NC Global Scholars Of Distinction

Triangle Nippon Club campus visit October 2014

Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50342;

The NC Global Scholars of Distinction Program is a global honors program open to all GTCC curriculum students, regardless of their program of study. Upon completion of   the requirements, students graduate as global scholars of distinction marked on their transcripts and diplomas.

 As a partnership between Guilford Technical Community College and the World View Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the NC Global Scholars of Distinction program enables students to develop the global competencies and skills needed for the 21st-century workforce.

A “global scholar of distinction” on their diploma will show employers and transfer institutions that these graduates have an understanding of global cultural, political, and historical information uncommon in the general student population.

Interested students can apply to the program by clicking here to access the form


  • Students complete 15 units with a grade of A or B in courses designated as having globally intensive content.
  • Students attend 8 hours of international campus activities over a two year period
  • Students complete 30 hours of study abroad or domestic intercultural experience
  • Prior to graduation, students give a capstone presentation describing their global learning experience

15 units Global courses

Intrinsically  Global Courses: Students may choose any course that fits their program of study

ANT 210 General Anthropology 3.0
ART 114 Art History Survey 3.0
ART 115 Art History Survey 2 3.0
ANT 220 Cultural Anthropology 3.0
CJC 161 Intro to Homeland Security 3.0
COM 140 Intro to Intercultural Communication 3.0
COM 120 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3.0
CUL 230 Global Cuisines 5.0
ENG 261 World Literature I 3.0
ENG262 World Literature II 3.0
GEO 111 World Regional Geography 3.0
GEO112 Cultural Geography 3.0
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3.0
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3.0
HIS 227 Native American History 3.0
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3.0
HUM 120 Cultural Studies 3.0
HUM 130 Myth and Human Culture 3.0
INT 110 International Business 3.0
LOG 235 Import/Export Management 3.0
POL 210 Comparative Government 3.0
POL 220 International Relations 3.0
REL 110 World Religions 3.0
REL 111 Eastern Religions 3.0
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3.0
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3.0
SPA 120 Spanish for the Workplace 3.0
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I 3.0
SPA 212 International Spanish II 3.0

Globalized Courses:

Students must choose sections of these courses taught only by the listed instructor

  • • COMP 231 Public Speaking Walters
    • ECO 252 Macro Economics DePolt
    • ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Scalf or Woodard, or Osborne
    • ENG 112 Writing/ Research Labbe, Kessinger or Partin
    • ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting Simpson
    • HUM 115 Critical Thinking Kessinger
    • HUM 160 Introduction to Film Partin
    • PHI 215 Philosophical Issues Hare
    • PHI 240 Intro to Ethics Hare
    • PSY 150 General Psychology Turner
    • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology Schmid