A Vital Component of the Carthage Core
The Global Heritage Program complements Carthage’s Intellectual Foundations Program. While Intellectual Foundations, formerly known as Western Heritage, covers the roots of European cultural traditions, Global Heritage courses explore cultures and traditions with substantial non-European elements. Students encounter cultures whose central questions are framed in different ways, and whose responses have taken them down different paths. Students explore and understand cultural differences in our increasingly plural nation.
What is Required?
All Carthage students are required to take one Global Heritage course. Students should look for a four-credit course in the College Catalog that has the designation (GH).
The Global Heritage requirement can be completed by courses taken either on campus or through off-campus study. In either case, courses satisfying this requirement are approved by the Global Heritage Oversight Committee and are designated in the course schedule.
Global Heritage courses
Through Global Heritage, Carthage students have studied Middle Eastern literature, Latin American heritage, Islam, the Sikhs, American Indian Ethnohistory, Asian History, Asian Art and Architecture, and more. Many J-Term study tours fulfill the Global Heritage requirement as well, including recent study tours to China, Nicaragua, and Senegal.