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Goal 8. Global Perspective

Goal: To increase students' understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples and develop their ability to apply a comparative perspective to cross-cultural social, economic and political experiences.

LEP Objective: Develop a comparative perspective and understanding of one’s place in a global context. Students can meet this requirement through 1 approved course or experience.

Students will be able to:

  1. Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.

  2. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.

  3. Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.

  4. Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.

Consistent with LEP Student Learning Outcomes, students will also demonstrate their ability to:

  • Explain how they are connected and related to people elsewhere in the world.

  • Describe similarities and differences among global places and populations.

  • Analyze how political, economic or cultural elements influence relations among the world’s states, peoples, or societies. 

  • Analyze specific international issues and propose and evaluate responses.

  • Articulate a vision of their individual roles and responsibilities in a common global future.

The following courses are pre-approved to fulfill this goal requirement and further indicate what other goal area(s) or Diversity courses of the Liberal Education Program (LEP) or Racial Issues Graduation Requirements (RIGR) the course fulfills.

Requirements: (1 course)

Anthropology
course (5) (Diversity), Introduction to Anthropology, 3 Cr.
course (5), Introduction to Medical Anthropology, 3 Cr.
course (5) (Diversity), Introductory Cultural Anthropology, 3 Cr.

Art
course (6) (Diversity), Introduction to the Visual Arts of the World, 3 Cr.
course (6), Art History Survey I, 3 Cr.
course (6) (Diversity), Asian Art History, 3 Cr.
course (6) (Diversity), African Art History, 3 Cr.
course (6) (Diversity), Art History of the Americas, 3 Cr.
course (6) (Diversity), Folk, Ethnic, and Indigenous Art, 3 Cr.

Astronomy
course (3) (Diversity), Archaeoastronomy, 3 Cr.

British Studies
course, Reflections on the British Cultural Experience, 3 Cr.

Child and Family Studies
course (Diversity), Children in a Changing World, 3 Cr.

Communication Studies
course (Diversity), Intercultural Communication, 3 Cr.

Community Studies
course (5), Cities, Suburbs, and Small Towns, 3 Cr.

East Asian Studies
course (5) (Diversity), Introduction to East Asia, 3 Cr.

Economics
course (Diversity), Economics of Developing Countries, 3 Cr.

Entrepreneurship
course, Principles of Entrepreneurship, 3 Cr.

Environmental and Technological Studies
course (5), Modern Technology and Civilization, 3 Cr.
course (5) (Diversity), Technology and Third World Development, 3 Cr.
course (10), Energy Resources and Issues, 3 Cr.

French
course (6), Elementary French I, 4 Cr.
course (6), Elementary French II, 4 Cr.
course (6), Introduction to French Culture, 3 Cr.
course (6), Intermediate French I, 4 Cr.
course (6), Intermediate French II, 4 Cr.

Geography
course (Diversity), Introduction to Global Geography, 3 Cr.

German
course (6), Elementary German I, 4 Cr.
course (6), Elementary German II, 4 Cr.
course (6), Introduction to German Culture, 3 Cr.
course (6), Intermediate German I, 4 Cr.
course (6), Intermediate German II, 4 Cr.

Gerontology
course (5) (Diversity), Global Aging, 3 Cr.

Global Studies
course (9), Global Society and Citizenship, 3 Cr.

Gender and Women's Studies
course, Global Feminisms, 3 Cr.
course (9), Feminist Transformative Leadership, 3 Cr.

History
course (5), Studies in World History, 3 Cr.
course (5) (Diversity), Historical Studies, 3 Cr.
course (5), Western Civilization I: Antiquity to 1500, 3 Cr.
course (5), Western Civilization II: 1500-Present, 3 Cr.
course (5) (Diversity), Twentieth Century World, 3 Cr.

Hospitality and Tourism Planning
course, Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism, 3 Cr.
course, Geography of Tourism, 3 Cr.

Human Relations and Multicultural Ed
course (10), Global Social and Environmental Justice, 3 Cr.

Japanese
course (6) (Diversity), Elementary Japanese I, 4 Cr.
course (6) (Diversity), Elementary Japanese II, 4 Cr.
course (6), Intermediate Japanese I, 4 Cr.
course (6), Intermediate Japanese II, 4 Cr.

Languages and Cultures
course (6), Elementary Foreign Language I (Topical), 4 Cr.
course (6), Elementary Foreign Language II (Topical), 4 Cr.
course (6), Intermediate Foreign Languages I (Topical), 4 Cr.
course (6), Intermediate Foreign Languages II (Topical), 4 Cr.

Learning Resources and Services
course (Diversity), Social Media in a Global Context, 3 Cr.

Mass Communications
course, Peace for our Planet, 3 Cr.

Marketing and Business Law
course, Contemporary Business Concepts, 3 Cr.

Music Musicianship
course (6) (Diversity), Music in World Culture, 3 Cr.

Music Performance
course (6), World Drumming Group, 1 Cr.

Philosophy
course (6) (Diversity), Multicultural Philosophy, 3 Cr.
course (6) (Diversity), Philosophy and Feminism, 3 Cr.
course (9), Global Justice, 3 Cr.

Political Science
course, Political Ideas and Institutions, 3 Cr.
course, Introduction to World Politics, 3 Cr.
course, Latin American Government and Politics, 3 Cr.
course, Middle East Government and Politics, 3 Cr.
course (Diversity), African Government and Politics, 3 Cr.
course (Diversity), Emerging Political Issues in the Nonwestern World, 3 Cr.
course (Diversity), Politics of the Arab Peninsula, 3 Cr.
course (Diversity), Southeast Asian Governments and Politics, 3 Cr.

Religious Studies
course (6) (Diversity), World Religions, 3 Cr.
course (Diversity), Asian Religions, 3 Cr.

Russian
course (6), Elementary Russian I, 4 Cr.
course (6), Elementary Russian II, 4 Cr.
course (6), Introduction to Russian Culture, 3 Cr.
course (6), Intermediate Russian I, 4 Cr.
course (6), Intermediate Russian II, 4 Cr.

Sociology
course (5) (Diversity), Sociology of Gender, 3 Cr.
course (5) (Diversity), Families and Globalization, 3 Cr.

Spanish
course, Spanish for Health Care Professionals, 3 Cr.
course (6), Elementary Spanish I, 4 Cr.
course (6), Elementary Spanish II, 4 Cr.
course (6), Introduction to Spanish Speaking Cultures, 3 Cr.
course (6), Intermediate Spanish I, 4 Cr.
course (6), Intermediate Spanish II, 4 Cr.