International Enrichment Seminar

In collaboration with University College, the Office of International Programs offers the International Enrichment Seminar (UCOL 1200) class. The International Enrichment Seminar is a three-credit unit course designed to provide students new to UNC Charlotte with an overview of internationally-related resources and programs at the University and in the city, while exploring foundations of global perspectives and intercultural awareness.

Through various readings, guest lectures, writing assignments, on- and off-campus events, and intercultural activities, this seminar will begin to address issues of our world’s interconnectedness and provide students with the resources to further explore globally themed degree programs and education abroad opportunities. This seminar will complement a broad range of courses and is ideal for students in any major, although students invested in possibly pursuing internationally-related programs (e.g., languages, international business, global/area studies, etc.) might be most interested.

Students enrolled in the International Enrichment Seminar are eligible to apply successful course completion toward the Global Engagement Scholars Program. Furthermore, registered students also receive priority review for assignment in the Global Gateways Wing of Witherspoon Hall, an internationally-focused residential community for men and women. 

Faculty, staff and community members interested in being involved with the seminar should contact Dr. Joe Hoff at

Sample Syllabus

The International Enrichment Seminar syllabus is modified each year to align with the UNC Charlotte Common Reading. Even with the ongoing adjustments, the core essence of the course remains intact for each year. As such, the provided sample syllabus offers an overview of the main course content and format. One unique element of the International Enrichment Seminar to note is the nontraditional nature of some classes which requires students to attend programs/events outside of the standard class period.