The Global Perspectives course is offered as part of the Global Competence Program, an international initiative that uses world class professionals from the United States to prepare students to work in a global economy, and provide students with a global problem solving mindset.

The course is designed for college students with all majors.


The goal of Global Perspectives is to prepare 21st century college students for participating in global collaboration, solving challenging real world problems, and designing innovative solutions for global society. 


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand global society, culture diversity, and global perspective;
  • Understand concept of globalization, and flows of goods, services, money, people, information, culture, and ideas across geographic and ideological boundaries;
  • Understand the characteristics of globalization as an economic, social, and cultural phenomenon;
  • Understand how beliefs & values affect actions of individuals, institutions, and NGOs;
  • Understand the components of the globalization process;
  • Understand global economic, environmental, ethical, legal, culture, health and safety, social, and sustainability impacts on solving real world problems;
  • Understand globalization of production and markets; 
  • Understand global competition through analyzing the impacts of globalization on economy, society, resources, workforces, innovation systems, innovation models, product development, usage of information, media, organizations, business environment, markets, and enterprise operations;
  • Understand international practices, regulations, and professional licenses; 
  • Understand the roles and impacts of international patents, intellectual property, and venture capital;
  • Understand global collaboration, teamwork, and global project management;
  • Understand global innovation models, systems, and approaches;
  • Understand global competency.


There are no prerequisites for students to take the course.


The course is taught by AAFIE Global Lecturers Group, a group of senior professionals from the United States.


By leveraging world’s most advanced Internet video collaboration technology, the world-class professionals from the United States give real-time lectures to students, interact with the students, and guide the students in conducting international projects.

The students will complete the entire coursework in the Gloer learning community, a platform specifically designed to promote global perspective, cross-cultural communication, international collaboration, and critical and creative thinking skills. In the Gloer learning community, students are guided by international mentors consisting of international professionals in the United States. Students submit their coursework to the global community, present their solutions to the global community, receive feedback from the global community, and complete their projects by discussing and interacting with the global community, making students learn in a real global context.           


The course is mostly about the latest development and international practices of globalization, therefore, there are no textbooks needed. Students will leverage Internet contents for project assignments and use live recorded sessions for class review.


The recommended number of credits for the course is 2. To complete the course, a total of 32 lecture sessions is required. 


Classroom Participations/Responses: 20% 

Project: 50%  

Exam: 30%