A Global State of Mind

A Global State of Mind (HUEN 2843, 3 credits) is the cornerstone course for the minor and asks how different cultures treat time, space, family, faith, and honor. This exploration provides students a framework for examining their own cultures and those unknown to them. 

Foreign Language or U.S. Context Courses 

U.S. students must complete the fourth semester level (2020 or 2120, typically 3-5 credits) of their chosen foreign language. For students who test into a higher language level (e.g. Spanish 3000) but do not receive transfer credit for previous study, they must take the course in which they have tested to satisfy the foreign language requirement.

International students from non-English-speaking countries are exempt from this requirement but must instead take a U.S. context course selected from an approved list. 

Two Global Perspective Courses

(6 credits including at least 3 upper division) selected from an approved list. Students should take at least one course focused on the region that matches their studied language.

One Regional/Local Perspective Course

(3 credits) selected from an approved list, with a focus on the region that correlates to the student’s selected language. For example, if the student’s language area is Spanish, then the student should choose a course that focuses on a Spanish-speaking region. An additional, upper-division language course in the student’s language of study can be used to fulfill this requirement.

One Upper Division Technical Elective Course

(3 credits) selected from an approved list, focused on topics relevant to global engineering. 

Global Experience 

Students must pursue a global experience (e.g. A CU-approved study, research, or internship abroad, or equivalent experience by petition).

We strongly encourage students to choose their global experience in coherence with their language/regional course selection.