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Global Ed Requirement Connects SBS to the World

In a rapidly changing world, it has become imperative for well-educated students to be globally competent learners. Back in 1999 when the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences made the 15-credit Global Education requirement part of the standard curriculum for all majors, the intent was to bring them into a framework to help them gain knowledge about individuals, societies and cultures while exposing them to diverse cultural perspectives essential to building an understanding of contemporary society and, ultimately, themselves. Study of another part of the world gives students a heightened appreciation and comprehension of the world at-large and offers the first steps to bridging cultural boundaries. Living and working effectively in a global society requires learning with an international perspective.