the CODA building. A reception will follow the program, and attendees will be warmly invited to continue the conversation. Please note that registration is required. We are excited to see you there! 

Presented by the Center for Sustainable Communities Research and Education, in partnership with School of History and Sociology (through a grant from the Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund in support of the Conference on Human Rights, Changes and Challenges).

About Liam Rattray & Liam's Legacy:

The Liam's Legacy Symposium honors the memory of Liam Rattray, an outstanding and socially-committed Georgia Tech Honors Program student who was tragically killed by a drunk driver just a few weeks after his graduation, in 2011.  We mourn his death, but we also celebrate his life in this annual event that carries his name and draws upon his legacy of engagement and activism.

RSVP REQUIRED

]]> Kristina Chatfield 1 1693159127 2023-08-27 17:58:47 1695401832 2023-09-22 16:57:12 0 0 event Please come join us for an exciting dialogue with Professor Juan Lucena, Director of the Humanitarian Engineering Undergraduate Program and Professor of Engineering, Design and Society at the Colorado School of Mines. Professor Lucena will explore the themes that animate his teaching and scholarship, and explore with attendees the idea that "engineers and engineering have culture that can be studied and, if necessary, transformed for the wellbeing of communities, social justice, and sustainability." This event will take place in the ninth floor Atrium of the CODA building. A reception will follow the program, and attendees will be warmly invited to continue the conversation. Please note that registration is required. We are excited to see you there! 

RSVP REQUIRED

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