While on their GLT, students typically complete three required courses—Family Organization, International Internship, and Global Study Project—for as few as 9 total units. Students also have an option to choose from three electives listed and take a maximum of 19 units while on GLT.
Each of these projects is completed in a self-directed manner. They are, however, highly structured. Each course includes a detailed field guide that provides step-by-step procedures.
GLBL 325Family Organization
GLBL 335International Internship
GLBL 350Global Study Project
GLBL 340Community Life
The academic work for each GLT course will be presented separately as a spiral-bound report or portfolio organized to include all the assignments described in the respective course profiles. The work you submit to the professor-of-record will be returned to you with comments and a grade.
All final, spiral-bound reports will be due according to the following schedule:
- Work from spring and/or summer GLTs is due no later than September 15.
- Work from summer and/or fall GLTs is due no later than January 15.
Any work submitted after these deadlines will be penalized one complete grade (e.g. an “A” portfolio will receive a “B”). This academic policy is necessary to:
- Discourage procrastination.
- Avoid interference with other coursework during your returning semester.
- Enable faculty advisors to submit your grades to the Registrar in a timely manner.
Those students who succeed in turning in high-quality work on time do two things:
- Complete all of their reading and most of their writing while in the field.
- Return from their GLT early enough to devote at least two to three full weeks to final writing, editing, reorganization, and duplication/binding.