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
Location: Brittain Rec
Instructor: Dr. Joy Harris
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.
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.
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.