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Collaborative Online International Learning

About COIL

The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs (OVPGA) provides faculty with support and funding for implementing Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) as a part of its continued efforts to advance the internationalization of the Carolina curriculum.  

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is a flexible pedagogical approach to global education. First developed by the State University of New York (SUNY), COIL can be embedded into course curricula in order to connect faculty and students from across the world through shared learning experiences and global, cross-institutional collaboration.

COIL at Carolina

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In a UNC-Chapel Hill and King’s College London COIL collaboration, student perform “Protest” composed by Kristina Arakelyan.

COIL courses involve shared learning between students in a course at UNC-Chapel Hill and peer students at a global partner university. Faculty members at both institutions design collaborative activities for their students lasting at least three weeks, such as completing small group projects, engaging in dialogue drawing on their different societal or disciplinary perspectives, or exchanging scholarly or creative work.

During the program’s first year in 2020-21, Carolina faculty led 19 COIL courses in partnership with universities in 13 countries, including two of Carolina’s strategic partners, King’s College London and Universidad San Francisco de Quito. To date, faculty teaching COIL courses represent the College of Arts & Sciences, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Hussman School of Journalism and Media, the School of Education, and the School of Nursing, and are teaching COIL courses at the undergraduate and graduate/professional levels.

Funding is available for Carolina faculty to incorporate COIL into new and existing UNC courses with additional funding for graduate student support. Curriculum Development Awards for COIL are generally offered twice per year during the fall and spring semesters.

Apply for a Faculty COIL Award

COIL Fellows

COIL fellows are experienced practitioners of COIL who support prospective and current COIL faculty. Meet the fellows.

COIL Courses By Semester

Search for COIL courses at the section level in ConnectCarolina using the “Search By Class Attribute” feature.  

*Some COIL courses meet the criteria for the Experiential Education (EE) requirements in the general education curriculum. Courses approved for EE credit or have approval pending are indicated as such in the below list.

This list will be updated as more courses are added for future semesters.

 

  • ARAB 306: Advanced Arabic II
    Caroline Sibley, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Noor Ghazi, Durham Technical Community College (USA) & Jennifer Crespo, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (Morocco)
  • BUSI 301: Business in Europe
    Michael Meredith, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    Partner: Miklos Kozma, Corvinus University (Hungary)
  • EDUC 375: Identity & Sexuality
    Dana Riger, Human Development & Family Science, School of Education
    Partner: Hsi-Peng Nieh, National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan)
  • GEOG 435: Global Environmental Justice
    Shorna Allred, Department of Geography and Environment, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Rustam Fahmy, Universitas Mulawarman (Indonesia)
  • NURS 320: Culture and Nursing Care
    Natalia Villegas Rodriguez, School of Nursing
    Partner: Mariana Aline Renghea, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Spain)
  • NURS 482: Reproductive Health and the Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
    Rhonda Lanning and Cathy Crawford, School of Nursing
    Partner: Elisabeth Hemnes Aanensen, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (Norway)
  • NURS 483: Family-Centered Nursing Care from Birth Through Adolescence
    Lisa Woodley and Beth Cosgrove, School of Nursing
    Partner: Maiara Rodrigues dos Santos, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
  • SPHS 751: Global Issues and Practices in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Lisa Domby, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, School of Medicine
    Partner: Guicela Ramirez, Universidad Rafael Landivar, Antigua (Guatemala)
  • SWAH 402: Elementary Kiswahili II
    Raphael Birya, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Nancy Ngowa, Pwani University (Kenya)
  • SWAH 402: Elementary Kiswahili II
    Mohamed Mwamzandi, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Nancy Ngowa, Pwani University (Kenya)

 

  • CHIN 305 (sections 1 & 2): Advanced Chinese I
    Yi Zhou, Asian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Samantha Shi, Tianjing Normal University (China)
  • CHIN 407: Readings in Chinese I
    Luoyi Cai, Asian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Ting Wen, Beijing Language and Culture University (China)
  • ENGL 494: Research Methods in Film Studies
    Martin Johnson, Department of English and Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Iain Robert Smith, King’s College London (England)
  • FREN 150: Globalization and the French-Speaking World
    Dorothea Heitsch, Department of Romance Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Nicolas Gachon, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 (France)
  • JAPN 401: Gateway to Mastering Japanese
    Yuki Aratake, Asian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Hatsuko Itaya, Hokkaido Musashi Women’s Junior College (Japan)
  • LTAM 101: Introduction to Latin American Studies
    Florence Babb, Latin American Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Dayuma Alban, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)
  • NURS 301: Foundations of Relationship-Centered Care and Diversity and Inclusion
    Theresa Raphael-Grimm, School of Nursing
    Partner: Maria Bjork, Jönköping University (Sweden)
  • NURS 482: Reproductive Health and the Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
    Rhonda Lanning and Cathy Crawford, School of Nursing
    Partner: Elisabeth Hemnes Aanensen, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (Norway)
  • NURS 483: Family-Centered Nursing Care from Birth Through Adolescence
    Lisa Woodley and Beth Cosgrove, School of Nursing
    Partner: Maiara Rodrigues dos Santos, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
  • NURS 691: Honors in Nursing Part I
    Suja Davis, School of Nursing
    Partner: Juan Antonio Valdivia Vázquez, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • NURS 746 (section 2): Health Care Policy and Leadership
    Audra Rankin, School of Nursing
    Partner: Nantanit Van Gulik, Mahidol University (Thailand)
  • NURS 934: Clinical Scholarship and Professional Communication
    Maureen Baker, School of Nursing
    Partner: Erika Ota, St. Luke’s International University (Japan)
  • SWAH 402: Intermediate Kiswahili I
    Raphael Birya, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Nancy Ngowa, Pwani University (Kenya)
  • SWAH 402: Intermediate Kiswahili I
    Mohamed Mwamzandi, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Nancy Ngowa, Pwani University (Kenya)

 

  • BUSI 201: Business in Central Europe
    Michael Meredith, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    Partner: Miklos Kozma, Corvinus University (Hungary)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • CHIN 102 (sections 2 & 4): Elementary Chinese II
    Luoyi Cai, Asian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Hang Ke, Beijing Normal University (China)
  • CHIN 306 (sections 1 & 2): Advanced Chinese II
    Yi Zhou, Asian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Samantha Shi, Tianjing Normal University (China)
  • DRAM 284: Theatre and Democracy
    Adam Versényi, Department of Dramatic Art, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partners: Kurt Taroff, Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland); Patrick Lonergan, National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • FOLK/ANTH 424: Ritual, Festival, and Public Culture
    Gabrielle Berlinger, Department of American Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Tiber Falzett, University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • NURS 402: Foundations of Population Health and Global Health: Carolina Core IV
    Evi Bonilla, School of Nursing
    Partner: Australian Catholic University (Australia)
  • NURS 483: Family-Centered Nursing Care from Birth Through Adolescence
    Beth Cosgrove, School of Nursing
    Partner: Maiara Rodrigues dos Santos, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • NURS 740: Evidence-based Practice and Research
    Leslie Davis and Carrie Palmer, School of Nursing
    Partner: Ahmed Nahari, King Saud University (Saudi Arabia)
  • POLI 290: Special Topics in Political Science
    Charles Szypszak, School of Government
    Partner: Donatas Murauskas, Vilnius University (Lithuania)
  • RUSS 516: Advanced Russian Communication, Composition, and Grammar in the Professions
    Natalia Chernysheva, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Alexander Markarov, Yerevan State University (Armenia)
  • SPHS 751: Global Issues and Practices in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Lisa Domby, School of Medicine
    Partner: Guicela Ramirez, Universidad Rafael Landivar, Antigua (Guatemala)
  • SWAH 402: Elementary Kiswahili II
    Raphael Birya, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Nancy Ngowa, Pwani University (Kenya)
  • SWAH 402: Elementary Kiswahili II
    Mohamed Mwamzandi, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Nancy Ngowa, Pwani University (Kenya)

 

  • AAAD 320: Music of Africa
    David Pier, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: James Isabirye, Kyambogo University (Uganda)
  • CHIN 101: Elementary Chinese I
    Luoyi Cai, Asian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Hang Ke, Beijing Normal University (China)
  • CHIN 443: Business Communications in Chinese
    Yi Zhou, Asian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Hang Ke, Beijing Normal University (China)
  • EDMX 716: Early Childhood Assessment and Differentiation
    Jessica Amsbary and Chih-Ing Lim, School of Education
    Partner: Huichao Xie, National Institute of Education at the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • EDUC 615: Schools & Community Collaboration
    Kristin Papoi, School of Education
    Partner: Nascira Ramia, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • FREN 150: Globalization and the French-Speaking World
    Dorothea Heitsch, Department of Romance Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Nicolas Gachon, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 (France)
  • GEOG 457: Rural Latin America
    Gabriela Valdivia, Department of Geography, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Eloisa Berman Arévalo, Universidad del Norte (Colombia)
  • HBEH 784: Implementation Science in Global Health
    Vivian Go, Gillings School of Global Public Health
    Partner: Le Minh Giang, Hanoi Medical University (Vietnam)
  • HIST 783: Readings in Russian and East European History
    Chad Bryant, Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partners: James Bjork, King’s College London (England), and Ota Konrad, Charles University (Czech Republic)
  • LTAM 101: Introduction to Latin American Studies
    Florence Babb, Latin American Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Michael Hill, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)
  • MBA 899: Healthcare in the Age of COVID
    Markus Saba, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    Partner: Ben Ngoye, Strathmore University (Kenya)
  • MEJO 531 (section 3): Case Studies in Public Relations
    Joseph Czabovsky, Hussman School of Journalism & Media
    Partner: Claudia Labarca Encina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)
  • NURS 483: Family-Centered Nursing Care from Birth Through Adolescence
    Lisa Woodley, School of Nursing
    Partner: Maiara Rodrigues dos Santos, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • NURS 746: Health Care Policy and Leadership
    Audra Rankin, School of Nursing
    Partner: Nantanit Van Gulik, Mahidol University (Thailand)
  • NURS 864: Biopsychosocial Care 3: Psychiatric Mental Health Interventions in the Context of Relationships
    Theresa Raphael-Grimm, School of Nursing
    Partner: Maria Bjork, Jönköping University (Sweden)
  • NURS 934: Clinical Scholarship and Professional Communication
    Maureen Baker, School of Nursing
    Partner: Erika Ota, St. Luke’s International University (Japan)
  • RUSS 515: Oral and Professional Communication in Russian
    Natalia Chernysheva, Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Alexander Markarov, Yerevan State University (Armenia)

  • BUSI 201: Business in Central Europe
    David Bond, Kenan-Flager Business School
    Partner: Marjolijn Dijksterhuis, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University (Netherlands)

 

  • ASIA/PWAD 69: Wars and Veterans – Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan
    Claudia Yaghoobi, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Amir Vafa, Shiraz University (Iran)
  • ASIA 231: Bollywood Cinema
    Afroz Taj, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Nishat Zaidi, Jamia Millia Islamia (India)
  • BUSI 201: Business in Central Europe
    Michael Meredith, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    Partner: Miklos Kozma, Corvinus University (Hungary)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • DRAM 284: Theatre and Sustainability
    Adam Versényi, Department of Dramatic Art, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partners: Kurt Taroff, Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland); Patrick Lonergan, National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • EDUC 615: Schools & Community Collaboration
    Kristin Papoi, School of Education
    Partner: Nascira Ramia, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • ENGL 118: Storytelling and Game Development
    Courtney Rivard, English and Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Connor McKeown, King’s College London (England)
  • ENGL 494: Research Methods in Film Studies
    Martin Johnson, Department of English and Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Iain Robert Smith, King’s College London (England)
  • MEJO 553: Advanced Reporting
    Erin Siegal McIntyre, Hussman School of Journalism and Media
    Partner: Viviana Mejía Cañedo, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico)
  • NURS 402C: Foundations of Population Health and Global Health
    Meg Zomorodi, School of Nursing
    Partner: Jacqui Young, Australian Catholic University (Australia)
  • NURS 483: Family-Centered Nursing Care from Birth Through Adolescence
    Lisa Woodley, School of Nursing
    Partner: Maiara Rodrigues dos Santos, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • NURS 740: Evidence-based Practice and Research
    Leslie Davis and Elizabeth Walters, School of Nursing
    Partner: Patraporn Tungpunkom, Chiang Mai University (Thailand)
  • SPHS 751: Global Issues and Practices in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Lisa Domby, Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine
    Partner: Mariela España, Universidad Rafael Landivar (Guatemala)

 

  • ANTH 442: Health and Gender After Socialism
    Michele Rivkin-Fish, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Sergei Zakharov, Higher School of Economics (Russia)
  • ASIA 721: Transnational Feminisms of the Middle East and South Asia
    Pamela Lothspeich, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Priyanka Tripathi, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna (India)
  • BUSI 529: Intercultural Communication for the Global Workplace
    Sharon Cannon, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    Partner: Gavin Furukawa, Sophia University (Japan)
  • CLAS 363H: Greek & Latin Poetry in Translation
    Patricia Rosenmeyer, Department of Classics, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Giuliana Ragusa de Faria, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
  • EDUC 615: Schools & Community Collaboration
    Kristin Papoi, School of Education
    Partner: Nascira Ramia, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • HBEH 784: Implementation of Science in Global Health
    Vivian Go, Gillings School of Global Public Health
    Partner: Le Minh Giang, Hanoi Medical University (Vietnam)
  • LTAM 101: Introduction to Latin American Studies
    Florence Babb, Latin American Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Michael Hill, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)
  • MBA 899: Healthcare in the Age of COVID
    Markus Saba, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    Partner: Ben Ngoye, Strathmore University (Kenya)
  • MEJO 560: Environmental and Science Journalism
    Tom Linden, Hussman School of Journalism & Media
    Partner: Bienvenido Leon, University of Navarra (Spain)
  • MUSC 105 (Sections 4, 5, 6), Individual Brass Lessons
    MUSC 205 (Sections 4, 5, 6), Advanced Brass Lessons
    Michael Kris, Department of Music, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Norbert Salvenmoser, Universität Mozarteum (Austria)
  • NCSI 320: Neuropsychopharmacology
    Rachel Penton, Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Andrew Giles, Monash University (Australia)
  • NURS 483: Family-Centered Nursing Care from Birth Through Adolescence
    Lisa Woodley, School of Nursing
    Partner: Maiara Rodrigues dos Santos, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
  • NURS 864: Biopsychosocial Care 3: Psychiatric Mental Health Interventions in the Context of Relationships
    Theresa Raphael-Grimm, School of Nursing
    Partner: Maria Bjork, Elzana Odzakovic, Karina Huus and Johanna Falck, Jönköping University (Sweden); Sarah Hamed and Hannah Bradby, Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • NURS 934: Clinical Scholarship and Professional Communication
    Maureen Baker, School of Nursing
    Partner: Erika Ota, St. Luke’s International University (Japan)

 

  • BUSI 206: Business in Africa
    David Bond, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    Partner: Marjolijn Dijksterhuis, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
  • BUSI 529: Intercultural Communication for the Global Workplace
    Sharon Cannon, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    Partner: Gavin Furukawa, Sophia University (Japan)
    This award was made possible in collaboration with the American Council on Education.
  • DRAM 284: Theatre and Pandemic
    Adam Versényi, Department of Dramatic Art, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partners: Kurt Taroff, Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland); Patrick Lonergan, National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • EDUC 475: Child and Family Health
    Helyne Frederick, School of Education
    Partner: Arlette Herry, St. George’s University (Grenada)
  • EDUC 615: Schools & Community Collaboration
    Kristin Papoi, School of Education
    Partner: Nascira Ramia, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • EDUC 697: Education Minor Capstone
    Suzanne Gulledge, School of Education
    Partner: Andreas Bonnet, University of Hamburg (Germany)
  • ENGL 266: Ecocriticism
    Moira Marquis, Department of English & Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Sarah Marak, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
  • FOLK/ENGL 487: Everyday Stories
    Patricia Sawin, Department of American Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Tiber Falzett, University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • HIST 783: Readings in Russian and East European History
    Chad Bryant, Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partners: Uta Balabier, King’s College London (England), and Ota Konrad, Charles University (Czech Republic)
  • NURS 320: Culture and Nursing Care
    Natalia Villegas, School of Nursing
    Partners: Marcela Gonzalez and Solange Campos, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)
  • NURS 402C: Foundations of Population Health and Global Health
    Meg Zomorodi and Jaimee Watts-Isley, School of Nursing
    Partner: Jacqui Young, Australian Catholic University (Australia)
  • SPAN 329: Spanish for Professional & Community Engagement
    Lorna Avilés, Department of Romance Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Esteban Mayorga, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • SPAN 344: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
    Emil’ Keme, Department of Romance Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Michael Hill, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

 

 

  • ANTH 190: Intro to Biocultural Medical Anthropology
    Amanda Thompson, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Diego Quiroga, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)
    *APPROVED FOR EE CREDIT
  • ARTS 322: Narrative Painting
    Lien Truong, Department of Art & Art History, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Theson Nguyen, Vietnam University of Fine Arts (Vietnam)
  • GEOG 803: Seminar in Nature-Society
    Elizabeth Havice, Department of Geography, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Majed Akhter, King’s College London (England)
  • MBA 899: Healthcare in the Age of COVID
    Markus Saba, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    Partner: Ben Ngoye, Strathmore University (Kenya)
  • MUSC 214: Brass Chamber Music
    Michael Kris, Department of Music, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Joseph Fort, King’s College London (England)
  • POLI 438: Undivided Europe
    Milada Vachudova, Department of Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences
    Partner: Hanna Kleider, King’s College London (England)