Being a Global Citizen

Global Scholars Circuit


Join the Global Citizens Project for the Global Scholars Circuit!

The Circuit is a way to engage USF's community of global citizens in lively discussions about particularly interesting global topics, while exposing the USF community to the wide array of certified global courses offered across campus. Throughout the semester, various faculty will open their classroom to other students, faculty, and staff during a normally scheduled class period.

Just drop in!


Fall 2018 Global Scholars Circuit Sessions

All sessions will be held in the Grace Allen Room (Library, 4th floor in Special Collections).

***Attend 4 Global Scholars Circuit sessions this semester and receive a certificate!***


Topic: How can social policy and social programs combat poverty?

Date: Tue. 10/2/2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Course: SOW 3203 Introduction to Social Work
Instructor: Tanya Johnson-Gilchri, MSW, LCSW, MPH


Topic: Who cares?: Unpacking the teacher-student relationship with an ethic of care

Date: Wed. 10/24/2018
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Course: EDF 2085 Education, Diversity, and Global Society     *view course flyer
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Braunstein


Topic: How did the Cuban Revolution impact Florida?

Date: Thu. 10/25/2018
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Course: LAH 3200 Modern Latin America
Instructor: Dr. Adriana Novoa


Topic: What are the current issues and crises in Christianity?

Date: Wed. 10/31/2018
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Course: REL 3500 History of Christianity
Instructor: Dr. William Ditewig


Topic: What are appropriate engineering and policy strategies to address global air pollution problems?

Date: Wed. 11/7/2018
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Course: ENV 4001 Environmental Systems Engineering
Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Cunningham



Past Global Scholars Circuit Sessions

Spring 2018

Topic: What are the ethical considerations when addressing global health challenges?
Course: HSC 4624 Foundations of Global Health
Instructor: Sam Matos

Topic: How have technologies of writing and printing changed how we communicate, use language, and talk about culture?
Course: LIN 3003 Language Matters     *view course flyer
Instructor: Judith Bridges

Topic: Turning on the Light: How can the power of curiosity invigorate your life?
Course: ISS 3010 Intro to the Social Sciences     *view course flyer
Instructor: Dr. Damien Contessa 

Topic: How are social and behavioral health theories applied to global health programs?
Course: HSC 4211 Health, Behavior, and Society     *view course flyer
Instructor: Helen Mahony 

Topic: What is the relationship between religion and local and global food systems?
Course: REL 4108 Religion and Food
Instructor: Dr. Will Schanbacher 

Topic: Is sustainable also tasty?
Course: HUM 3309 Intro to Food Studies     *view course flyer
Instructor: Dr. Sara Dykins Callahan

Fall 2017

Topic: What is the role of media in a public debate?

Course: PUR 4401 Public Relations: Issues, Practices and Problems
Instructor: Katya Komarova 

Topic: How does language shape the way humans think?
Course: ANT 3610 Linguistic Anthropology    *view course flyer

Instructor: Dr. Tara Deubel

Topic: Theatre and the Plague: How does Artaud's theatre of cruelty help us to grasp global issues?

Course: THE 4562 Contemporary Performance Theory    *view course flyer
Instructor: Dr. Patrick Finelli

Topic: How do students from different cultures and linguistic backgrounds see and understand the world?

Course: EDF 3604 Schools and Society
Instructor: Dr. Alisha Brown

Topic: How are various globally significant issues addressed locally?
Course: ISS 4935 Seminar in the Social Sciences
Instructors: Dr. Laurel Graham, Dr. Sara Green, and Dr. Emelda Curry 

Spring 2017

Topic: Are Disney movies good for kids?

Course: EDF 2085 Education, Diversity, and Global Society
Instructor: Dr. Lauren Braunstein 

Topic: Interdisciplinary studies and consilience

Course: ISS 3010 Introduction to the Social Sciences    *view course flyer
Instructor: Michael Sette 

Topic: Risk perception and risk communication

Course: GEO 4340 Natural Hazards
Instructor: Dr. Kevin Ash 

Topic: Epidemiology

Course: PHC 4101 Overview of Public Health Programs & Policies
Instructor: Dr. Alison Oberne 

Topic: How faith and reason can or should relate

Course: REL 3500 History of Christianity
Instructor: Lily King, M.A.

Topic: Global food waste

Course: ITT 4531 Italian Food in Film
Instructor: Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia