FAQ: Global Interdependencies (G) Requirement

What is a "world region"?

"Region" divides the world into manageable units for study. Regions have some sort of characteristic that unifies the area. Examples might include Latin America (based on the cultural characteristics of the dominance of Roman Catholicism) or the Middle East (based on the dominance of the Arab language and Islam). While a region is based on unifying characteristics, it does not mean that the characteristics are found with the same intensity within the region. The boundaries of regions are fuzzy and not always exact.

What does "influenced and interacted with one another" mean? What is the UUCC looking for?

Interaction is the flow of products, people, services, or information among regions. For example, people from Europe (a region) interacted with the people of Latin America (a second region) during the colonial period. People from the two regions influence each other in a variety of ways. The influences and interactions need to go in both directions; they cannot only go from one world region to another world region. Today, we might think of the interaction between East Asia and North America. The importation of goods from China, and the resultant loss of American manufacturing jobs, is just one way that the two regions have influenced each other.

Can I see examples of successful G course submissions?

Yes.  Examples of successful G course submissions are available here: Global Interdependencies Examples (.pdf, 95kb).

Last Updated: 6/27/14