The NC Global Scholars of Distinction Program is a global honors program open to all GTCC curriculum students, regardless of their program of study. Upon completion of the requirements, students graduate as global scholars of distinction marked on their transcripts and diplomas.

As a partnership between Guilford Technical Community College and the World View Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the NC Global Scholars of Distinction program enables students to develop the global competencies and skills needed for the 21st-century workforce.

A “global scholar of distinction” on their diploma will show employers and transfer institutions that these graduates have an understanding of global cultural, political, and historical information uncommon in the general student population.

Interested students can apply to the program by clicking below to access the application form.

Global Scholars Application

For more information:
336-334-4822 Ext. 50342
globalscholars@gtcc.edu

Requirements

  • Students complete 15 units with a grade of A or B in courses designated as having globally intensive content.
  • Students attend 8 hours of international campus activities over a two year period
  • Students complete 30 hours of study abroad or domestic intercultural experience
  • Prior to graduation, students give a capstone presentation describing their global learning experience

15 units Global courses

Intrinsically Global Courses: Students may choose any course that fits their program of study
Course Credit Hours
ANT 210 General Anthropology 3.0
ANT 220 Cultural Anthropology 3.0
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3.0
ART 114 Art History Survey 3.0
ART 115 Art History Survey 2 3.0
CJC 161 Intro to Homeland Security 3.0
COM 140 Intro to Intercultural Communication 3.0
CUL 230 Global Cuisines 5.0
ENG 241 British Literature I 3.0
ENG 242 British Literature 2 3.0
ENG 261 World Literature I 3.0
ENG 262 World Literature II 3.0
GEO 111 World Regional Geography 3.0
GEO 112 Cultural Geography 3.0
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3.0
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3.0
HIS 121 Western Civilization 1 3.0
HIS 122 Western Civilization 2 3.0
HIS 227 Native American History 3.0
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3.0
HUM 120 Cultural Studies 3.0
HUM 130 Myth and Human Culture 3.0
INT 110 International Business 3.0
LOG 235 Import/Export Management 3.0
POL 210 Comparative Government 3.0
POL 220 International Relations 3.0
REL 110 World Religions 3.0
REL 111 Eastern Religions 3.0
REL 112 Western Religions 3.0
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3.0
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3.0
SPA 120 Spanish for the Workplace 3.0
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I 3.0
SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II 3.0

Globalized Courses

Students must choose sections of these courses taught only by the listed instructor
Course Instructor
COM 120 Interpersonal Communications All instructors
COMP 231Public Speaking Walters
ECO 252 Macro Economics DePolt
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Fortner or Scalf or Woodard, or Osborne
ENG 112 Writing/Research Fortner, Kessinger, Labbe, or Woodard
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting Simpson
HIS 132 American History II Bartee
HUM 115 Critical Thinking Kessinger or Woodard
HUM 160 Introduction to Film Partin
OST 145 Social Media for Office Professionals Blower
OST 233 Office Publication Design Blower
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues  Hare or Zavediuk
PHI 240 Intro to Ethics Hare or Zavediuk
POL 250 Political Theory Cole
PSY 150 General Psychology Turner
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology All instructors
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology  Schmid