Global Leadership Courses

Fall Semester Course

The Global Leadership Living Learning Community helps students gain knowledge and skills, equipping them to problem-define and problem-solve in international and global contexts.  The course explores how leadership is practiced in different countries and applied to particular problems. During the Fall semester, all 118 GLLLC students take a 2000-level Global Leadership course together.  Designed and taught by the GLLLC Faculty Director, Dr. Joy Harris, this course exists specifically for the LLC and is only available to GLLLC students each Fall.  This project-based course allows small, rotating teams of GLLLC students to look at the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, determining what leadership looks like related to each goal in a particular regional and cultural context.  

Fall 2019 Course Info:
GT 2803, CRN 90157
Meeting Days/Times: TR 3-4:15
ocation: Brittain Rec 
Instructor: Dr. Joy Harris

Sample Syllabus


These SDGs strive to create a better world for future generations, aiming to end poverty, build economic growth, and address social needs, including education, health, social protection, job opportunities, climate change, and environmental protection.  Governments worldwide are expected to take ownership of these goals, establishing a personalized, culturally-unique national framework to achieve the goals.  The GLLLC course will look at these SDGs and at the effectiveness of the varying leadership styles, depending on the international context.


Understanding the Dimensions of Sustainable Development 

The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs are not merely items on a checklist, but represent a holistic approach to understanding and tackling problems by guiding us to ask the right questions at the right time. We need to consider several challenges in order to work out how they connect with and impact upon each other. But how does that work? Watch this explainer video to learn more.


Spring Course Options

During the Spring semester, GL students must choose between 6-8 regularly-offered Georgia Tech classes with each LLC resident selecting one.  The classes are in a range of subjects to be appealing to all majors and can often meet existing major, minor, or International Plan requirements.  Please note that not all courses are guaranteed to be offered each spring, though most routinely are.

DOPP 2001. Prep for Work in Glo Ec. 1 Credit Hour.

Preparation for work in a global economy. May be used as free elective credit with departmental approval.

 EAS 1600. Intro to Environmental Science. 4 Credit Hours. 

Introduction to environmental field science. Case study approach. Expose to basic field equipment and techniques, analysis of data. Lab required.  

ECON 2101. The Global Economy. 3 Credit Hours.

Historical and theoretical understanding of global economy, including international trade, finance, investment production; regional economic integration; economic development; environment, using micro and macro economic principles. This course fulfills the IP Global Economics course requirement. *This course cannot be taken by a student who already has credit for ECON 2100, 2015, or 2106, which some students earn through AP courses.*

INTA 1110. Intro to Int'l Relations. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the major principles, concepts, actors, and theories of the international system and their application to current issues in world affairs.  This course fulfills the IP International Relations course requirement.

INTA 2030. Ethics in Int'l Affairs. 3 Credit Hours.

Surveys the main traditions and theories of international ethics with a focus on intervention and the use of force, human rights, self-determination, and global distributive justice. This course fulfills the IP International Relations course requirement.

INTA 2050. Intro to Global Develpmt. 3 Credit Hours.

Mainstream and critical approaches to development, the role of diverse institutions and projects, and implications for sustainability in the countries of the global south.  This course fulfills the IP Global Economics course requirement. 

ML 2811. Special Topics (Career Design for Global Citizenship). 1 Credit Hour or 3 Credit Hours. 
This course explores how to design and pursue a meaningful career, with a focus on sectors that engage expertise in foreign language, culture, and communication. Students develop a starter kit for lifelong career growth, workshop materials, and design a 10-year plan.

MGT 4803. Special Topics (Social Impact Deep-Dive and Design). 3 credit hours

This course is for those curious (maybe even passionate) about social and/or environmental issues, who want to understand the root cause of those issues, and the challenges of providing evidence-based solutions. Students will explore topics and master tools like: Impact Gap Canvas, Asset-based Community Development, Human- Centered Design, systems thinking, social impact assessment, customer discovery, Theory of Change, and more. 

PSYC 2005. Expl Multicultural Ident. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores multicultural identities and key multicultural competencies needed to succeed in a global and international society.