This fall, students have the opportunity to take five new courses, designed to bring students from several programs together, and to exemplify the principles of immersive learning, high performance thinking, and open architecture that define Monterey Way 2.0.

Twelve students, representing four programs within GSIPS, are taking Michel Gueldry’s French for International Professions and Organizations.  This course emphasizes co-creation of knowledge. The first three weeks will focus on developing inter-cultural competence, but the remainder of the class will be negotiated with the students based on their background, specializations, and interests.

Forty-eight students (19 from GSIPS, 14 from FGSIB, and 5 from GSTI) are taking The China Factor, team-taught by Yuwei Shi, Wei-Liang and J.D. Yuan.  This course approaches the phenomenon of China today from the perspectives of government, economy and business, and engages students in developing their own scenarios for China in 2030.

David Colclasure’s course, Ethics in the Era of Globalization, enrolled sixteen students from 3 different programs within GSIPS. Students investigate the social mores and moral value systems in a variety of cultures and apply skills involved in ethical discourse and decision-making in a professional context.

Fundamental Concepts and Terminology for Economics, taught by Tanya Pound, has an enrollment of 62, mostly from GSTI. Students learn about various aspects of the economy, including macroeconomics, securities, finance, and accounting, by developing presentations on selected topics for presentation to the class. During the second half of the semester, some of the presentations will be given in languages other than English, and interpreted by second year students. In keeping with the Monterey Way 2.0, students not only learn the concepts and terminology of economics and finance, and the cultural dimensions of these concepts in different societies, but they acquire a higher order skill set that they can use to develop their knowledge of other unfamiliar disciplines. The course is student-driven, in that all presentations except for the first will be made by students.

International Business Project Management, taught by William Brooks, has 32 students: 2 from GSIPS, 6 from FGSIB, and 23 from GSTI. This course satisfies program requirements for both TLM and MBA curricula.  It emphasizes the practical management of multidisciplinary project teams throughout the project life cycle.

Several of these faculty members are participating in an ongoing Faculty Learning Community, facilitated by Bob Cole and Jean Turner, to support each other in exploring applications of Monterey Way 2.0 pedagogy, and considering new approaches to assessing learning outcomes within this pedagogical framework.


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