Global Learning Courses
Beginning in fall 2010, FIU phased in a requirement that all undergraduate students take a minimum of two global learning courses and participate in integrated global learning co-curricular activities prior to graduation. Students take a global learning foundations course as part of their core curriculum sequence and a second global learning course in the context of their academic major program of study.
Global learning foundations courses are interdisciplinary in content. They deal with essential questions and complex issues that are best understood and addressed through multiple disciplinary perspectives. Foundations courses are placed in different categories of the core curriculum in order to provide students with thematic choices. These courses set the stage for students to make interdisciplinary connections throughout their university career. Foundations courses also incorporate a co-curricular activity as part of the syllabus.
Nearly every undergraduate academic program has also developed one or two global learning courses in their department. These courses provide students with a global view of their discipline of study and may be taken either as required courses or as electives.
Use the links on the sidebar to the left for information about
the Global Learning Graduation Requirement, and for listings of all current
Global Learning courses. You may also download the complete list of current
Global Learning courses with the link to the PDF below.