Communication Skills, Liberal Arts, and Global Knowledge
Courses in Communication Skills, Liberal Arts, and Global Knowledge provide an unrivaled foundation of learning that ensures each student is a well-rounded graduate.
Ask a CEO of almost any organization, and he or she will tell you that the number one quality they look for when hiring candidates is not just business knowledge, but the ability to communicate effectively. Those who advance to senior management or leadership positions do so less because of their specialized knowledge and more because they possess outstanding oral and written communication skills. Hult students receive practical skills training in research and writing, group communication, cross-cultural communication, and presentations. The results are impressive: Hult graduates are extremely well prepared in the “soft skills” of communication that set them apart in their chosen professional environment and open doors to career advancement.
One of the key features of Hult’s undergraduate program is the opportunity it provides students to study a range of topics in the arts and sciences. These required courses give business students breadth of understanding , create wider contexts for their business studies, and open doors to other careers sectors. Required Liberal Arts core courses happen in years one and two and include History & Society, Arts & Humanities, Ethics & Philosophy, and Science & Technology. In years three and four, students are asked to pursue at least two advanced courses in any of the fields above in the Global Knowledge part of the curriculum.
Global Knowledge courses, taken during years three and four, span many subject areas and allow students to deepen their knowledge of particular disciplines and topics. There are three required courses and two electives. Required courses include a Foreign Language, a Regional Studies elective, and Global Citizenship. Languages offered vary. Each of these interdisciplinary courses expands the student’s knowledge of history, politics, and culture by looking in depth at a particular region of the world. The required seminar on Global Citizenship aims to raise students’ political awareness through debate and an examination of issues that may include human rights, the environment, conflict and security, globalization, sustainability and development, and global health. Finally, all students choose at least two Global Knowledge electives in any subject that interests them.
The list of options is long, drawn from across the arts, sciences and social sciences. Some example courses are:
- Journalism & War
- Science & Religion
- Shakespeare and His World
- Theories of Identity
- Mass Persuasion
- Psychology and Sociology of Business
- History of a Business City