The purpose of this course is to assess the impact of
globalization on professional life. The course examines globalization
as it relates to commerce, information flow, mass media, government,
health care and education. Currently, the term globalization has replaced
the more traditional, and restrictive, terms imperialism or colonialism.
Today, globalization suggests a broader, more complex relationship
between global societies than was evident prior to the end of the Cold
War and the emergence of the World Wide Web/Internet to communicate
and disseminate information.
As a consequence of the profound social, political, and cultural
transformations that have occurred since, it is critical to incorporate
use of the broad array
of all electronic resources in the core curriculum of the MPS program. For
better or worse, the electronic world is here to stay and students
should be trained
to use cyberspace for their own purposes and to understand that global society
is being divided into two groups: “information rich” and “information poor.”
The electronic revolution has profoundly affected the modern workplace. Professionals,
of all varieties, are expected to be ‘computer literate’ in order to manage
human and material resources via computer programs, instant messaging,
faxes and cell ‘phones. Furthermore, professionals are expected to be aware
of trans-cultural issues that can affect international professional
1) To examine the impact of globalization on professional
2) To explore globalization as it relates to commerce, information
flow, mass media, government, health care and education.
3) To review trends in globalization and the projection of future developments.
4) To consider social, political, and cultural issues associated with
working across borders.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
and admission to the Master’s in Professional Studies program or departmental
Sequence of course topics with detailed reading and discussion
topics listed in the assignment within the course. Students are required
to complete the readings and threaded discussions each week.
1) Culture and Communication
2) The Role of Language in Intercultural Communication
3) Getting to Know Another Culture
4) Individuals and Groups in Professional Cultures
5) Non-Western Cultures and Healthcare
6) Medicine and Education in a Global Society
7) Global Issues in Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy
8) The University in a Global Society
9) The University in a Global Society
10) The Role of Mass Media in Healthcare and Higher Education
11) The Future of Globalization
Specific Course Requirements:
Knowledge of Hardware and software listed below.
Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software
Hyper Links (On-line Resources):
World Health Organization: “Negotiating Health Development”
Health Care Topics (WHO):
World Health Report (2004):
World Health Reports (1995-2003):
minimum requirements can be found at http://www.rodp.org/students/hardware_software.htm.
Specific hardware requirements for this course include...(A list of
software the student is required to purchase or download for the course,
Real Player, Media Player, Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office,
see the separate page inside the course to find instructor contact
information as well as a statement of virtual office hours and other
NO tests. Grades will be based on a paper, participation
in discussions, team project and presentation.
Grades will be assigned on the scale presented below.
There will be no rounding up a letter grade at the end of the course.
There is no extra credit available in this class. As professionals
you are expected to continually present a high standard of work raising
the bar on quality and delivery.
Assignment 1 Present Yourself 1 point
Assignment 2 Profession and Focus 10 points
Assignment 3 Journal Article Paper identification 10 points
Assignment 4 Questions to ask the literature 10 points
Assignment 5 Project Management Plan 10 points
Assignment 6 Mid Course Reflection 10 points
Assignment 7 Final Reflection 10 points
Week of Management ..In which the team manages the week, posts and
facilitates a discuss on your chosen profession and topic, presents
a PPT and invites the larger community to their presentation in either
WIMBA or ELLUMINATE
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . 200 points
Final Paper Topic of the team's choice.
Journal Ready . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . .200 points
in threaded discussions and teams . 140 points
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.Total 600 points
Number grades on tests translate into these letter grades:
D 419-360 (Grade of "D" is not be available on all campuses)
F below 359
Assignments and Projects:
Quick View of Course Requirements-Detailed reading lists
and topics are provided within the WEBCT Course
- Post comment on the case study to the Discussion Board, at least once a week.
- Submit answers to questions on the assigned readings. Deadlines for submission
are posted in the syllabus, but generally there is a deadline once a week. Write
in complete sentences.
- Submit the answers on the discussion board by the deadline
for each discussion.
- Write a research paper of the team’s choice of topic.
participate in all interactive aspects of the course if interaction is
part of the course design. Students must communicate with other students
in the chat room. Students are expected to communicate with the
instructor as a learning resource and check the course bulletin board
frequently for announcements. Students must actively participate in
threaded discussion events.
need to remain current with the course calendar. NOTE:
If you do not login during a week (defined as Sunday midnight
to Sunday midnight,) then that week will count as an absence.
One unexcused absence will result in
the lowering of the course grade by a letter grade; two
absences will result in lowering the course grade by two letter
grades; three absences will result in failure of the course.
required as stated above. You are expected to communicate with other
students in threaded discussions. Learn how to navigate in WebCT. Keep
abreast of course announcements. Use the WEBCT Course e-mail address as
opposed a personal e-mail address. Address technical problems
immediately. Observe course netiquette at all times.
Do not include
propriety or copyrighted material from other sources without written
You may be called on to present or share
with other students materials you develop for this class. You have
copyrighted your own work and will be asked for permission to share it
with others outside of class.
We encourage you to work together as you
are learning the knowledge and skills presented in this course. You
should actively seek suggestions, share ideas, and get reviews of your
group project, but you must produce your individual sections yourself.
Be sure to properly credit the sources
for what you turn in, including any assistance with the project.
Any student engaged in
cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty is subject
to discipline based on TBR guidelines.
“The term ‘plagiarism’
includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct
quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person
without full or clear acknowledgment. It also includes the
unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency
engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.”
Cheating includes “the misrepresentation of papers, reports, assignments
or other materials as the product of a student's sole independent
effort.” Do your own work when submitting answers to questions on
readings, case study postings and the semester paper. If you have any
doubts or questions, ask the instructor not another student for
- Always include a
- Remember without
facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful
in wording your emails. Use of emoticons might be helpful in some
- Use standard
- Do not send large
attachments without permission.
- Special formatting
such as centering, audio messages, tables, html, etc. should be avoided
unless necessary to complete an assignment or other
- Respect the privacy
of other class members
- Review the
discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion. Be a
lurker then a discussant.
- Try to maintain
threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
- Do not make
insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion
group. Be respectful of others' ideas.
- Be patient and read
the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your
- Be cooperative with
group leaders in completing assigned tasks.
- Be positive and
constructive in group discussions.
- Respond in a
thoughtful and timely manner.
- Introduce yourself
to the other learners in the chat session.
- Be polite. Choose
your words carefully. Do not use derogatory statements.
- Be concise in
responding to others in the chat session.
- Be prepared to open
the chat session at the scheduled time.
- Be constructive in
your comments and suggestion
The Tennessee Virtual Library
is available to all students enrolled in the Regents Degree Program.
to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases,
interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps,
and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to
complete online assignments and as background reading must be included
in all courses.
Students With Disabilities
Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable
and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the
appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior
to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor
must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for
specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home
institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with
their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the
established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the
instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this
syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the
instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by
individual email communication and posting both notification and nature
of change(s) on the course bulletin board.
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