Our new Online Global Perspectives Program allows students to enroll in one or two online courses taught by select USAC faculty based around the world.
Courses are offered in the following disciplines:
- Business and communications
- Health and nutrition
- Language, literature, and the arts
- International and cultural studies
Since online courses are not limited by geography, your professors are likely to be based in different countries, allowing for a unique multicultural perspective on your chosen field. You may also take an interdisciplinary approach and enroll in courses from different disciplines that allow you to compare and contrast across academic fields and form a truly global perspective.
Online courses start June 15. See the full list of Summer 2020 offerings here.
We welcome applicants who:
- Are at least 18 years old at the time of application
- Have a college or university grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Meet the academic pre-requisites (if any) of their desired course
USAC is waiving the application fee for 2020-21 to allow students to apply to the Global Perspectives Program at no financial risk.
About Online Learning
Online students need a computer with speakers, a microphone, and a camera as well as access to reliable internet service. Access to Microsoft Teams for Education and Office 365 will be provided for the duration of the semester.
USAC's online Global Perspectives Program utilizes learning management systems that allow students to access course materials, assignments, and other course components at their convenience. Methods of instruction will vary by course and instructor but may include both synchronous and asynchronous elements. Synchronous elements include interactive discussion sessions, online chat sessions, and virtual office hours. Asynchronous elements include pre-recorded lectures, videos, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, quizzes, and more.
Although online learning is incredibly convenient, these rigorous academic courses require a significant commitment of time and effort. Be prepared to spend at least as much time engaged in study with an online class as you would in an in-person class.
2020-21 App. Cycle
Minimum GPA: 2.0
3-6 US credits