Glbl 350A: Serving the Global Community
Professor: Tom Shaw
Term: Fall 2012
Location: Stevenson 2065
Time: Mondays 4-5:50pm
The primary goal of this course is to sensitize students to the purpose and value of human service. One assumes that to be globally competent means (in part) having an interest in being of service to others, locally as well as globally. In this course, we will explore
the value of service in a globally interconnected world.
The significance of community service (at least for this course) derives
not from religious sentiments, but from knowledge, understanding and awareness
of how other people around the world live, and struggle for justice, peace and merely survival. In concert with the goals of a global studies curriculum,
this course aims to highlight the basic struggles that characterizes
the plight of not only poor and oppressed "others," but in an
existential sense also describes our own lives. Our aim will be to clarify
and shape values that motivate service to others, and that move us to help improve the lives of people around the globe.
Requirements to pass the course:
1. Attendance. Only 1 absence is permitted.
2. Participation. Regularly participate in class discussions.
3. Reading. Done before coming to class.
Required reading: all linked to this document