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
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.
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.