Global/Intercultural competence is essential in every professional and civic environment. The Global/Intercultural requirement underscores UVU's commitment to valuing global/intercultural opinions, backgrounds, traditions, perspectives, and experiences. The Global/Intercultural requirement contributes to student success by fostering an awareness of a variety of cultural perspectives and experiences, which is a vital element of higher education. The Global/Intercultural Initiative is a component of UVU's Office of Engaged Learning.

Global/Intercultural understanding should be considered and explored from a variety of perspectives. The requirement will foster greater understanding of, interaction with, and appreciation for, cultures that reflect the diversity present within the local and campus communities, up to the larger state and global context. Courses satisfying the requirement will articulate and examine the unique perspectives, experiences and concerns of individuals and groups representing cultures other than one’s own. Such understanding and appreciation will both enhance the educational experience of students and develop skills that allow them to participate as inclusive, active, informed, and respectful citizens.

The Global/Intercultural Requirement seeks to develop student learning through the following objectives and trait:


  • To analyze global or intercultural issues.
  • To discuss stereotypical cultural conceptions and recognize the complexity and variety of different cultural groups.
  • To evaluate how one's own cultural values compare with those from different backgrounds.


  • To interrelate respectfully with individuals representing cultures and perspectives other than one’s own.

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Please direct all questions about the Global Intercultural Distinction to Professor Bryan Waite ( ME-116B