College of Arts and Sciences
Global Awareness Program

Learning Outcomes

  • Students participating in the Global Awareness Program are expected to achieve the following learning outcomes:

    Understand the varying perspectives of the humanities, social and physical sciences, and mathematics apply them to personal, civic, or professional issues.

    • Be able to identify key issues facing the contemporary world
    • Be able to identify key environmental, political social and cultural factors shaping these key issues
    • Be able to identify important persons, institutions shaping contemporary global affairs
    • Be able to identify key geographic hotspots
    • Be able to discuss key ways in which contemporary global issues impact your own life
    • Demonstrate an ability to compare and contrast essential cultural and social similarities and differences between your own and another culture
    • Apply theoretical models for cross-cultural comparisons.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of key ethical value systems and their approaches to contemporary global challenges.
    • Identify a Jesuit ethos for global respect.
    • Develop a personal value system for global understanding.
    • Identify key Macro and Micro Models for Global Engagement
    • Be able to critically evaluate appropriate models for global engagement depending on the context and challenge
    • Develop  a personal approach for global engagement  
    • Be able to identify key models of leadership for global engagement.
    • Develop a personal approach for global leadership depending on interests and personality.
    • Be able to identify major trends that are likely to shape global events in the next 5-10 and 20-year periods.
    • Be able to identify models for global engagement to deal with these emerging trends based on classes taken as part of the Global Awareness Program.
    • Integrate and synthesis central learning outcomes derived from GAP and the Seattle University Core curriculum.
    • Be able to synthesize various components of the GAP program into a reflection on career and post-baccalaureate goals.

    For details on learning outcomes linked to the class schedule, click here.