All FIU undergraduates take at least two global learning courses prior to graduation — one interdisciplinary foundations course in the general education curriculum and one discipline-specific global learning course as part of the major.
Global Learning Foundations courses are part of the University Core Curriculum. Interdisciplinary in content, they deal with essential questions and complex issues that are best understood and addressed through multiple disciplinary perspectives. These courses set the stage for students to make interdisciplinary connections throughout their university career, and incorporate a co-curricular activity as part of the syllabus.
Discipline-Specific Global Learning courses are embedded into nearly every undergraduate academic program. These courses provide students with a global view of their discipline of study and may be taken either as required courses or as electives.
Student Learning Outcomes
Every undergraduate course and campus activity that is part of Global Learning for Global Citizenship empowers students to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Global Perspective: Ability to conduct a multi-perspective analysis of local, global, international, and intercultural problems.
- Global Awareness: Knowledge of the interconnectedness of local, global, international, and intercultural issues, trends, and systems
- Global Engagement: Willingness to engage in local, global, international, and intercultural problem solving.