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About This Micro-Credential

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Today, success in a wide variety of careers hinges on the ability to operate in globalized, multi-cultural workplaces. The Global Awareness micro-credential provides interested students with a solid foundation in international history, economics, politics and culture to advance in our global economy.

Gain a grounding in trans-national realities, identities and experiences so you can better establish productive professional and personal relationships across various cultures and geographical locations.

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Skills You Will Gain

Global Awareness

Cultural Fluency

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand historical themes, narratives and events that have defined living conditions for populations in different regions, countries and settings.
  • Identify the locations of countries, regions, ethnic groups and religious groups in global context.
  • Develop cultural and religious fluency necessary to recognize and understand core perspectives, experiences and values influential to population experiences.
  • Recognize the foundations, structures and realities created by various political systems practiced in different regions of the world today.

Required Courses

Choose three (3) of the following:

  • HIS 111 - Global Viewpoints in History
  • HIS 109 - World History Since 1500
  • GEO 100 - Global Viewpoints on Geography and the Human Landscape
  • ANT 201 - World Cultures
  • PSC 102 - Comparative Politics
  • REL 200 - World Religions and Cultures

All courses are offered both face-to-face and online, except GEO 100 and REL 200, which are offered face-to-face only



Jennifer Bachner, PhD
Dr. Jonathan Reynolds
Global Awareness, First semester offered: Spring 2020


Northern Kentucky University
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