All FIU undergraduates must take at least 2 global learning courses prior to graduation:
- 1 global learning foundations course in the University Core Curriculum (UCC)
- 1 discipline-specific global learning course as part of the major
Global learning foundations courses are part of the UCC. 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 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.
A few Global Learning courses may count towards either category. However, no single course may count towards both categories.
Graduation-level global learning outcomes
Three specific student learning outcomes are built into each Global Learning course syllabus via course content, assignments and activities:
- Global perspective: the ability to construct a multi-perspective analysis of issues
- Global awareness: knowledge of the interconnectedness of issues, trends and systems
- Global engagement: willingness to address local, global, international and intercultural issues