Global Perspective (GP) Requirement

All Alfred University undergraduate students must satisfy the Global Perspective Requirement in order to receive a Bachelor's degree.

The Global Perspective Requirement may be satisfied by:

  1. Taking an approved Global Perspective (GP) course
  2. Participating in an international co-op program or internship
  3. Studying Abroad Website
  4. Going on a course-based faculty-led international study trip
  5. Completing one semester of secondary or postsecondary education outside the United States (usually the case for international students)

Courses carrying the GP attribute must:

  • Have an international or cross-cultural, non-US focus
  • Deal substantially with contemporary or 20th century subjects and
  • Foster increased understanding of groups, nations, traditions, environments or artistic, technical or scientific developments abroad

Below are some examples of approved GP courses. For a list of GP courses for an upcoming semester please check the Class Schedule on AU BannerWeb. After picking a semester, search for GP classes by using the Degree Requirement: (Attribute) box on the left of the screen, and highlighting AU: Global Perspective tab, then clicking Class Search.

Instructors may petition the Global Perspectives Committee to have their courses carry the GP attribute. For more information, please email Global Perspective Committee Chair Andrew Kless.