Developing and Teaching Regional/Area Studies Courses: Challenges, Approaches and Resources

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, CCAS Boardroom

Developing and Teaching Regional/Area Studies Courses: Challenges, Approaches and Resources

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, CCAS Boardroom

This professional development workshop offers teachers and global studies program curriculum specialists and interested educators the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of Georgetown faculty in the School of Foreign Service. Experts from SFS centers for Asian, Middle Eastern, African and Latin American Studies will explore the concepts and issues in  area studies and present thematic frameworks for survey courses, and offer specific classroom ideas and resources such as maps, background readings, selected literature, film, and websites.  The workshop is sponsored by CCAS on behalf of the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown. We invite experienced global/area studies teachers and those who are planning such courses to share their expertise.

Speakers from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service include:

  • Scott Taylor, Director, African Studies Program
  • Lahra Smith, African Studies
  • Fida Adely, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
  • Matthew Carnes, Director, Center for Latin American Studies
  • Mubbashir Rizvi, Asian Studies Program

Lunch will be provided. Register here.

This workshop is made possible by Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which is funding a National Resource Center on the Middle East at Georgetown.