Global Leadership Center courses are non-traditional, where students work on team-based projects regarding real-world problems and issues. The project-based action learning approach challenges students to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to work in a rapidly changing world.
The GLC's core program consists of project-learning units, which spring from global issues. Each project challenges students to determine what they need to know to solve the problem, how they are going to find the information they need, and how they are going to apply it.
Project-based learning also changes the role of faculty members; rather than providing the students with specific course content, the faculty advises, consults and provides constant feedback on all aspects of a project, from research and analysis to report writing and presentations.
The program prepares students to:
- Think critically and creatively,
- Communicate clearly and logically,
- Be flexible and non-dogmatic,
- Embrace ambiguity and complexity,
- Understand the world's challenging commercial, political, religious, and cultural issues.
To complete the program and receive the GLC certificate students must accomplish the following:
- Take four GLC classes (19 credit hours)
- Participate in 1 GLC International Collaborative Consulting Project (in May of each year)
- Study a foreign language, sign language or cross-cultural communication track
- Successfully complete an international internship, employment, or study abroad.