Global literacy and awareness is an increasingly in-demand skill for students to succeed in an interconnected world. The need for globally-competent and aware individuals continues to be a skill highly desired by employers across industries. ECC can help you prepare to succeed in an international society through the Global Scholar Designation.
The purpose of the Global Scholar Designation is to identify students who have focused their coursework in areas that promote global knowledge, competencies, and awareness. Students who complete this designation will be able to build on their global learning foundation at ECC and showcase the transcript designation in order to better place themselves into careers and fields of study that value global and international knowledge and experience. The Global Scholar Designation prepares students for the complex and evolving world we live in by providing them with knowledge of diverse nations and cultures and to understand their own society within the context of the larger global experience. The Global Scholar designation is intended for students looking to increase their knowledge and awareness of global issues through a specialized selection of courses.
This designation is not a credential or a certificate but rather a designation with clear parameters that will be indicated on the student’s transcript. The designation is designed to offer students an interdisciplinary approach as they explore the cultural, political, social, and historical issues both within and outside the U.S. The designation also promotes equity and inclusion as it offers an alternative equivalent through coursework for students who may not be able to participate in ECC study abroad programs.
For more information on the Global Scholar Designation, contact the Center for Global Engagement at email email@example.com or phone 847-214-7809.
For assistance in planning your schedule and getting started with the Global Scholar Designation, make an appointment to see your academic advisor.
Through the successful completion of the Global Scholar Designation, students will demonstrate a deep knowledge of global citizenship, cultural competence, and civic responsibility by being able to:
- Identify, analyze, and reflect on historical, cultural, political, and socioeconomic perspectives of living in a global society.
- Describe, differentiate, and analyze both local and global cultures in self and others.
- Critically examine and demonstrate a respect for other cultures and diverse perspectives.
To receive the transcript designation, students must have:
- Completion of 12 semester hours from the course options below, including at least one course with a Non-Western designation (N course). Courses applied to the Global Scholar Designation must be completed with a cumulative 2.0 GPA earned in applicable courses.
Completion of a maximum of 6 semester hours through participation in an ECC credit-bearing study abroad program* and completion of the remainder of credit hours from the course options below, including at least one course with a Non-Western designation (N course). Courses applied to the Global Scholar Designation must be completed with a cumulative 2.0 GPA earned in applicable courses. *Study abroad programs include short-term, summer, semester, and virtual exchange programs sponsored by ECC.
|Must select one course from the following list:|
|ART 154||Survey of Non-Western Art||3|
|ATR 120||Introduction to Anthropology||3|
|ATR 220||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|GEO 116||Human Geography||3|
|GEO 216||Geography of the Developing World||3|
|HIS 115||History of World Civilizations I||3|
|HIS 116||History of World Civilizations II||3|
|HIS 120||History of the Non-Western World I||3|
|HIS 121||History of the Non-Western World II||3|
|HIS 130||History of Latin America I||3|
|HIS 131||History of Latin America II||3|
|HIS 140||History of Asia & Pacific I||3|
|HIS 141||History of Asia & Pacific II||3|
|HUM 103||Intro to Non-Western Humanities||3|
|HUM 170||Introduction to Asian Philosophies||3|
|HUM 203||Comparative Religions||3|
|LIT 223||International Literature||3|
|MUS 104||Musics of the World||3|
|POS 253||Non-Western Comparative Government||3|
|ART 130||Art of Film||3|
|ART 151||History of Art I||3|
|ART 152||History of Art II||3|
|BUS 260||Global Business||3|
|CHN 202||Intermediate Chinese II||4|
|ECN 210||Comparative Economics||3|
|FRN 202||Intermediate French II||4|
|GRM 202||Intermediate German II||4|
|HIS 118||Foundations of Civilization||3|
|HIS 101||History of Western Civilization I||3|
|HIS 102||History of Western Civilization II||3|
|HUM 101||Introduction to Western Humanities I||3|
|HUM 102||Introduction to Western Humanities II||3|
|HUM 204||Introduction to Religious Studies||3|
|HUM 205||Introduction to Mythology||3|
|ITN 202||Intermediate Italian II||4|
|JPN 202||Intermediate Japanese II||4|
|POS 152||Principles of Political Science||3|
|POS 250||Comparative Political Systems||3|
|POS 251||International Relations||3|
|SPN 202||Intermediate Spanish II||4|
|THE 122||Intro-Theatre History & Literature||3|