Security Education Program (NSEP): TCC Viet Nam
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Grant Funded Project: Funded by
the National Security Education Program (NSEP), the Vietnam
Project was created by a consortium of community colleges
in Virginia. Led by Tidewater Community College, the Vietnam
Project developed opportunities for faculty and students to
study Vietnamese language, history and culture. The program
concluded in August, 2004, and won national
recognition by ACIIE in the Best Practices category.
program's impact continues as faculty continue to teach from
instructional content developed during the project. HUM 150,
An Introduction to Vietnan, also developed during the Vietnam
Project, continues to be taught each semester.
Community College has long been nationally recognized for
its outstanding achievement in internationalizing its undergraduate
program. It is the mission of the college to promote global
education, develop curricula that broadens perspectives and
leads to responsible citizenship, provide professional development
and study-abroad opportunities, and enhance educational partnerships.
already offers multiple opportunities to travel and study
abroad. The 2000-2004 National Security Education Program
(NSEP) Vietnam Project expands TCC's international educational
experiences into Vietnam.
incorporated the following components:
- Three credit cross-discipline courses
- Intensive Vietnamese language training
- Student workshops
- Possible overseas service learning experiences
|Students had the opportunity
to choose from a variety of educational experiences that deepened
their understanding of Vietnam and the Vietnamese language,
through online and classroom learning, and study-abroad experiences
- 3 Credit Cross Discipline Class:
HUM 150 (online) Introduction to Vietnam continues
to be offered each semester.
- Intensive Training in Vietnamese Language:
Beginning and Intermediate Vietnamese language classes will
be offered as student requests warrant.
- Vietnam Study-Abroad/Service Learning:
Study-abroad opportunities in Vietnam will be available
on an occasional basis.
developed during The Vietnam Project is interdisciplinary and
provides opportunities for faculty to infuse material about
Vietnam into a variety of teaching disciplines. Topics include,
but are not limited to: Buddhism in Vietnam; The Vietnam War;
Health Issues in Vietnam; Vietnamese Literature and Folklore;
The Geography of the Mekong Delta; Vietnamese-American Relations
from 1945-1965; The Second Indochina War, 1945-1975; The Impact
of Imperialism on Vietnamese Thought, Politics, Economics, Society,
and culture; and The Vietnamese Diaspora.
|Project Components for
are available in booklet form or on CD ROM. Faculty training
seminars, professional development training sessions, and
Vietnam study abroad experiences are also available on video.
An orientation training model for study-abroad in developing
countries is available upon request.
||Jeanne B. Natali, Ph.D.
||Tidewater Community College
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach VA 23456