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A1: Introductions

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Sometime before the beginning of class on June 4 please take the time to introduce yourself to the class.  Include your

(1) Class year, major(s), significant program involvement, relevant extra-curricular activities, and -importantly- why you signed up for this course.

(2) Describe your GST 110 class, listing the major topics you covered some of the areas that interested you the most.

(3) Describe other classes you have taken that may in some way be relevant to this course (international studies, pol sci, sociology, etc.)

You are encouraged to add a photo and a video link (note:  my definition of exemplary global citizen starts at about the 2:30mark) that is meaningful to you to give us all a deeper sense of who you are.

Grading rubric:

  • Due by 10:00pm EST June 4.
  • Late posts will be downgraded at least one letter grade.
  • Comments to at least two colleague’s posts by  June 5 at 10:00PM EST
  • List references at the bottom of the page (MLA format).
  • At least one photo and/or video link.
  • 200-500 words (excluding references).
  • Grade will be based on quality and quantity of response to the post prompt including adherence to the above benchmarks.

Please post under Assignments/Assignment 1 before you Publish.

Goal of this post:  To allow us to know each other better and thus lead to more engaging and meaningful interaction on our threaded discussions and other interactions during the course.

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John Sisson’s introduction

Hello, my name is John Sisson and I will be starting my sophomore year with an undecided major, but I am leaning towards Exercise Science. I don’t have any involvement with anything related to being a global citizen, but at Elon I am a member of the men’s Club Ultimate Frisbee team. As to reasons why I chose this course, I don’t have one single motive, but it seemed interesting and I’m hoping to learn a lot.

My GST class was focused on choosing a major, so in that aspect it was not very interesting. However, it did help in showing me which majors I liked, and it led me to choosing exercise science as my probable major.

None of my other classes were relevant to this course, but I have a lot of travel experience, and after being to Europe, south America, Africa and Asia I have been entranced by world cultures.

This is a picture of me handing out cookies in a Kenyan elementary school


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