This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2021-2022 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

GLED 101. Introduction to VCU Globe. 1 Hour.

Semester course; 1 lecture hour. 1 credit. Enrollment is restricted to students in the VCU Globe program. An introduction to the conceptual foundations of global education: culture, global citizenship and competency, globalization, and intercultural communication. Students will be introduced to the academic, service and professional expectations of the VCU Globe program. This seminar will prepare students for the campus and community outreach activities that form the core of VCU Globe’s curriculum.

GLED 201. Global Education Seminar. 1 Hour.

Semester course; 1 seminar hour. 1 credit. Prerequisite: GLED 101. Enrollment is restricted to students in the VCU Globe program. An introduction to the central concepts of global engagement, including defining culture in the contemporary world, intercultural communication styles and skills, and sustainable collaborations. Students will practice intercultural communication skills through campus outreach activities. The course includes 10 hours of community service activities.

GLED 202. Global Engagement Seminar. 1 Hour.

Semester course; 1 seminar hour. 1 credit. Prerequisite: GLED 201. Enrollment is restricted to students in the VCU Globe program. A seminar covering core concepts in global education including globalization, sustainable development and the interconnectedness between local and global issues. Students will continue to practice intercultural communication skills through campus outreach activities. The course includes 10 hours of community service activities.

GLED 301. Planning for Global Leadership Seminar. 1 Hour.

Semester course; 1 seminar hour. 1 credit. Prerequisite: GLED 202. Enrollment is restricted to students in the VCU Globe program. An introduction to the core theories and applications of global leadership, including global trends in community leadership, citizen-leadership and governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Students will practice leadership skills through community outreach activities. The course includes 10 hours of community service activities.

GLED 302. Preparing for Global Leadership Seminar. 1 Hour.

Semester course; 1 seminar hour. 1 credit. Prerequisite: GLED 301. Enrollment is restricted to students in the VCU Globe program. An exploration into global issues including the causes and impact of migration as well as the role of local community groups to address global needs. Working in teams, students will refine and present proposals for applied global community-service projects to multiple audiences. Students will continue to practice leadership skills through community outreach activities. The course requires 10 hours of service activities.

GLED 391. Topics in Global Education. 1-3 Hours.

Semester course; 1-3 lecture hours. 1-3 credits. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of nine credits, with a limit of six credits in a single semester. Open only to students enrolled in the Global Education Living-Learning Community. An in-depth study of a selected topic in global education. See the Schedule of Classes for specific topics to be offered each semester.

GLED 401. VCU Globe Senior Capstone. 1 Hour.

Semester course; 1 seminar hour. 1 credit. Prerequisite: GLED 302. Enrollment is restricted to students in the VCU Globe program. A seminar focusing on professional self-assessment, career and graduate school preparation and articulating links between global education and their professional plans. Students will integrate their learning into a comprehensive e-portfolio to showcase their signature work in a real-world context.

GLED 493. Global Leadership Practicum. 1-3 Hours.

Semester course; variable hours. 1-3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum total of 6 credits, with a limit of 3 credits in a single semester. Prerequisites: GLED 302 and permission of instructor. Open only to seniors enrolled in the VCU Globe program. Working in teams, students will implement selected proposals. Includes 30 hours of service work per credit.