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Q199 is a one-credit course required of all students new to the Global LLC. Through class discussions led by peer instructors, “Q” engages you in conversations about world affairs and global issues, and inspires you to think about your own role in global society. Ultimately, the goal of Q199 is to provide a forum where you can explore with your peers the economic, cultural, political, educational, and social dimensions of globalization.



Spring 2019

Gay Muslim man with signKaty Blackwood [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons GLLC-G 200 Global Village Colloquium, Topic: History of Human Rights in the South(1 cr.)

This joint project between Indiana University and University of Pretoria will bring 5-6 students from the University of Pretoria to the United States for a course of travel and study in conjunction with 5-6 students from IU. Travel (March 3-8) through Alabama and Mississippi will cover “sites of memory” of the civil rights struggle in the U.S.: museums, memorials, historical markers, and heritage sites.


Although technically a Spring Break class, in order to accommodate the schedule of South African students, the class will run from Sunday March 3 through Friday March 8.  

We will drive from Bloomington to Alabama, to rendezvous with South African students at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. We will then proceed to the new Peace and Justice Memorial and Legacy Museum in Montgomery. Then, following the path of the 1961 Freedom Rides, we proceed on to Jackson, and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. We will then make our way through the Mississippi Delta, heart of the 1964 Freedom Summer movement, stopping at sites on the Mississippi Civil Rights Trail, including the Emmett Till interpretation center in Sumner. We will also visit a Blues museum and take a canoe trip down the Mississippi River. The final stop before driving back to Bloomington: Memphis, and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. King was assassinated in 1968. At each stop, students will critically examine the different narratives of the civil rights movement presented, and consider how local conditions may have shaped the memory of the movement.  


Literacy and Leadership in Rwanda EDUC-L295 (14714) Literacy and Leadership in Rwanda – A Service-Learning Course (1 cr.)
Marinova, V.; W 7:00P–9:00P; FQ 012B

The Literacy and Leadership course prepares students for an international summer service-learning trip to work with an English summer camp (Kabwende Primary School) in Kinigi, Rwanda. The second-8-week session will address service ethics, history, culture, and politics, language, and training for camp instructors. The Spring 2017 semester section of the course serves as an introduction to Rwandan culture and pre-departure orientation for interested students. The course will be followed by a month-long service trip that will take place during the summer term (approximately, mid-July to mid-August, 2017). The service trip includes excursions to Gisoze Genocide Museum, Lake Burera, Volcanoes National Park (one of the very few places in the world where you can still see gorillas in the wild), Nyamata Genocide Memorial, Queen Elizabeth National Park in neighboring Uganda, and many more.

Note: This course is held during the 2nd Eight-Weeks session, and will begin on March 6, 2017.

Students interested in traveling to Rwanda will also need to register for EDUC-L296 (2 cr.), a month-long summer course (Summer 201) that takes place in Kinigi, Rwanda.

For details or to enroll in the course, please contact Vera Marinova,