Portrait of internationlized curriculum at the University of Saskatchewan
My study sought to explore one aspect of the internationalization process at the University of Saskatchewan through an examination of the internationalization of some of its curriculum. My research concentrated on the courses in the College of Education and the College of Commerce in order to find out the numbers of internationalized curricula in the two colleges. I sought the proportion of the courses in the two colleges that had an international/intercultural perspective or content and also to discover how the courses had been internationalized. The definition of internationalized curriculum in my study was based on the study by OECD (1996). A number of keywords were selected as indicators of internationalized curriculum according to its definition and characteristics of the nine typologies created by OECD. A document analysis approach was adopted in my study through the data collected from the various university websites, course calendar descriptions, outlines, and related course materials. I hope that my analysis of the profile and characteristics of courses in the two colleges will help instructors and administrators in the University of Saskatchewan and beyond to consider the significance of implementing internationalized curriculum and to improve or create more programs and curricula that would have an increased international or intercultural orientation.
Internationlization, international education, Intercultural Education, Internationalized Curriculum, Globalization, College of Commerce, College of Education, Padegogy, University of Saskatchewan
Master of Education (M.Ed.)