By design, the residents of Hoffman Hall complete coursework together, which are developed and taught keeping their unique experiences in mind; such courses also satisfy other curricular or programmatic requirements at JMU. In addition to the possibility of developing independent study and directed readings courses for credit, all Madison International residents participate together in:
UNST150: Global Learning and Living: Madison International (1 hour of credit)
Global Learning and Living: Madison International provides an opportunity for a diverse cohort of international and American students to learn from and about each other through stimulating discussions, shared class projects, engaging activities in the larger community, intercultural residence hall programs, and the opportunity to participate in service learning (click here for a sample syllabus).
UNST151: Making Sense of Beliefs and Values: A Guided Tour for Global Citizens (3 hours of credit)
Making Sense of Beliefs and Values: A Guided Tour for Global Citizens explores the origin and nature of beliefs and values and how they are linked to actions, policies and practices around the world. These processes are examined through a range of big picture issues (e.g., religious, political, environmental, gender-based, cultural) that are relevant to all global citizens. Through dynamic speakers, discussions, readings, activities and lectures, this course helps students develop a deeper understanding of self, others and the larger world (click here for a sample syllabus).