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Global Responsibility

FSU graduates should understand the diverse and interconnected world in which they live to become learned and responsible global citizens.

Global Literacy

Learning Outcome: Students will experience global diversity through interaction, examination, and critical reflection. Our students will broaden their comprehension and appreciation of globalization and their role as global citizens. 

Rationale: The world is increasingly interconnected.  The economic well-being of all nations and the environmental health of the planet align all the nations of the world within an interdependent relationship.  The development of a global economy and sustainable environment knows no national or cultural borders.  Amid the ongoing political alliances and conflicts which span the globe, cultural differences are an inescapable feature of the post-modern world, given the revolutions in telecommunications and transportation. Given the disproportionate impact of U.S economic, political, military, and cultural policies around the globe, our students have a particular obligation to understand this impact and to appreciate the perspectives of other cultures. To understand, work in, and effectively contribute within this interconnected culturally diverse, technological world requires a broad knowledge of cultures other than one's own, a developed cultural sensitivity, and sufficient communication skills.

Requirement(3 cr). Select one of the following:

  • ANTH 210, Intro to Anthropology
  • ART 150, Manga and Sequential Art in World Culture
  • ART 215, Survey of Global Art
  • BADM 210, Introduction to the Global Business Environment
  • CHIN 110, Chinese I
  • CHIN 120, Chinese II
  • ENGL 211, World Literature I
  • ENGL 212, World Literature II
  • FREN 110, French I
  • FREN 120, French II
  • GEOG 220, World Regional Geography
  • HIST 110, World History to 1600
  • HIST 120, World History since 1600
  • HIST 270, Intro to Africa in the World
  • PHIL 211, World Religions
  • POLI 230, Ethics and Global Affairs
  • SOCI 150, The Global Society
  • SPAN 110, Spanish I
  • SPAN 112, Spanish for the Professions I
  • SPAN 120, Spanish II
  • SPAN 122, Spanish for the Professions II
  • YORU 110, Yoruba I
  • YORU 120, Yoruba II

Ethics and Civic Engagement

Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of principles of ethical and civic responsibility.

Rationale: To be an educated person requires more than specialized knowledge and technical skills. It also means that individuals are capable of understanding, evaluating, and acting upon their ethical and civic responsibilities. Ethics refers to standards of behavior that tell us how human beings ought to act in our roles as citizens, workers, students, professionals, friends, family members, and so on. Civic engagement is acting upon a sense of responsibility to the common good in our communities, including not only our geographic communities, from local to global, but also those based on interests or identity. An FSU education should help shape students' ethical values, moral reasoning, their readiness to accept personal and social responsibility, and their preparation for responsible citizenship.

Requirement* (3 cr). Select one of the following:

  • ART 217, Ethics in Arts
  • BADM 220, Ethics and Citizenship in the Contemporary World
  • CRJC 203, Criminal Justice Ethics
  • EDUC 211, Lab Experience in the Area Schools
  • ENGL 232, Film and Visual Literacy
  • ETCE 200, Ethics and Civic Engagment in Action
  • GEOG 270, Human Beings and the Environment
  • HCM 200, Ethics and Civic Responsibility for Health Professionals
  • PHIL 120, Moral Principles and Contemporary Moral Problems
  • PHIL 212, African American Philosophy
  • PNUR 210, Intro to Professional Nursing
  • POLI 150, North Carolina Government and Politics
  • SWRK 220, Intro to Human Services
*Courses and requirements listed are subject to change. The official version will be the 2013-2014 FSU Undergraduate Catalog.

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