For Current Students (who entered GC in Fall 2021 or before):

The necessary steps to complete the GC Program are outlined in detail below. If you have any questions please email globalcommunities [at] umd.edu

GC Program Summary

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1
  • GC Waiver & Release
  • Community Engagement Requirement
  • BSGC100
  • BSGC101
  • Community Engagement Requirement
  • BSGC102
Year 2
  • Global Experience (3 credit-course required) - can complete in Summer, Fall, or Spring. OR request an extension by emailing globalcommunities [at] umd.edu
    • Education Abroad
    • Global Service
    • Global-Related Internship
    • Global-Related Experiential Course
  • Submit Capstone
  • Submit ePortfolio
  • Complete GC Notation form
  • Join in GC Celebration

Expectations for Fall 2021 Cohort:

  • Fall semester - Complete GC Waiver & Release (ELMS-Canvas)
  • Fall semester - Complete GC Requirements + Commitments Form (ELMS-Canvas) 
  • Fall & Spring semester - Complete Global Citizenship Requirement (ELMS-Canvas)

Year 1: Theory

Fall (Semester 1)
  • Get to know your new home and all it has to offer! Take BSGC100: Student in the University - 1 credit
    • Fulfills General Education Course Requirement: UNIV100 requirements (please confirm with your academic advisor)
  • Develop a nuanced understanding of globalization and how it impacts our daily lives. Take BSGC101: Globalization - 3 credits
    • Fulfills General Education Course Requirement: History/Social Sciences; I-Series
Spring (Semester 2)
  • Can we solve global problems? Apply your knowledge of globalization to tackle some of the world's most pressing global issues in BSGC102: Global Issues - 3 credits \
    • Fulfills General Education Course Requirement: History/Social Sciences; Understanding Plural Societies

Year 2: Experience & Reflection

Fall or Spring (Semester 3 or 4)
  • Take the knowledge you have learned in the classroom and apply it first-hand by completing your Global Experience. Any of the options listed below will satisfy this requirement:

           Education Abroad Course

           Global-Related Internship Course

           Global Service Course

           Global-Related Experiential Course
 

Spring (Semester 4)
  • Submit your Capstone Poster and ePortfolio to Dr. Haufler, the Faculty Director. 
  • The ePortfolio is due in April of the second year unless you have been granted an extension on the Global Experience requirement
    • GC Capstone Steps: 
      • Login to ELMS-Canvas
      • Go to the course "GC ELMS"
      • Select "Assignments"
      • Go to "Capstone Submission"
      • Select your entering class page for submission instructions
      • If you have any issues accessing this ELMS-Canvas course page please email globalcommunities [at] umd.edu

  • Complete GC Notation form https://go.umd.edu/GCGlobalExperience

  • Join us in celebrating your accomplishments!

Global communities academic requirements

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01/21/2022 - 12:47 pm