First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

Course Description, Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes

Global Engagement Outcome for Area B of the Core Curriculum

Students will identify major themes across diverse societies in their historical and cultural contexts and will apply this knowledge through engagement in local and global communities.

Global Citizens is tasked with meeting the second part of this outcome.

Global Citizens Catalog Description

Graduates in all fields face many challenges in today’s world that require the ability to think and engage globally. Doing so requires recognizing that different cultural perspectives influence the understanding of world issues. In this seminar, students describe factors that contribute to their cultural perspective, apply multiple cultural perspectives to global issues, and then apply this knowledge through engagement with local communities or problems. Faculty from across the University design courses drawing on examples from their disciplines, and students are encouraged to select sections offered by faculty in their fields or potential fields. In preparation for subsequent coursework as upper-class students, first-year students enroll in this course in their second semester. Prerequisite: FYE 1220/1220H.

Course Goals
  1. Raise students’ awareness of global issues and the effect those issues have on diverse societies.
  2. Encourage students to seek out experiences in and out of the formal curriculum to deepen their understanding of global issues.
  3. Engage students in local and global communities.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students will be able to appropriately and effectively . . .

  1. Explain factors that contribute to their cultural perspective.
  2. Apply multiple cultural perspectives to global issues.
  3. Apply knowledge of global issues through engagement with local communities or problems.

Last updated: 10/30/2013

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