Global Village Learning Community

The Global Village Residential Learning Community is open to students in any major with a preference to those students in the Social & Behavioral Sciences majors.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) allow you to live with other students sharing the same academic major or special interest. As an RLC member, you have the opportunity to attend social and academic programs with other students, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor who shares your major or interest area.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) are located in one of 10 Freshmen Connection Halls and participants are eligible for priority room selection. Additional information regarding room and roommate selection will be sent to student NAU email accounts if you are accepted into the RLC. 

Priority enrollment

Seats in certain high-demand classes will be reserved for freshman in this Learning Community. Your adviser will help you enroll in these courses. Visit Priority Enrollment to find out more about enrollment and advising.

Seats will be reserved in:

Fall semester:

  • SBS 101 The Global Village: An interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to many of the disciplines in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences that foster global understanding and global citizenship. The course will emphasize the linkages between the global and the local, human and cultural diversity, sustainable global communities, global justice and human rights, and global communication and connection, among other contemporary themes. Fulfills Liberal Studies credit in Cultural Understanding, and serves as the introductory course for the Global Studies minor.
  • FS 141 The First Year Seminar: The Search for Justice: In a small seminar format, this course will explore what we (and others) mean when they use the word “justice,” the intersections between economic, gender, racial/ethnic, civic and global justice, threats to justice in the 21st century, and pathways for building genuine justice.