The Global Understanding Concentration provides language proficiency and in-depth knowledge of different regions or disciplines. The concentration also expands the horizon of students' educational experience and encourages a new or innovative perspective for students' future professional career. Equipped with language and with a humanistic vision of the world, students are more prepared to immerse with other people and into other societies. The goal is for you to become a global citizen. With a credit load that falls between a minor and a major, the concentration can easily accommodate another concentration or multiple minors within the 120-credit four-year degree program.
The following schedule of classes is a proposed course rotation and is subject to change.
Summer I German103: German Civilization (study abroad, taught in English)
German257: German Immersion (abroad, taught in German)
Phil215: Religions of the World
Summer II German256: German Civilization II (taught in German)
Spanish151: Beginning Spanish I (taught in Spanish)
Summer III Spanish152: Beginning Spanish II (taught in Spanish)
Fall German341: Survey German Literature Mid-18th Century (taught in German)
Sociology311: Social Stratification
Winter Phil215: Religions of the World
Spring 2014 Spanish304: Latino Cultures in the U.S. 9taught in English)
Sociology 325: Middle Eastern Americans and Society
Fall 2014 Spanish 251: Intermediate Spanish I (taught in Spanish, pre-requisite 2-3 years high school English)
Spanish103: Hispanic Civilization (taught in English)
GU/CMST160: Introduction to Global Understanding
Spring 2015 Spanish 252: Intermediate Spanish II
Spanish 302: Popular Culture in Latin America (taught in English)
History217: History of West Africa
Admission requirements for this program are the same as those for admission to the university. To earn the degree, the student must have a minimum cumulative quality-point average of 2.0 for all course work. Of the 120 credit hours required for the degree, 24 are normally at the 300-level or above.
Students who wish to transfer or who have completed an associate degree program at a regionally accredited community college, college, or university could submit as many as 75 credit hours in transfer toward this degree. A minimum of 45 hours must be completed through Clarion.
Please request Clarion program information here.