Global Core Requirement

Global Core Requirement

General Information: Office of Academic Affairs, 208 Hamilton; 854-2441

The Global Core requirement asks students to engage directly with the variety of civilizations and the diversity of traditions that, along with the West, have formed the world and continue to interact in it today. Courses in the Global Core typically explore the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East in an historical context. These courses are organized around a set of primary materials produced in these traditions and may draw from texts or other forms of media, as well as from oral sources or performance. Global Core courses fall into two categories: those that focus on a specific culture or civilization, tracing its existence across a significant span of time; and those that address a common theme or set of analytic questions comparatively (and may include Europe and the West).

Students must complete two courses from the Global Core List of Approved Courses for a letter grade. Students are advised to check this list before registering for courses as it is refined every semester.

For a list of the course offerings for this semester, please use the Course Search feature of the on-line Bulletin and include the Global Core filter.