Fall 2021 Internationalizing the Curriculum Seminar

View of Segovia, Spain


  • Lisa Dombrowski, Professor, East Asian Studies and Film Studies
  • Peter Gottschalk, Professor, Religion, Education Studies, and Science in Society
  • Elizabeth Hepford, Assistant Professor of the Practice, TESOL, Education Studies, and English
  • Iddrisu Saaka, Assistant Professor, Dance
  • Natalie Shibley, Visiting Assistant Professor, Science in Society


Two of this year’s participants, Beth Hepford and Iddi Saaka, used the seminar time to develop new courses. The other three participants chose to develop internationalized lessons for existing courses. The projects can be found below in alphabetical order by the faculty member’s last name.

Interestingly, all five of these professors have always incorporated international dimensions into their teaching. Their prior experience made our conversations rich and complex. They shared resources and explored internationalizing from different perspectives and different disciplines. We discussed an education-based approach, not only incorporating international content but also considering learning outcomes and how to achieve them. Faculty members thought about what knowledge, skills, and attitudes their students should have developed in their courses and by the time they graduate.

Internationalizing the Curriculum Seminar Fall 2020

Wesleyan held its first Internationalizing the Curriculum Seminar in Fall 2020. The participants were faculty members from all three academic Divisions.

2020 Participants

  • Martin Baeumel, Assistant Professor, German Studies
  • Abigail Boggs, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Education Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Iris Bork-Goldfield, Adjunct Professor and Chair, German Studies
  • Indira Karamcheti, Associate Professor and Chair, American Studies; Associate Professor, Education Studies; Coordinator, Caribbean Studies
  • Teresita Padilla-Benavides, Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
  • Mary Paul, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Theater
  • Roberto Saba, Assistant Professor, American Studies
  • Lauren Silber, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Academic Writing, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, American Studies, and English

Teresita Padilla-Benavides, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

New course for spring 2021, team taught with Eduardo CastaƱeda-Saucedo, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero

Roberto Saba, American Studies

New course for spring 2022, Americans Abroad: Mapping Nineteenth-Century Travel Narratives 

New modules for Children’s Literature course

Indira Karamcheti, American Studies

German Studies Modules for two levels of language courses

Iris Bork-Goldfield and Martin Bauemel, German Studies

Helpful links for internationalizing the curriculum

ACE Internationalization page: 


U of Waterloo internationalization page: 


Links to syllabus examples: