Global perspective courses will provide students with knowledge, perspectives, and competencies necessary for preparing citizens of the world; and prepare students to understand historical and global contexts.
The goal of the global perspective is to engage students in perspectives in addition to western viewpoints, as well as to encourage respect for the interconnectedness of global economic, political, cultural, ecological, technological, and belief systems.
To be designated as a Global Perspective course, the course must include the following:
- Sixty percent (60%) or more of the course emphasizes the interconnectivity/interdependence of a variety of global perspectives on the subject of the course.
- A major portion of the course examines the course content from a variety of global economic, environmental, scientific, political, and cultural perspectives.
- The course integrates the impact of the increasingly rapid transmission of information, trends, and ideas from one part of the world to another.
- The course emphasizes intercultural communication including language and cultural diversity.