The Eastern Community College Social Science Association (ECCSSA) is requesting papers for its 34th annual conference. The conference theme is "The Changing Role of the Social Sciences in a Global Community."
ECCSSA is soliciting papers and proposals from all disciplines in the social sciences and related fields, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, history, economics, political science, geography, criminal justice, as well as related fields in mass media and communications. A listing of possible themes and suggestions for discussion and presentation are provided below.
SUGGESTED THEMES AND TOPICS FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
Teaching in a Global World
-Cross Disciplinary Approaches to Teaching Globalization
-Using Technology to Bridge the Global Divide
-Addressing Technological Inequality Around the World
-Building Cross-Cultural Learning Communities
-Creating Effective Study Abroad Courses
-Shifting Demands on Educators and Students
Building a World Community
-Discussing a World Without Borders
-Politics and Implications of 'Citizenship'
-Responsibilities of the World Citizen
-Activism, Fair Trade, Sustainable Development
-Global Efforts of Social and Economic Integration
Research and Policy
-Neoliberalism, Neocolonialism, and the State
-Transnationalism and Diaspora of the Past, Present and Future
-New Developments of the 21st Century
Mass Media and Communication
-Assessing the Global Village
-Global Networks and Alternative Media Sources
-New Media Technologies and Global Resources
-Changing Perspectives on Global Communication
Travel and Tourism
-Perspectives on Ecotourism, Cyber-travel and Virtual Exchange
-Deconstructing Cultural Appropriation
-New Modes of Tourism in the Global Age
-Identifying and Addressing Challenges for Educators
-Trainings, Seminars, and Resources
-Building a Global Community of Scholars
Presentations can include, but are not limited to: papers, poster presentations, films and seminars. Student presentations are also strongly encouraged.
These are suggested topics and presenters are allowed and encouraged to submit proposals that relate to the theme but may not be on the list.
Presenters must pay the conference registration fee, which includes the annual membership fee.
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