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Sustainable Development Goals:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-Being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequalities
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life On Land
  16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships for the Goals


Glocal courses focus on local action to engage global challenges and opportunities via the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Glocal courses help students explore the rich diversity of cultures and languages in the local community through cultural interactions, either virtually or in person.

A defining characteristic of glocal programs is that one or more of the SDGs is an integral part of the curriculum and students are guided in making connections between action taken locally and broader global issues. SDSU faculty members have incorporated the SDGs in their courses in various ways and many involve partnering with local organizations.

Glocal courses prepare students with core values, self-awareness, and the disposition to become ethical global citizens by addressing global concerns through local action and inspiring lifelong learning. Students who participate in glocal courses will be able to:

  • Critically reflect on their own identity in relation to their diverse local community.
  • Assess ways in which personal choices and community action affect those in other parts of the region and the world.
  • Integrate diverse perspectives on global issues through engagement with and learning from local stakeholders.
  • Develop tools to stay informed and engaged with local and global challenges through ongoing learning.