Thinking of joining Global Honors? Now's the time! The Global Honors Program has reduced our credit requirements for Global Honors Distinction. All new students will be considered for the Global Merit Scholar Award (up to $750). Click here to apply to the Global Honors Program today!
The Global Honors Program is the University of Washington Tacoma's interdisciplinary campus honors program, adding distinction to the bachelor's degree. It offers curricular pathways in Global Leadership and Global Citizenship, Major-Integrated Honors, Global Honors Distinction, and a Minor in Global Engagement. The Global Honors Program offers a stimulating learning environment and an innovative and experientially rich curriculum. Seminar style classes are taught by internationally renowned and highly invested faculty and community partners in-residence. Students enjoy specialized advising, generous funding opportunities, and are members of a close-knit, active community of critically engaged peers.
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Global Honors students will:
Demonstrate enhanced skills in research, critical thinking, writing, working cooperatively, and oral communication
Demonstrate ability to produce collaborative solutions for global challenges
Demonstrate understanding of global interdependencies in economic, political, social, and cultural systems
Demonstrate understanding of processes of globalization
Demonstrate proficiency in researching, synthesizing, and presenting global topics
Demonstrate understanding and appreciation of interdisciplinary perspectives
Assessment Of Learning Outcomes
Assessment of learning outcomes will vary depending on which academic pathway students complete as part of the Global Honors Program. The outcomes listed below are examples from the Minor in Global Engagement and Global Honors Distinction.
(Note: numbers below in parentheses correspond to the Learning Outcomes each assesses)
Papers and projects in Global Honors core seminars, maintaining a 3.3 overall grade point average (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
Presentation on study abroad at lunch seminars (1)(3)
Completion of a capstone thesis, study abroad, or internship under the supervision of a faculty advisor, earning a 3.3 minimum grade (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
Presentation at the Annual Global Engagement Conference (1)