Virtual Exchange Courses

Each semester a number of courses in a variety of disciplines are offered using an International 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 2024 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 83807) (F2F)
Section 002: M/W/F 9:00 – 9:50 AM (CRN 83811) (F2F)
Section 003: T/TH 8:00 – 9:15 AM (CRN 83815) (F2F)
Section 601: T 7:00 – 9:50 PM (CRN 83819) (Synch DE)

COMM 1050 (GD)

Section 601: M/W 8:00 – 9:15 PM (CRN 83331) (Synch DE)

ENGL 1000 (GE: HU)

Section 002: M/W/F 8:00 – 8:50 AM (CRN 81810) (F2F)

ETHN 2001 (GE: HU, DD)

Section 002: M/W/F 8:00 – 8:50 AM (CRN 84968) (F2F)

GEOG 1000 (GE: SO, GD)

Section 602: T 7:00 – 9:50 PM (CRN 83181) (Synch DE)

GLST 1060 (GE: HU, GD)

Section 001: M/W/F 9:00 – 9:50 AM (CRN 83384) (F2F)

HIST 1030 (GE: HU, GD)

Section 003: T/TH 8:00 – 9:15 AM (CRN 81776) (F2F)

HMGT 3200 (GD)

Section 601: T/TH 8:00 – 9:15 AM (CRN 81915) (Synch DE)

HNRS 2011 (GE: HU, GD, WI)

Section 003: T/TH 9:30 – 10:45 AM (CRN 82362) (F2F)

PHIL 1176 (GE: HU, GD)

Section 001: T/TH 9:30 – 10:45 AM (CRN 82943) (F2F)

Global Business

MGMT 3552-601: M/W/F 9:30 – 9:50 AM (CRN 83462) (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

GEOG 1250-002 (GE: SC): T/TH 9:30 – 10:45 AM (CRN 83230) (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.