Global Understandings

This course will be linked with four universities located in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The course will provide students with multiple perspectives on these cultures and with the opportunity to experience direct interaction with their peers at sister institutions. This comparative study and engagement will allow students to move from an undifferentiated concept of the other to a sophisticated understanding of the many, many others who are different from them. The course is divided into modules, with each centering on a different country. Within those modules, ASU students will engage with students in other countries on topics that fall into four broadly-defined areas: college life and education, family life and cultural traditions, stereotypes and prejudices, and religion and the meaning of life. The course is designed so that topics become progressively more challenging inter-culturally as students gain familiarity with each other and with the PRC, ROC, Thailand, and the U.S. Our readings and course materials will be drawn from carefully selected readings in the umbrella field of communication across the cultural divide, and from our own fields of study. The pedagogical practices and assignments for the course will place an emphasis on engagement with ideas and people, individual and group reflection and opportunities for creative synthesis.

NOTE: Course is linked with partner universities in Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, and China.

NOTE:  This course is offered as a hybrid with both in-person required meeting times and an online component.  Instructor will communicate details to enrolled students.

Course Details
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103: TR 8:00am-9:15am - hybrid
Fall 2024
Global Issues

Anthony Carey

Anthony Carey

Dr. Anthony Carey joined the Department of History at Appalachian State University 2008 to serve as the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. After more than six years in that position, he returned to the faculty in 2015. He is working on a new book on Emancipation and Reconstruction in Georgia and Alabama, and he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in American history, with an emphasis on slavery and race. He is currently teaching a new upper-level course, "Land of the Free, Home of Slave," a wide-ranging exploration on connections between slavery and freedom from the 1600s to the 2000s

Tony was previously at Auburn University for sixteen years. He chaired the Africana Studies Committee there and led in the creation of a minor. When he departed Auburn, he was serving as the Chair of the History Department and held the Hollifield Chair in Southern History. His Ph.D. is from Emory University.