G-RAP draws on insights from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences to give students the theoretical and methodological skills and the knowledge base necessary to understand this complex and rapidly changing world. As CU educates the leaders of the future, G-RAP must prepare them to deal with the great issues facing the world - health, peace, prosperity, environmental sustainability - from a basis of cultural and historical understanding as well as a basis of scientific analysis. G-RAP promotes engaged learning in order to grasp the main currents of global studies, the cultural challenges and opportunities, and the ethical values that are at stake, students and faculty or G-RAP are engaged in a variety of ways. Through lively class discussions, numerous co-curricular and extra-curricular events, and projects nurtured in this residential setting, G-RAP students take great pleasure in studying countries and peoples, cultural norms and values, documents and texts. Students develop understanding and compassion for the people in different countries and in diverse communities. The global flux in cultural goods, human capital, and natural resources have given the traditional problems of poverty, hunger, and war greater complexity and urgency. Students at G-RAP learn to compose their thoughts more clearly, communicate them more effectively, and reflect on them more cooperatively so that they can be of use in the world. G-RAP students and faculty recognize the wisdom of past generations and their legacies.