GLBC - Global Citizenship Program


Effective 1 June 2023 through 31 May 2024

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Course Descriptions

Global Citizenship Program
Knowledge Areas
ARTS Arts Appreciation
GLBL Global Understanding
PNW Physical & Natural World
QL Quantitative Literacy
ROC Roots of Cultures
SSHB Social Systems & Human Behavior
Global Citizenship Program
Skill Areas
CRI Critical Thinking
ETH Ethical Reasoning
INTC Intercultural Competence
OCOM Oral Communication
WCOM Written Communication
** Course fulfills two skill areas


GLBC 1200 Global Cornerstone Seminar (3)

These interdisciplinary and integrative seminars for first-year students combine academic inquiry with developing and improving fundamental skills, including critical thinking and communications (abilities to write, read, listen and speak effectively). With the Global Keystone Seminar, this course is one of two seminars that focus on integrative learning and "bookend" the Global Citizenship Program. Topics vary and include interdisciplinary offerings in the humanities, arts and sciences. While this seminar course is the usual way for newly matriculated students to meet the initial integrative seminar requirement, alternatives exist for returning adults and transfer students. Classes are small and require substantial student participation. They include supplemental programs that foster students' educational and personal development during the first year of college to help students define their personal values, strengths, weaknesses and interests.

GLBC 1210 Gateway Seminar to the Global Citizenship Program in Online Environments (3)

This course invites students to examine the fundamental questions about the technologies that influence our lives. New technologies and a connected millennium have brought massive changes to our economy, politics, culture, spiritually, relationships, and the values of individuals, organizations, and the entire world. This course is designed to support students in beginning to develop the habits of mind, habits of heart, and the cultivation of skills that lead to global citizenship and individual excellence and to provide an orientation to Webster University resources. This seminar is not available for on-campus first-year students.