NC Scholars of Global Distinction

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The NC Scholars of Global Distinction program is a partnership between community colleges in North Carolina and UNC World View. The program was developed to give you the global competencies and skills needed for our increasingly diverse workforce.

When you transfer to a four-year school or begin your career, the notation “Graduated with Global Distinction” on your transcript or resume will set you apart from others by showing that you have a more comprehensive understanding of global cultural, political and historical information.

Wayne Community College’s leadership and faculty are committed to develop and offer globally intensive courses and activities with the goal to create a truly global campus and to give you a world class education.

Program Requirements

  • Complete at least 15 credit hours of globally intensive courses
  • Participate in eight international activities and dialogues
  • Gain 30 hours of global experience in a study abroad or domestic inter-cultural experience
  • Complete a capstone presentation related to their global learning experience

How to Apply

To get started in the program, please contact:

Andrea Freile


Allyson Daly

Inherently Global Courses

These courses include foreign language and/or have the words World, Global, International, Comparative, or Culture in their titles.

DepartmentCourseCourse Name
LanguagesSPA 111Elementary Spanish
SPA 112Elementary Spanish II
SPA 181 and 182Spanish Lab
ENG 261 and 262World Literature
COM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication
HumanitiesREL 110World Religions
HIS 111World Civilizations I
HIS 112World Civilizations II

Globalized Courses

Courses made global through the efforts of the teacher with the collaboration of the NC Scholars of Global Distinction and an approved syllabus.

DepartmentCourseCourse NameInstructor
ScienceBIO 110Principles of BiologyLynn Swafford, seated and synchronous classes only.
HumanitiesART 111Art AppreciationAngie Waller
ART 114Art History Survey IAngie Waller
ART 115Art History Survey IIAngie Waller
MUS 110Music AppreciationRandi Chalfant
PSY 150General PsychologyBill Reboli
PSY 241Developmental PsychologyBill Reboli
PSY 281Abnormal PsychologyBill Reboli
HUM 110Technology and SocietySteven Crowder
HUM 230Leadership DevelopmentChristine Nicodemus
SOC 220Social ProblemsBrandon Jenkins
MathMATH 143Quantitative LiteracyKelli Ham
MATH 152Statistical Methods IMartha Welsh
LanguagesCOM 110Introduction to CommunicationAndrea Freile
COM 231Public SpeakingAndrea Freile
ENG 111Writing and InquiryAllyson Daly
ENG 112Writing and Researching in the DisciplinesAllyson Daly
ENG 232American LiteratureDanny Rollins