Global Studies Certificate

These requirements are from an excerpt from the University Academic Catalog, which outlines the requirements for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton University graduate. The complete catalog is available online.

The Certificate in Global Studies provides an opportunity for interested degree-seeking students to strengthen their understanding and engagement with our globally integrated world through coursework and globally oriented experiential learning.

This certificate is available for matriculated students only and is awarded in conjunction with a degree.

Complete the introductory GLB course (3 cr):

Code Course Credits

GLB 1010

Introduction to Global Studies

This course employs multidisciplinary perspectives to introduce students to concepts, issues, theories and methodologies that assist the student to attain a better understanding of the meaning and significance of the historical and contemporary processes of globalization. Topics covered include: the global economy; global dimensions of environmentalism; international and global institutions; the changing role of the nation state; and the interaction between local, national, regional and global culture and social patterns.

This course fulfills the World Views Frame of Reference.

Fall

3

And complete three of the following (9 cr):

Code Course Credits

ANT 1010

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

An analysis of the origin and bases of culture. Its major components: cultural variation, cultural evolution, and cultural adaptation. Analysis of selected cultures as case studies.

This course fulfills the World Views Frame of Reference.

Every semester

3

ECO 1040

Global Economic Issues

In the past fifty years globalization has profoundly changed economic reality for hundreds of millions of people throughout the world, for some much for the better and for others decidedly not. This course examines that changing reality and analyzes its causes and consequences from a variety of perspectives. We address many of the difficult, complex, and contentious issues that arise as the people of the world try to create prosperous and thriving societies.

This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Understanding Frame of Reference.

Spring, even years

3

GEO 2020

World Regional Geography

In this course, students will consider the locational and regional characteristics of the world's diverse cultures. We will apply a variety of geographical models and perspectives relating to specific regions of the world to better understand the conflicts, commonalities, and general human geographies among world regions and culture groups.

This course fulfills the World Views Frame of Reference.

Every semester

3

POS 1030

Comparative Politics and Government

An introduction to the study of politics by comparing different types of political regimes, with particular attention to the politics and daily lives of their peoples.

This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Understanding Frame of Reference.

Every semester

3

And perform community service

Complete 30 hours of community service with a global focus. Prior approval by the Global Studies Coordinator is required.