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Global Scholar Course Development


Global Scholar (GS) courses are taught at the 300/400 level and intended to provide students with advanced and discipline specific opportunities to examine nations, cultures and societies beyond the U.S. historically or in the present, appreciate diverse human ideas and traditions, and understand forms of and sources of interaction, interdependence and inequity at the local and global levels.

Global Scholar designated courses are intentionally designed to build upon the knowledge, skills and perspectives that students gain in their (required) USP Global Citizenship (GC) course. Global Citizenship (GC) courses are taught within USP at the 100/200 level. For more information on the Global Citizenship requirement and for resources related to the Global Citizenship course development, see the USP Website.

All Global-content courses (GC and GS) must provide students with opportunities to:

  • examine nations, cultures, and societies beyond the U.S. historically or in the present
  • appreciate diverse human ideas and traditions
  • understand forms of and sources of interaction, interdependence and inequity at the local and global levels

Course development resources

The course development resources here provide you with more detail about Global Scholar (GS) course requirements and some guidance to develop and submit your course for review and approval as a GS designated course.

  • The Essentials provides an outline and checklist of the essential required elements for a Global Scholar (GS) (300/400 level) designated course. Resources for Global Citizenship (GC) course development are available on USP website. Check lists for both Global Scholar (GS) and Global Citizenship (GC) courses are also available on the Administrators tab.
  • Writing Global Learning Outcomes provides tips and tricks to help you adapt global learning outcomes to your course.
  • Sample Syllabi are annotated to help guide your course development
  • Course Review and Approval processes are explained for you and your Department ADA