Global Citizenship Block

From healthcare and human rights to the environment, from art and popular culture to social media, participation in the world today is a global act with global consequences. By virtue of your University education each one of you has an opportunity to understand the global footprint of your citizenship — both the rights and the responsibilities that come with living as a human citizen of the planet among its people, its crea-tures, and its resources. If you are someone interested in having and managing global impact, this BlockU is your General Education program.

Your BlockU experience is designed to help you be successful taking 15 credit hours per semester — which will help you finish your degree sooner! In many cases, participating in two consecutive BlockU semesters will clear your General Education requirements. You will be enrolled in a small learning community course and two additional required courses. These courses are taught by exceptional faculty who will help you integrate your learning experiences. You will have access to peer mentors, a dedicated advisor, a dedicated librarian, and a student success advocate.

To learn more about BlockU or to schedule an appointment with the BlockU Advisor,
please contact Terese Pratt at

How to Sign Up

Step 1:

Sign up for the Global Citizenship BlockU Seminar plus the 2 other required courses.

Contact Andrea Haag at for the UGS 2230 permission code.
Class # Course Title Schedule Location Instructor
1097 UGS 2230-001 Global Citizenship BlockU M,W
WEB 2250 Sun, Jones
12572 LING 3600-001 Cross-Cultural Communication T,H
SFEBB 160 Marsh, Schaeffer
9879 GEOG 1300-001 World Regional Geography T,H
OSH 175 Weinbauer

Fall 2015 Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:45   GEOG 1300
  GEOG 1300
1:45 UGS 2230
  UGS 2230
2:00 LING 3600
LING 3600

Step 2:

Select 2 additional courses from the General Education options. See your advisor.

  Fall 2015     Spring 2016
  UGS 2230-001 HF     UGS 2235-001 BF
  GEOG 1300-001 BF     BIOL 1010-001 SF
  LING 3600-001 HF     ARTH 1010 FF
Math       Math?*    
Writing       Writing?*    
* Other options include courses that fulfill the AI requirement. If all other General Education requirements are complete, you may begin selecting courses that fulfill prerequisites for your chosen major or take courses that will help you balance your work load.