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Overlay 2: Global

NOTE: Students who started taking classes at Northwestern in Spring 2023 or earlier are not required to complete the US or Global overlays (see the prior degree requirements). The information below pertains to students who start at Northwestern after Spring 2023.

The global overlay addresses the geographic and environmental conditions, historical and present social and political structures, linguistic and cultural formations of groups and individuals primarily outside the United States, focusing on the interaction among cultures.

Learning Objectives

In courses satisfying this overlay students will:

choosing courses

Review the list of approved courses for the global overlay. Note that an overlay course may simultaneously count for any other requirement in which it is approved (such as foundational discipline, major, or the advanced expression requirement).

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