Global Perspectives Proposals (3-6 Hours)

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Please note: All approved Study Abroad courses carry the GMP Global Perspectives IIIA for up to 6 credit hours. Other Global Miami Plan requirements, including Intercultural Perspectives and Experiential Learning must be approved by the Liberal Education Council. 

Global Perspectives entails a critical analysis of and an engagement with complex, interdependent global systems and legacies (such as natural, physical, social, cultural, economic, and political) and their implications for people’s lives and the earth’s sustainability. Through global learning, students should:

  • become informed, open-minded, and responsible people who are attentive to diversity across the spectrum of differences
  • seek to understand how their actions affect both local and global communities
  • address the world’s most pressing and enduring issues collaboratively and equitably.

Global Perspectives classes as an intellectual and political point of departure in a process of lifelong learning that includes self-awareness, cultural diversity, social responsibility, applied knowledge, and an understanding of global systems. Global awareness, especially, remains as an ideal point toward which we should vigilantly and assiduously strive. To fulfill the Global Perspectives requirement, a class must begin to penetrate a student’s cultural, ethnic, national, and linguistic insularity. A Global Perspectives class will be multinational and comparative, and it will extrapolate global patterns of geopolitical, economic, and historical shifts.

Faculty who wish to apply for the Global Perspectives designation can use the following checklist to prepare their course for the CIM system:

  1. Include specific information in CIM about how the course will meet the 2 GMP Learning Outcomes (Competencies) for Written Communication and Critical Thinking.

  2. Review the Global Perspectives Rubric information.

    • To qualify as a Global Perspectives course for the Global Miami Plan, a class should fulfill criteria in the six areas delineated in the rubric with clear benchmarks in all areas.

  3. Upload the course syllabus, which includes:

    • A description of the course, course goals, and a statement explaining how the course meets the Global Perspectives requirement. A short student-centered explanation of how the two major student learning outcomes of Written Communication and Critical Thinking will be met also is encouraged.

    • Two sample assignments that meet the specific goals of the Global Perspectives Student Learning Outcomes.

When you are ready to submit for approval, you must use the Curriculum Management Forms for courses or programs on the Registrar's website. If you have questions about the CIM system itself, please contact Shelly Jarrett Bromberg, ( .

How to use CIM

Propose a Course in CIM