Virtual Exchange Courses

Each semester a number of courses in a variety of disciplines are offered using a Global Virtual Exchange modality. Students taking these courses have the opportunity to work with their peers around the world as they:

  • Discover and explore global cultures
  • Build cultural awareness and cultural competencies
  • Develop intercultural communication and collaboration skills
Fall 2023 Courses

Global Understanding

In the Global Understanding courses, students work with peers from two – three partner institutions around the world for approximately 4 – 6 weeks each. Bi-weekly video conference discussions, chats, and collaborative student projects provide personal, global experiences that promote cross-cultural understanding as students build intercultural communication and collaboration skills. 

Global Understanding courses are offered through a number of departments. Most courses fulfill either a SOC or HUM general education requirement and Global Diversity requirement.

ANTH 1050 (GE: SO, GD)
Section 001: M/W/F 8:00 – 8:50 AM (CRN 85586) (F2F)
Section 003: M/W/F 9:00 – 9:50 AM (CRN 85588) (F2F)
Section 002: M/W/F 9:00 – 9:50 AM (CRN 85587) (F2F)
Section 603: M/W/F 8:00 – 8:50 AM (CRN 85589) (Synch DE)
Section 601: T 7:00 – 9:50 PM (CRN 85590) (Synch DE)
Section 602: M/W 8:00 – 9:15 PM (CRN 85591) (Synch DE)

ENGL 1000 (GE: HU)
ETHN 2001 (GE: HU, DD)
Section 002: M/W/F 8:00 – 8:50 AM (CRN 83043) (F2F)
Section 002: M/W/F 8:00 – 8:50 AM (CRN 83068) (F2F)

GEOG 1000 (GE: SO, GD)
GLST 1060 (GE: HU, GD)
Section 004: T 7:00 – 9:50 PM (CRN 84645) (Synch DE)
Section 001: T/TH 9:30 – 10:45 AM (CRN 85585) (F2F)

HIST 1030 (GE: HU, GD)
HMGT 3200 (GD)
Section 002: T/TH 8:00 – 9:15 AM (CRN 82689) (F2F)
Section 601: T/TH 8:00 – 9:15 AM (CRN 81458) (Synch DE)

HNRS 2011 (GE: HU, GD, WI)
PSYC 1070 (GD)
Section 002: T/TH 8:00 – 9:15 AM (CRN 83702) (F2F)
Section 001: T/TH 9:30 – 10:45 AM (CRN 83554) (F2F)

COMM 1050 (GD)
Section 001: M/W 8:00 – 9:15 PM (CRN 84619) (Synch DE)


Global Business

MGMT 3552-601: T/TH 9:30 – 10:45 AM (CRN 82294) (Synch DE)

The Global Business course is designed to help students develop intercultural communication and collaboration skills relevant to business, assess cultural differences in business practices in international contexts, and build problem solving and strategic decision-making abilities through collaborative projects. The collaborative portions of the course focus on a few key general topics including business protocols and etiquette and the business environment and systems, then focuses on various business aspects (leadership, entry mode, location choice, competitive advantage, and market segmentation) through the lens of e-commerce.

Global Environment (GE: SO, GD)

GEOG 2300-001: T/TH 9:30 – 10:45 AM (CRN 84909) (F2F)

The Global Environment course explores and analyzes environmental issues at local, regional, and global scales. Over the semester, students will use real-time videoconference and chat to collaborate with peers at three different partner institutions around the world to explore the interconnectivities of global environmental problems as well as how different countries, cultures, and governments approach and address these problems. The course will provide an overview of several environmental topics, including traditional and alternative sources of energy, natural resources management and policy, the sustainability of ecosystems, climate change, and environmental cooperation and conflict.