Internationalization of Two Undergraduate Psychology Courses
Increasing globalization has led colleges and universities to develop educational initiatives that provide students the skills they need to function as global citizens with a deep and comparative knowledge of themselves and their world. Study abroad and international student recruitment are popular educational initiatives to increase student intercultural competency. Another critical yet often neglected educational initiative includes course internationalization, which professional organizations such as the American Council on Education recommend. This article reports on the course internationalization experiences of the authors, who received funding through their university's Global and Strategic Initiatives Small Grants Program. Strategies for infusing global content, theory, and research throughout the courses will be presented, followed by student reactions to course internationalization and conclusions.
Keywords - College Students, Culture, Internationalization, Teaching Psychology