Course Schedule

Please note that course schedules may be amended due to low enrollment, faculty availability, and/or other factors.

Online Sync Sessions are an integral part of the online learning experience. Additional information about learning concepts and assignments may be discussed and sync sessions offer valuable opportunities for students to interact with their faculty and peers during the term. We encourage all students to attend live, but if they are unable to, sync sessions will be recorded and posted within Canvas to allow for an asynchronous model of success as well.

MSGH 580-DL : Practicum Course


The MSGH Practicum is the culminating experience for the MSGH program. Students should apply the competencies acquired throughout their MSGH training into a real world setting. This can include partner rotations abroad, collaborating with global projects virtually, or working on “glocal” (global/local) projects in a local community. Fieldwork is constructed so that students are not simply observers, but able to add value to our global partners work via the skills gained through the MSGH. All fieldwork experiences must be at least 4 weeks in duration excluding travel time.

Students determined to complete the program as quickly as possible (regardless of financial aid status) are encouraged to register for their MSGH 580 practicum course at the earliest opportunity upon meeting prerequisite requirements, these can be taken concurrently with other courses in the program. Students relying on financial aid are encouraged to register after completion of ten of their curriculum courses. Delay of registration for the practicum course until all other coursework is completed may extend the length of time needed to complete the degree. While students may want to fast track through the program, it is not recommended that coursework be taken at the same time as their field experience due to both time and wireless connectivity constraints.

The MSGH practicum course spans four academic terms. Students may choose one of the two MSGH practicum courses offered within the academic year. If you enroll in the practicum course that begins in summer term, all travel and assignments must be completed two weeks before the end of the following spring term. If you enroll in the practicum course that begins in winter term, all travel and assignments must be completed two weeks before the end of the following fall term. Total effort from each term listed below is divided into week designations to model a standard ten-week course. These week designations may not reflect actual time commitment for completion of each part of the course. Please be mindful of the four-term timeframe of the MSGH practicum course. You will need to complete all course work and fieldwork within the four-term timeframe as described above.

1st quarter - Prerequisites for Practicum (2 weeks)
• Introductory didactic lectures-best practices in partnership.
• Introduction of Sites and Projects and literature review.
• Student chooses partner site.

 2nd quarter - Partnering with the Host (4 weeks)
• Host partner identified, student must engage partner to determine where the“gaps” are and what will be addressed.
• Student submits a letter of intent, describing site and the knowledge or implementation gap they will address during the practicum. Letter must include statement of support from collaborating partner.

 3rd quarter - Proposal Development (2 weeks)
• After approval of letter of intent, student works with the partner to develop proposal.
• Final proposal is due and field experience begins.

  4th quarter - Field Experience (2 weeks)
• Practicum Experience in the field with regular webconference meetings is completed.
• Develop and deliver Professional Presentation and Final Practicum Report.

Prerequisites: Completion of any four of the following courses is required prior to enrolling in practicum: MSGH 405, MSGH 408, MSGH 410, MSGH 417, MSGH 419, MSGH 480. All six courses must be completed by the end of the second term of the Practicum course.

Note: Registration for this course will close one week prior to the start of the term.


Winter 2024
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/03/24 - 03/16/24Sync Session M
7 – 9:30 p.m. 55
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
McGivern, Martha

Summer 2024
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
06/17/24 - 08/25/24Sync Session W
7 – 9:30 p.m. 55
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Galvin, Shannon
Doobay-Persaud, Ashti
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