About Global Scholar Distinction
The development of the Global Scholar Distinction began in Spring 2013 and by Spring 2017, 154 courses were designated Global Scholars courses with an attribute in Banner, and 2399 students had taken at least one Global Scholars course. In 2018, the Undergraduate Course Catalog was revised to clarify the requirements of the distinction.
By Fall 2019, 430 courses were listed as Global Scholars courses in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Robinson College of Business, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the School of Public Health, and the College of Education and Human Development. Each year, departments identify existing courses or add new courses with global content to the Global Scholars course list.
In Fall 2018, Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology received a four-year Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education to launch the Atlanta Global Studies Center. One of the priorities of the Atlanta Global Studies Center is to promote and support global education across partner universities, with a goal of increasing achievement of the Global Scholar Distinction by 10% at the end of the grant period.
The Atlanta Global Studies Center is committed to being the catalyst and coordinator of the Global Scholar Distinction program in collaboration with the Office of International Initiatives. With a centralized effort, Georgia State University will be able to promote the program to more students across more colleges and track the progress students are making towards earning the Global Scholar Distinction.
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