i-courses are those courses offered by GGC that have been intentionally designed to promote student learning and development in relation to the College’s 2013-2018 Quality Enhancement Plan.

These courses are intended to provide students with opportunities to build intercultural competence and skill. As such, i-courses contain both a high level of international content and the requirements and activities needed to promote student success in achieving the desired learning outcomes at an appropriate level for a given course. The QEP Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) address three broad areas of competence: intercultural awareness (SLOs 1 and 2), communication and collaboration (SLOs 3 and 4), and application (SLO 5). 

Operational Definition of an i-course

A course is considered an i-course if it:
  1. Has a score of three or four on the Content Rubric, indicating that over 30% of the course material is international or global in focus;
  2. Addresses a minimum of two of the QEP SLOs, drawn from two separate SLO categories as determined by the Outcomes Rubric;
    1. Category 1 is Cultural Awareness and includes SLOs 1 and 2,
    2. Category 2 is Communication and Collaboration and includes SLOs 3 and 4, and
    3. Category 3 is Application/Problem Solving and includes SLO 5.
  3. Expects students to demonstrate competence at a developmentally appropriate level, i.e.:
    1. For lower level courses, a minimum of two SLOs (in 2 of 3 categories) must be met at least at the novice level.  
    2. For upper level courses, a minimum of two SLOs (in 2 of 3 categories) must be met at least at the developing level.
A course must be verified as an i-course against the operational definition of an i-course above. A faculty member who develops or revises a course either through the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Internationalized Learning Program (ILP) or individually may submit the course to the QEP Assessment Committee for review and verification. Required information and course materials are to be posted on the QEP Portfolio Course Repository (requires login) for review. The QEP Assessment Committee will review the course once all materials are submitted and notify the submitting faculty member when a decision is made.        

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The following courses have been verified as i-courses. As courses are verified as i-courses, the list will be updated. Taking these courses will provide students with broader global awareness and perspectives and prepare students to successfully interact in a global community and to successfully work with people from other cultures, travel abroad, and live elsewhere.  

During registration, students can see their faculty mentor to register for one or more of these courses of interest.

Read these frequently asked questions (FAQs) about i-courses to learn more.

AnthropologyANTH 1102 (Introduction to Anthropology)
AnthropologyANTH 3010 (Cultural Anthropology)
BiologyBIOL 1102 (Biological Sciences II) some sections
BiologyBIOL 3050 (Tropical Biology)
Business AdministrationBUSA 3200 (Global Business)
ChineseCHIN 1001 (Elementary Chinese I)
ChineseCHIN 1002 (Elementary Chinese II)
ChineseCHIN 2001 (Intermediate Chinese I)
Criminal Justice/CriminologyCJCR 4420 (Comparative Criminal Justice Systems)
EducationEDUC 2110 (Critical and Contemporary Issues)  some sections
EnglishENGL 2100 (Transatlantic English Literature)
EnglishENGL 2110 (World Literature) some sections
EnglishENGL 2111 (World Literature Survey I) some sections
EnglishENGL 2112 (World Literature Survey II)
EnglishENGL 3100 (Transatlantic Literature) some sections
EnglishENGL 3561 (Studies in Literature of The Americas) some sections
English Literature and LanguageELAN 3000 (Language, Literacy and Culture)
FilmFILM 1005 (Introduction to Film) some sections
FilmMUSC 4350 (International Film Music)
FrenchFREN 1001 (Elementary French I) some sections
FrenchFREN 1002 (Elementary French II) some sections
FrenchFREN 2001 (Intermediate French I) 
FrenchFREN 2002 (Intermediate French II) some sections
FrenchFREN 3045 (French Literature and Civilization in Translation) some sections
GeographyGEOG 1101 (Introduction to Human Geography)
GeographyGEOG 1125 (Resources, Society and the Environment)
GeographyGEOG 3340 (Cultural Geography) some sections
Global StudiesGLOB 4000 (Global Studies Capstone)
HistoryHIST 1121 (Survey of Western Civilization I) some sections
HistoryHIST 3427 (Modern Germany)
HistoryHIST 3525 (Europe and the Islamicate World)
HistoryHIST 3540 (History of China and Japan) some sections
HistoryHIST 3710 (History of Business in America, Britain, Japan)
HistoryHIST 4780 (Cultural and Intellectual History of the Ancient Mediterranean World) some sections
Information TechnologyITEC 1001 (Introduction to Computing) some sections
ManagementMGMT 3400 (Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility)
ManagementMGMT 4100 (Organizational Behavior)
ManagementMGMT 4101 (International Management)
MarketingMKTG 3000 (Principles of Marketing)
MarketingMKTG 4400 (International Marketing)
MarketingMKTG 4450 (Global Marketing and the Internet)
MathematicsMATH 3550 (History of Mathematics)
MusicMUSC 1100 (Music Appreciation)
MusicMUSC 2020 (Survey of Latin American Music)
MusicMUSC 2200 (Survey and Analysis of European Music)
MusicMUSC 2300 (Global Studies in Music) some sections
MusicMUSC 4350 (International Film Music)
NursingNURS 4020 (Wellness and Illness III)
Political SciencePOLS 2401 (Current Global Issues) some sections
Political SciencePOLS 3100 (Comparative Politics)
Political SciencePOLS 3400 (International Relations) some sections
Political SciencePOLS 4000 (International Organizations) some sections
Political SciencePOLS 4040 (Comparative Foreign Policy)
Political SciencePOLS 4050 (Comparative Political Institutions)
Political SciencePOLS 4220 (Topics in Comparative Politics)
Political SciencePOLS 4400 (International Law) some sections
Political SciencePOLS 4425 (Political Negotiation and Conflict Resolution) some sections
Political SciencePOLS 4490 (Senior Seminar) some sections
PsychologyPSYC 2500 (Introduction to Developmental Psychology) some sections
ReligionRELN 1100 (World Religions)
SociologySOCI 1160 (Social Problems) some sections
SpanishSPAN 1001 (Elementary Spanish I) some sections
SpanishSPAN 1002 (Elementary Spanish II)
SpanishSPAN 2001 (Intermediate Spanish I)
SpanishSPAN 2002 (Intermediate Spanish II)

The following prospective i-courses are under review.

ArtsARTS 1100 (Art Appreciation) some sections
BiologyBIOL 3450 (Conservation Biology)
CommunicationCOMM 1110 (Public Speaking)
CommunicationCOMM 2100 (Media and Society)
Criminal Justice/CriminologyCJCR 3210 (Organized Crime)
PhilosophyPHIL 2010 (Introduction to Philosophy)