Globalization is defined as a process of interaction and integration among different people, organizations, and governments that takes place outside of and above the level of national boundaries. The primary result of this process is the interdependence of capital, technology, information, and people across national borders. This interdependence of economic and cultural activities has implications for a variety of issues around the world, including, but not limited to, political systems, economic systems, the environment, agriculture, public health, health care, information technology, social networking, communications, transportation, education, governance, and prosperity. Through the process of globalization, people and organizations communicate, conduct business, and address challenges, across and irrespective of national borders.
Students will be able to identify global issues and how they impact their lives and discipline.
Student Learning Outcomes: The primary objective of this requirement is to offer courses that present meaningful global content of contemporary relevance (i.e., content based on trends, events or interactions from the post-WWII era to the present). Each course that fulfills this requirement must include ONE of the following two student learning outcomes. Students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of modern-day globalization, including outlining the benefits and cost implications of globalization, and interpret consequences of global issues through various forms of analysis.
- Express knowledge of the customs and cultures of a particular country or a specific region outside of one’s own national borders. (The emphasis in this SLO is the more in-depth study of one particular country or region.)
Credit Hours: Students can select a course to meet the globalization requirement which also meets one of the SGR/IGR requirements or a major requirement. Selected courses do not add to the total number of credits required for the major.