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Global Citizenship Cohort (GCC)

Think responsibly. Become a global citizen. Be part of a select group of fellow students with common interests for an enhanced, first-year student experience.

The GCC continues to grow in popularity with the cohort filling well before the deadline each year. To meet student demand, in Fall 2018 the Global Citizenship Cohort will expand to include a second theme. We chose our themes because they are relevant in every part of the world, involve many interconnected issues and relate to the University of Lethbridge’s foundational commitment to liberal education. Theme one will be Identity & Politics, while Theme two will be Water & Sustainability and both will illustrate the connections that many disciplines have to these important topics.

The Global Citizenship Cohort will bring together intellectually curious and globally aware students to form a cohort (or a small group of students banded together by a common thread) for a unique first-year academic experience. Participants will take select courses specific to their chosen theme — some of which will only be available to the cohort. Students will work closely with their instructors, build friendships with like-minded students, develop leadership skills and learn how they can have a positive impact on the world around them. Students in any Faculty of Arts & Science major can participate in the cohort. Students from other majors will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All students are encouraged to apply.

We live in a global society with complex problems that need to be addressed by people who can see the big picture and who want to create a better tomorrow. You’ll learn how to approach issues from many different perspectives, link course work to real-life situations and make thoughtful, evidence-based decisions.

Check out the first-year GCC courses that will be offered during the 2018-19 academic year.

For more information, visit Global Citizenship Cohort or contact Jacqueline Rice, Associate Dean, j.rice@uleth.ca.

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