What is GINS 3100, Global and International Group Project?

In this course, students have the opportunity to gain real-world research and project development experience from the classroom in Ottawa.   Under the direction of a Carleton instructor, students groups work together as “e-volunteers” with an overseas partner.  This course is open to all undergraduate students (not just BGInS students) with third year standing or higher.  For BGInS students, it satisfies the International Experience Requirement (IER).  BGInS students taking this course are not eligible to apply for the IER bursary.  Registration for the course is through the normal course registration system.

Winter 2019: Southeast Asia

In this course, students have the opportunity to gain real-world research and project development experience all from our classroom in Ottawa!  Through our innovative e-learning environment, students will partner with CUSO International on a multi-country project that focuses on the empowerment of women and youth in Myanmar, Laos, and the Philippines.  We will draw from Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy to strengthen CUSO country programming that is committed to providing meaningful, life-giving, and environmentally enriching economic opportunities for women and youth.

In concrete terms, this course provides opportunities for students to develop practical skills in multi-scalar research, policy analysis, and participate in the development of community-based programming. Beyond this, students also have the unique opportunity to work in consultation with professionals in the field, and community leaders in Yangon, Vientiane, and Manila, providing the foundations for meaningful career networks. In addition, this course gives students an opportunity to actively engage in the non-profit sector, to enhance skills in inter-cultural exchange, and to make a meaningful contribution to the empowerment and livelihood prospects of impoverished women and youth in Southeast Asia.

Course Details, Winter 2019

Course instructor: Prof. M. Steckley, BGInS
Schedule: Tuesday, 11:35AM-14:25PM
Room: ME 3190