Advanced Global Technology Minor

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In a globally connected economy, it is more important than ever that today’s professionals adapt to the ever changing dynamics of global collaboration and working in diverse teams. A minor in Advanced Global Technology will help prepare graduates to better understand and capitalize on diverse perspectives in more interculturally competent ways. 

Students who complete this minor will learn the basics of intercultural competency and how it relates to them on a personal and professional level while having the option of studying abroad or focusing on the global opportunities here on campus.  This minor promotes a higher level of understanding of the individuals and societies we are impacting with our technological solutions utilized in everyday lives around the world and in new markets.

The skills learned while obtaining this minor can be applied to both international and domestic workplaces settings and tasks which will increase a graduate’s competitiveness in today’s job market.

Option 1 - Required Coursework with Global Activities

Part 1

  • Complete TECH 120 or equivalent (3 credits)
  • Complete the Pre-and Post- Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Assessments (1st and 4th years)
  • Complete the Pre-and Post BEVI (1st and 4th years)
  • Complete a debrief and develop a personalized Intercultural Development Plan (end of 2nd year)
  • Complete 9 credit hours of courses from the Polytechnic list of recommended Global/Cultural courses.  These courses must be selected during a required consultation with Office of Globalization  based on your IDI profile results in conjunction with your Individual Development Plan (IDP).

Part 2

  • Complete one (1) of the following global activities:

    • Participate in an international internship (Outside of the US), or   
    • Participate in Faculty-led Study Abroad program, Faculty-led Field Trip Abroad, or
    • Participate in an international capstone which contains an international travel component, or
    • Participate in a Purdue University collaborative project which contains an international travel component, or
    • Participate in a collaborative project which is comprised of a globally oriented task (assignment) of a duration of 6 weeks or greater through which students gain an understanding of global perspectives when solving problems (e.g. using global business practices, considering foreign policies, or solving global societal challenges). Further, it is required that the task involves interaction with international team members, international mentors, or other international stakeholders (e.g. local citizens or policy makers) in completion of the project deliverables.

Option 2 - Includes a Semester Abroad

  • Complete TECH 120 or equivalent (3 credits)
  • Complete the Pre-and Post- Intercultural Development Inventory Assessments (1st and 4th years)
  • Complete the Pre-and Post BEVI (1st and 4th years)
  • Complete an IDI debrief and develop a personalized Intercultural Development Plan  (IDP) (end of 2nd year)
  • Complete a semester abroad (earning a minimum of 12 credits)