BSGC - Global Communities

BSGC100 The Student in the University: Global Communities (1 Credit)

Students will develop a sense of community within the program, become familiar with campus resources, gain skills and information to prepare for the Global Experience Semester, and explore the surrounding international community.

Restriction: Must be enrolled in Global Communities Living-Learning Program. By Permission Only (BPO).

BSGC101 Globalization (3 Credits)

An interdisciplinary exploration of the historical evolution and contemporary significance of growing interconnectedness in the world. We debate different perspectives on globalization and its impact on social, political, economic and cultural issues.

Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program.

BSGC102 Global Issues (3 Credits)

A survey of some of the major global challenges facing society today, such as human trafficking, nuclear security, and global health. We explore contending approaches to resolving problems, culminating in a major group project.

Prerequisite: BSGC101.

Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program.

BSGC302 BSGC 302 Capstone: Global Connections (1 Credit)

Final component of the Global Communities curriculum. The course connects the global experience with previous BSGC coursework.

Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program. By permission only (BPO).

Additional Information: This course is limited to second-year students in the Global Communities Living-Learning Program who have completed or are in the midst of completing their Global Experience requirement.

BSGC338 Global Service Abroad (3 Credits)

Community service is a valuable response to social problems faced by marginalized populations. How do we perform valuable and effective service in an international setting? This course is designed to enable students to be thoughtful providers of international service. Students will be introduced to existing responses to social problems and will work to formulate their own individual and collective responses. BSGC 338 was developed with funding from the UMD Stamp Service-Learning Fellowship.

Restriction: Permission of Global Communities Living and Learning Program.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

Additional Information: Prior knowledge of the language of the host country is preferred but not required. The course is open to ALL majors, with preference given to Global Communities students.

BSGC386 Experiential Learning in Global Communities: Global Internship (1-3 Credits)

Experiential Learning in Global Communities: Global Internship, will give students an opportunity to connect theory with practice.

Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program.

Credit Only Granted for: BSGC398E or BSGC386.

Formerly: BSGC398E.

BSGC398 BSGC Experiential Learning in Global Communities: Global Service (3 Credits)

Experiential learning is an integral element of the Global Communities program. Students will gain an understanding of social issues in marginalized communities, engage in service-learning, and develop an action plan for civic engagement in a diverse global society.

Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program. By permission only (BPO).

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

Additional Information: - Open to students enrolled in the Global Communities Living-Learning Program.

BSGC399 Topical Investigations in Global Communities (1-3 Credits)

Variable from 1-3 credits and repeatable up to 6 if content varies.

Restriction: Must be a current student in Global Communities Living and Learning Program; and permission of instructor.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

Additional Information: Contact department for information to register for this course.