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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  May 16, 2021
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Global Studies Certificate


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University of Pittsburgh
University Center for International Studies
Global Studies Center
Elaine Linn, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
4102 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-2113
eel58@pitt.edu
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/

Global Studies focuses on the interconnectedness of today’s world. Students pursuing an undergraduate degree in any school within the University may seek an undergraduate certificate in global studies.

 

Certificate Requirements


  • Global Concentrations: To complete the certificate, student are able to develop expertise by taking five courses in one of six global themes: 

    Changing Identities in a Global World
    Communication, Technology and Society 
    Conflict and Conflict Resolution
    Global Economy and Global Governance
    Global Health
    Sustainable Development

  • Six global studies courses (18 credits) are required. In addition to five thematic courses, students are required to take PS 0550  or ARTSC 0150 - INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL STUDIES  
  • Language proficiency: a minimum of two years of college-level study (four semesters) in a foreign language spoken in the chosen region of study, or fulfill the requirement by passing a proficiency exam. Intermediate low-mid proficiency is expected. Pitt offers instruction in over 30 languages
  • Global Studies Capstone research paper: This research paper is the culmination of the student’s learning experience of an issue related to the global concentration. It demonstrates analytical skills within a trans-regional context. The capstone must be written as part of a course and graded by a faculty member

Special Academic Opportunities


Students enrolled in Global Studies are the first to be informed about funding for research, travel, language study, and study abroad; internships and career development; networking opportunities with dignitaries, academics, and professionals; and interesting events on campus and in the city of Pittsburgh. 

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