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Global Diversity/Global Scholars

Global Diversity

In the 21st century, the world has seen a great increase in globalization mainly due to the advances in information technology and the developments in transportation. These trends have made it easier than ever to trade, travel and communicate with other parts of the country and the world creating interdependence between peoples of different cultural backgrounds and languages. The Global Diversity Committee is committed to bringing global education to its campus in order to prepare students to be 21st century professionals as well as to develop a sense of self and appreciation of cultural diversity.

CCC&TI promotes global awareness by:

  • Providing professional development and training to employees in global issues and cultural diversity
  • Incorporating global perspectives appropriately into instruction, delivery of services, and institutional planning and development
  • Organizing public events that promote global and diversity awareness (festivals, lectures, music, art, literature, and film)
  • Seeking global opportunities for institutional advancement
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Danish Programs

CCC&TI has hosted students and faculty from Aarhus Business College (AABC) in Aarhus Denmark on several occasions. This opportunity gives both the visiting and the hosting students the opportunity to learn about cultures outside of their own, as well as make connections across the globe.

UNC Chapel Hill’s World View N.C. Global Distinction Program

World View’s N.C. Global Distinction program mobilizes the international resources of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC. Community colleges create truly global campuses.

Global Student Club (GSC)

The Global Student Club (GSC) brings new, exciting, and informative examples of global diversity to the Caldwell and Watauga campuses of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute. 

To increase awareness of different cultures and issues around the world, giving students a chance to explore these issues outside classroom settings. To establish an understanding of how global issues affect the individual on an international, national, and a local level.

To offer an interactive learning environment through featured speakers, international films, and open discussions as well as other events that foster the individual’s growth as an international citizen.

Global Scholars Program

To apply to the Global Scholar program, students can submit an application to the Global Diversity Committee for recognition as a Global Scholar. To be listed as a Global Scholar, students must fulfill the criteria listed below. When students fulfill these requirements, they will make an oral presentation of their e-portfolio to a jury composed of members of the Global Diversity Committee.

Prepared for the 21st Century?

Interested in:

  • Other cultures
  • International travel
  • International and global business
  • Global issues and natural resources
  • Foreign languages
  • Service learning opportunities with a global focus

Take a look at CCC&TI’s Global Scholar Program.

In this program, students will gain:

  • Greater intercultural competency in both academic and professional areas
  • Greater awareness of other cultures
  • Greater competency when dealing with people from other cultures
  • Enhanced ability to integrate the importance of diversity, civic engagement and social responsibility in a global framework
  • Better preparation for successful participation in a dynamic and interconnected world
  • Greater awareness of personal cultural norms and how they shape views and perspectives
  • A unique resume-building credential that appears on the student transcript and will set the Global Scholar apart in a competitive job market

The mission of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s Global Scholar Program is to help students become global citizens that are prepared for both academic and professional endeavors in the interconnected and interdependent world of the 21st century.

Program Information

This program is open to all students, but completion of the graduation requirements is necessary for the distinction.

Students must be able to complete:

  • 15 credits of globally intensive course work (see list of courses and schedule each semester)
  • Attend a total of 8 global events and actively participate in the Global Student Club at the respective campus before graduation.
  • Participate in the global experience requirement. This is achieved by completing A or B listed below. Students will insert project-based evidence in their e-portfolio.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and no minimum GPA or specific major is required for admission to the program. Students must earn a 3.0 GPA or better in their globally intense courses to achieve Global Scholars Distinction.

Students enrolled in the Global Scholar program are automatically accepted into the Global Students Club (GSC). Active participation is required.

Globally-Intensive Courses (15 credits)

This requirement is achieved by completing pre-approved courses (see list below). Students will include at least one project from each class in their e-portfolios. To receive Global Scholar Distinction, students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA in these classes.

  • ANT 220-Cultural Anthropology
  • ART 111-Art Appreciation
  • ART 114-Art History Survey I
  • ART 115-Art History Survey II
  • COM 140-Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • ENG 112-Writing and Research in the Disciplines (Shaut only)
  • ENG 241-British Literature I
  • ENG 242-British Literature II
  • ENG 261-World Literature I
  • ENG 262-World Literature II
  • GEO 111-World Regional Geography
  • HIS 111-World Civilizations I
  • HIS 112-World Civilizations II
  • HIS 167-The Vietnam War
  • HIS 221–African American History
  • HIS 275-History of Terrorism
  • HUM 120-Cultural Studies
  • HUM 130-Myth in Human Culture
  • HUM 170-The Holocaust
  • HUM 180-International Cultural Explorations
  • MUS 110-Music Appreciation
  • MUS 114-Introduction to World Music
  • PHI 210-History of Philosophy
  • PHI 215-Philosophical Issues
  • REL 110-World Religions
  • REL 211-Introduction to Old Testament
  • REL 212-Introduction to New Testament
  • SOC 213-Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 220-Social Problems
  • SOC 225–Social Diversity
  • SPA 111-Elementary Spanish I
  • SPA 112-Elementary Spanish II

International Activities & Dialogue (minimum of 8)

This requirement is achieved by attending events such as film screenings, international fairs, on and off campus events and participation in the Global Students Club (GSC). Students must include a product related to these activities in their e-portfolios for each global activity.

A minimum of eight events outside of Global Student Club participation is required. Events not sponsored by CCC&TI must be approved prior to inclusion in the e-portfolio.

Global Experience

This requirement is achieved by completing at least A or B listed below. Students will insert project-based evidence in their e-portfolios.

  • A minimum of 30 hours of global experience in a study abroad or domestic intercultural experience*.
  • A minimum of 80 hours of CCC&TI approved service learning.

* Travelers must be at least 18 years old by the time of travel and/or application for international travel requirements.