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COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning)

COIL courses provide HCC students with the opportunity to virtually meet and work on a collaborative project with students from HCC partner schools in countries like Denmark, Thailand, Ecuador, and Ghana. COIL courses create engaging and relevant learning opportunities for students and faculty by working across cultures and disciplines.

COIL courses are an excellent way to gain valuable intercultural and global skills during your time at HCC.

In addition to COIL, consider participating in travel or virtual study abroad during your time at HCC to truly globalize your studies!

ANTH 120-N901: Comparative World Cultures

Dr. Alejandro Muzzio

Examine concepts, terms and methodologies of cultural anthropology and work on a collaborative project with students from University of Cuenca in Cuenca, Ecuador.. In this engaging course, you will explore a variety of social and cultural beliefs and practices that exist in relationship with cultural identities, such as art, oral traditions, social discourse and power, social structures, ritual and religion, economics and trade, food, and globalization.

GEOG 101-N900: Introduction To World Geography

Dr. Yang Yu

Explore concepts and applications of geographic information systems for urban planning and regional development and work on an engaging collaborative project with students from Suranaree University of Technology in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. In this globalized course, you will develop a broad understanding of the urban planning process, and long-term impacts of urban development for communities and the surrounding landscape.

ENGL 121-N134 : College Composition

Amelia Yongue

This globalized course will guide you towards understanding yourself as an author of texts that hold meaning and can be applied to many relevant situations through the use of critical inquiry and a multi-stage writing process. You will also have the opportunity to work on an engaging collaborative project with students from Horsens Gymnasium in Horsens, Denmark.

ENGL 207-C101: Ethics in Literature

Rick Leith

Explore poems, short stories, drama, and novels with the intention of probing the ethical questions embedded within them. You will also apply literary theory and basic principles of ethics in order to analyze works. In this course, you will also get to work on a collaborative project with students from Kansai University in Osaka, Japan. 

HIST 123-H901: Western Civ and the Modern World

Dr. Hanael Bianchi

Learn about the history and development of Western Civilization and its impact on the world during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. You will also work on a collaborative project with students from Horsens Gymnasium in Horsens, Denmark. This globalized course gives students the opportunity to evaluate events and trends that have shaped the modern world, including the two World Wars, the Cold War, and the rise and fall of European empires in Africa and Asia.

SPAN 201-101 and 201-102: Intermediate Spanish

Robin Bauer-Taylor

Improve your Spanish language skills while deepening the comparisons of Spanish-speaking cultures, practices, and perspectives to your own cultures. In this intermediate-level course, you will expand your use of the Spanish language outside of the classroom while working on a collaborative online project with students at the University of Cuenca in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Courses and course details are subject to change. For more information, contact International Education at or (443) 518-1640.
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