MCC Global Education





Middlesex Community College is committed to intentionally globalizing curriculum through a comprehensive strategic plan that suffuses global thought more broadly into the undergraduate experience.

Faculty and staff have designed and implemented curriculum and scholarship on campus with support from the College, Title VI, NEH, and HED grants.

On this site there are a variety of curriculum units cross listed by discipline or geographic area that cover concepts of cultural diversity, inequality, global governance, economics, history, literature, theatre, and service to community.

For tips on how to infuse global content into your classes, check out the material on this site as well as our main Globalize Your Course Resource page. For the post recent updates and additions, visit the Home page.

Upcoming curriculum units will cover:

  • Art – Chinese Diaspora and Cambodian influences
  • Literature – the Female Heroic Journey
  • History – The Silk Road
  • Math – the Golden Ratio
  • Psychology – East/West Approaches to Treatment
  • Sociology – Pop Cuture
  • Study Abroad
  • Science – the Environment
Featured post

Engaging Students in Asian Studies Through Literature

Gail Mooney

IEW-MooneyProfessor of Humanities

Gail Mooney, member of the Title VI Grant on Chinese Culture, shares curriculum resources in literature developed through her work with the East-West Center.

The curriculum resources below offer examples of how Gail and Karen Oster infused Asian philosophy in each class meeting in their integrated learning community Introduction to Chinese Culture: Through Another Window.  Assignments on the poetry of Li Bai and Wild Swans can be used in classes of literature, sociology, and history.

Click on the link below to view the video and curriculum attachments:

Through Another Window Syllabus

Wild Swans Response Essay

‘Lai Bai’

First Essay

Engaging Students in Asian Studies Through Literature

Shakespeare & Hamlet

Dona Cady

41464_1010821467_8256_nDona Cady, Dean of Global Education, shares a two week curriculum unit on Shakespeare and Hamlet.  Explore Shakespeare’s European Renaissance world through a Camtasia lecture, film clips, readings, and assignments.

Want to add an Asian twist?  Consider how  Hamlet’s world also reflects a Doaist perspective.  Supplemental readings in Asian Philosophy are also attached

In part or whole, this unit can be used in classes for literature, philosophy, language, theatre, and history.

Shakespeare – Week 1

Shakespeare & the Elizabethan Age

Notes on Hamlet Video

Shakespeare – Week 2

Discussions Questions for Hamlet

Introduction to Daodejing

History and Honors: Engaging Students in Global Contexts

David Kalivas

IEW-KalivasProfessor of World History and Director of the Commonwealth Honors Program  

David Kalivas discusses the importance of global perspectives in education. Large, complex, interdisciplinary questions require engaged students who understand the interconnected forces in history.

Join him in conversations on how MCC engages students in global contexts and also how curriculum units in history, economics, literature, and sociology can be built around the theme of Ethnocentrism and Racism.

Listen to his podcasts on a variety of subjects.

History and Honors: Engaging Students in Global Contexts

Conversations on Ethnocentrism and Race: Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade

The conversation Continued

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