Globalizing Course Content

Center for International and Cultural Education

Globalizing course content can further encourage participation and a positive climate for international and multilingual students. 

  • Require research paper bibliographies to include a certain number of international sources
  • Add required or optional course readings that take an international perspective on the topic
  • Craft discussion questions and activities that invite students to draw on their own backgrounds and/or travel experiences
  • Ask students to examine case studies beyond the U.S.
  • Link students to lectures and podcasts from international sources
  • Find out what other languages your students speak and/or study, and link them to materials on the subject in those languages

This page draws from and is inspired by Shawna Shapiro's faculty development workshop on supporting multilingual/international students at Macalester College, summer 2018.