Border Crossings Courses

1. Understand the particular political, scientific, socio-economic, historical, cultural, or linguistic

       a. features of a country or region outside of the United States,

       b. relationships between the United States and another country or region of the world, or

       c. issues that transcend a particular country or region of the world;

2. Have knowledge and some understanding of at least one culture other than their own;

3. Compare and assess sources of information about global issues; and

4. See others as others see themselves, give the conditions and values of others.

In addition to a Border Crossings course, students in the Global Studies Track must satisfy one of the following three options:

1. Take language courses in a language not previously studied(6 hours)


2. Fulfill the Global Studies Experience:

  • Take one course with Study Away & GPS narrative (3 hours) OR
  • Take one course with Experience and GPS Narrative (3 hours) OR
  • Take two additional Border Crossings courses (6 hours) OR

3. Take a value-added language course (3 hours)

About Global Passport Strategies

GPS LogoAs part of Ashland University’s Core Curriculum that prepares students to think with reason, act with the skills, and live with the values of a liberally educated person, students are required to meet a Global Competency requirement.

This requirement will provide all students with the experiences and skills they need to live and work as citizens aware of their global responsibilities.