SUNY at Stony Brook - Federated
Learning Communities Program - FLC
302 Globalization Seminar
The Federated Learning Community (FLC) is a program which focuses on an issue of major societal importance and leads to an academic minor. The program enables students to register for a cluster of courses arranged around a specific issue. The program seminar focuses and integrates the material of the federated classes in a small community setting of about 25 -30 students. Students may earn a minor in Globalization (GLS) by completing 24 credits in a sequence of their own choice, including both program seminars FLC 301 and 301, plus any six of the other courses with a grade of C or better. The prospective topic for Fall 2002 is Human Rights, Terrorism, and Transnational Movements, and for Spring 2003 Global Economics, Development, and Political Governance.
A goal of the FLC is to engage students in a holistic way that touches their personal lives as well as their academic interests and allows them to gain a hands-on experience combining theory and practice, including a variety of extracurricular activities. The objective is to practice skills, such as writing (class questions, briefing handout, mid-term essay, conference report); group research projects, oral presentations, webpage design, collaboration with and peer mentoring of high school students to prepare a student conference, visiting the U.N. headquarters, organizing field trips and events (movies, plays, conference, pizza parties), and meetings with scholars.
In the FLC program seminar the SBU undergraduate students will
A typical class will start with a group's class briefing and the discussion of selected questions submitted at the beginning of class. After a short break, the high school students will join us and a guest speaker from a federated course will arrive and give a 30-40 minute lecture, followed by a group discussion with SBU and high school students.
If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact on your ability to carry out assigned course work, I would urge that you contact the staff in the Disabled Student Services office (DSS), Room 133, Humanities, 632-6748v/TDD. DSS will review your concerns and determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation of disability are confidential.
Class reader distributed by the instructor