The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has instituted new “U.S. Perspective” and “Global Perspective” overlay areas to the core curriculum. These are not additional courses that are required. Rather, they impact the classes that students should choose to fulfill existing humanities and social science requirements. The U.S. Perspective requirement is already being fulfilled by every Tech student with HIST 2111, HIST 2112, INTA 1200, POL 1101, or PUBP 3000. No additional class is required.
INTA, IAML, and EIA students fulfill the Global Perspectives requirements as part of the INTA core curriculum, and do not need to take any extra classes to meet the requirement.
Note that many of these classes also fulfill either a humanities or a social science requirement, so a student can complete two requirements (e.g., social science and global perspectives) with just one course. In other words, “double dipping” is allowed in the case of the perspective overlays.
Also, any course that fulfills the US Perspectives or Global Perspectives overlay, may be used to fulfill minor or certificates. Normal rules governing certificate, minors and majors still apply, however. This means that if you are using a Global Perspectives course to fulfill a SS or HUM requirement, it cannot also fulfill a minor or certificate requirement.
Global Perspective courses may also be used to fulfill International Plan requirements.
• all of the Global Perspective courses can be found in the catalog: http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/students/ugrad/core/gp.php
• humanities classes that fulfill the Global Perspective are highlighted in yellow on the following page in the catalog: http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/students/ugrad/core/corec.php
• social science classes that fulfill the Global Perspective are highlighted in yellow on the following page in the catalog: http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/students/ugrad/core/coree.php
— Effective with 2011-12 catalog.