Study Abroad Opportunities with the College of Education
The College of Education (COE) International programs strive to provide students with strategic growth, expansion of international engagement, and mobility through study abroad experiences. The College of Education works collaboratively with various university units who are engaged in international education to increase the number of COE students who study abroad.
Global Learning Initiative
One of the missions of the College of Education is to provide strategic growth, expansion and management of college-level (COE) international partnerships. This includes creating and sustaining college managed international strategic/special programs, managing student mobility through study abroad experiences (semester, academic year, faculty-led programs), and working collaboratively with various university units who are engaged in international education to increase the number of COE students who study abroad. Students who become true Global Scholars merit recognition, so the COE has developed the Global Learning Initiative (GLI) Distinction Honor Medallion to award to students who build global and multicultural awareness through selected global-content courses, language study, and international study abroad opportunities.
COE Study Abroad Courses
- EDU 3390/5590 Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience to Your Future (3): Studying abroad is a transformative experience that has the power to challenge our thinking and our perspective on the world. This course aims to attract students across disciplines, to promote inter-professional development, and to prepare them to expand their understanding of their global identity. Students learn to communicate their growth in intercultural competence toward their personal and professional development. These experiences collectively help each student to become a competitive member of a global workforce.
- PSY 3315 Cultural and Diversity Psychology (3): This course is a theoretical and empirical analysis of how culture is connected to human behavior. Global cultural differences and perspectives will be discussed including research studies, theory, and comparative analyses (i.e. Eastern vs. Western comparative analyses). Discussions will include human behavior across different countries, the evolution of culture, self and personality, mental and physical health, and living in multicultural worlds. Diversity topics will cover such issues as gender, ethnicity, classism, disability, worldviews, and role constructions. Diversity discussions will include stereotypes, biases, ageism, ableism, and gender role development. Sexual orientation and evolving cultural laws will be examined.
- PSY 4485 Psychology Study Abroad (3): This course examines how culture is related to human behavior. Relates major principles and theories of psychology to two or more cultures during a Study Abroad experience in a host country or countries. Prerequisites: PSY 2200 or Psychology Major or Minor.
Global Learning Initiative Distinction Honor
The College of Education is the only college at Troy that currently has a program to formally recognize students as Global Scholars.