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Global Engagement


By Leah Kovach '13 on August 31, 2012

Colgate is unique for many reasons, and our graduation requirements are no different. Beyond the core courses and areas of inquiry, students must take a course within the Global Engagements (GE) category. GE courses examine issues across disciplines on a grand scale, often dealing with the topics of globalization and cross-cultural interaction.

As an international relations major, I was glad to see this requirement become part of Colgate’s curriculum. It is concrete proof that our institution values diverse perspectives, a necessity in this modern age of new-found challenges (such as global warming). Though most of the courses within my major fill the GE requirement, professors across departments have re-vamped their curricula to ensure that Colgate students receive a global perspective.

This fall, courses such as Conservation Biology, Urban Geography, Arctic Transformations, Survey of Music History I, and Introduction to Women’s Studies all fulfill the GE requirement.

You can view all of Colgate’s course offerings here for more information.


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