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Intercultural Learning: Critical Preparation for International Student Travel
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International student exchanges are an increasingly popular aspect of the internationalisation of higher education around the globe. Whether as short-term mobility projects or semester long ‘study abroad’ opportunities, the benefits of such international study experiences have been well documented.

Higher education institutions, departments and disciplines, or individual academics are often tasked with preparing students for such international experiences. Such preparation often focuses on the practical and logistical aspects of student travel, overlooking a crucial dimension of student learning.

Intercultural learning: Critical preparation for international student travel aims to take students beyond practical preparation, to equip them with a critical lens through which to view and understand their international experiences. The book leads students toward a deeper understanding of culture and cultural difference through an exploration of challenging concepts such as imperialism, racism, privilege and intercultural practice.

As an adjunct to traditional approaches, the book adds a significant and valuable dimension to the process of preparing students for international study, increasing the potential for meaningful and transformative learning experiences.

Subject:
World Cultures
Higher Education
Sociology
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
UTS ePress
Author:
Debra Miles
Narayan Gopalkrishnan
Peter Jones
Date Added:
01/01/2018
Introduction to Design Equity – Open Textbook
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Why do affluent, liberal, and design-rich cities like Minneapolis have some of the biggest racial disparities in the country? How can designers help to create more equitable communities? Introduction to Design Equity, an open access book for students and professionals, maps design processes and products against equity research to highlight the pitfalls and potentials of design as a tool for building social justice.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Graphic Design
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Kristine Miller
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Introduction to Sociology 2e
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Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book’s conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today’s students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface.

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Introduction to Sociology 2e, Race and Ethnicity, Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
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This module explains the difference between stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, and racism identifies different types of discrimination and views racial tension through a sociological lens.

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
What We Now Know about Race and Ethnicity
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Attempts of nineteenth-century writers to establish “race” as a biological concept failed after Charles Darwin opened the door to a new world of knowledge. Yet this word already had a place in the organization of everyday life and in ordinary English language usage. This book explains how the idea of race became so important in the USA, generating conceptual confusion that can now be clarified. Developing an international approach, it reviews references to “race,” “racism,” and “ethnicity” in sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and comparative politics and identifies promising lines of research that may make it possible to supersede misleading notions of race in the social sciences.

Subject:
Anthropology
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Michael Banton
Date Added:
05/26/2020