Global Engagement Learning Community

The Global Engagement Learning Community provides an opportunity for students with an international interest including but not limited to, international studies, international relations and studying abroad the co-curricular support of peers, faculty and staff. This interdisciplinary program is designed to give students specialized and general global knowledge, significant international experience, and exposure to University resources that cater to international interests. This LC is for students who have and appreciate a global perspective!

Students in the Global Engagement LC will learn:

  • how to appreciate diversity from historical and current perspectives
  • how to take advantage of internationally focused events and   resources on campus and in the St. Louis community
  • how to think critically and reflectively about their global knowledge and understanding

Global Engagement Previous Programs:

During the 2015-2016 academic year the Global Education LC attended many exclusive programs together. These programs were designed by the Global Education LC faculty to enhance their classroom curriculum. These programs were free to Global Education LC students. While these programs often change from year to year, this list of programs should give you a better idea of the kinds of events you can attend with your LC.

- Festival of Nations at Tower Grove Park
- International Food Crawl at Grand Blvd.

Global Engagement LC Courses:

Student in each learning community must take all of the courses in a cohort

FRSH 1200:  In Malala’s footsteps:  How young people experience, embrace, reject, and transform gender roles in the world’s faith traditions.

On October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager was shot, and nearly killed, by the Taliban because of her outspoken advocacy for girls’ schools.  While Malala’s experience was extraordinary, she represents other young men and women who have questioned the assumptions of their faith communities regarding gender roles and relationships and have acted on those questions. Whether or not we affiliate with a particular faith or spiritual tradition, we live in a time when religious conflict seems to dominate our lives and our discussions about right and wrong; threat and security.  A specific focus of this discourse has to do with how various faith perspectives frame gender. Media outlets highlight arguments over the definition of marriage, the right to wear Muslim head coverings in schools, moral debates about teens’ abilities to make decisions about unexpected pregnancies, etc.  However these stories tend to obscure the complexity and diversity of religious beliefs and practices and their influence on gender roles and relationships. 

Paired with:
INTL 1500: The World System
HRTS 1100: Introduction to Human Rights