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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: 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.


CHNS 101-101 and CHNS 101-N190: Foundational Mandarin Chinese

Dr. Yulan Liu

Learn Chinese language and study Chinese culture in this interactive class.  You will also work with students from China University of Mining and Technology in Beijing on a collaborative virtual project.


ENGL 085-E10: Academic Advanced Oral Communication for ESL Students

Amelia Yongue

In this globalized course, you will develop the listening and speaking skills needed for academic success. You will also have the opportunity to work on an engaging collaborative project with students from Horsens Gymnasium in Denmark and the Federal University of Para in Brazil.


ENGL 205-N190: The Short Story

William Lowe
Examine literary short fiction from around the world and analyze themes such as identity, rebellion, racism, revolt, and escape.  You will also work on a collaborative online project with students from Setsunan University in Osaka, Japan.  

ENGL 207-101: 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. 


ENGL 210 - N191: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

Sandra Lee

Study the conventions and characteristics of fiction, poetry, and drama necessary for interpretation and critical evaluation of literary texts.  This engaging course includes the work of diverse authors and a collaborative online project with students from Andong National University in Gyeongbok, South Korea.


GEOG 102-N900: Elements Cultural Geography 

Dr. Yang Yu

Explore how human populations have utilized the Earth and its resources in the process of demographic and technological 'advancement.' Specific attention will be paid to the interdisciplinary study of demography, sustainable development, the history of migration, and examples of socio-political struggles over territory and natural resources. Work on an engaging collaborative project with students from Suranaree University of Technology in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.


HUMN 102-C701: Happiness - A Humanities Approach

Tara Hart

Examine the concept of happiness and exploring the contemporary ways in which humans have defined, sought, attained, and enhanced happiness in their lives.  You will also work on an engaging project with students from Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas, Venezuela.


SOCI 101-905: Introduction to Sociology

Greg Fleisher

Explore concepts of sociology including culture, socialization, social stratification, and social change and apply them to social problems and everyday life experiences. Work with students from the University of Baja in Mexico on an engaging collaborative online project.

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