Global / Intercultural Requirements

Courses with a global/intercultural designation must meet certain UVU-established criteria. This website provides resources to meet those criteria.

Syllabus Requirements In Order For A Class To Get G/I Approval

Developing a G/I Course

The process for G/I course approval runs through the curriculum process. Because the G/I course approval process is one cog of the great curriculum machine, all of the Curriculum Office deadlines (both school and college committees) must be met.


Develop a G/I Course

In your syllabus, include:

  • G/I definition and objectives. This way your students know they are taking a G/I course and what that means.
  • Key assignment designation. Designate which assignment you want to call your "key assignment" and label it as such. It can be any assignment you choose. It is recommended you use the one that meets the most G/I objectives and/or the one that you feel best represents your students' learning of global and intercultural issues.
  • Objective specification. For relevant assignments indicate which G/I objective(s) are met. Not all assignments have to meet a G/I objective and a particular assignment does not have to meet them all.
  • NOTE: Concurrent Enrollment classes cannot be certified as G/I courses.

Please see example syllabi for ideas on how this can look.

Example G/I Syllabus (PDF file)Sample G/I Syllabus (PDF file)

G/I Faculty Training 

Office of Teaching and Learning

Pathway 4:

  • Cultural Identity in the Classroom
  • Equity Pedagogy
  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
  • Global and Intercultural Pedagogy
  • Developing a Global/Intercultural Course
  • Inclusive Pedagogy Learning Circle

*Complete at least four offerings to achieve a Certificate of Completion.

G/I Objectives


  • 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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