Global and Regional Studies, Certificate

The Penn LPS Online Certificates in Global and Regional Studies require students to take 4 CUs for a Basic certificate and 6 CUs for an advanced certificate. There is no single required course, but rather several basic courses that are explicitly global in reach. With the basic courses, students are introduced to a wide variety of analytical approaches and develop conceptual frames that will help them as they take other Global Studies courses. These basic courses develop ability to consider ideas in different contexts, in different countries, in different historical moments. Supplementing the basic courses are regional studies courses that bring deeper and more sustained study of specific areas or cultures. This combination of global reach and local focus follows the development of global studies as a field of study, and adds value to more general studies. In addition, a course on Intercultural communication is part of the offerings of the certificate, helping students develop concrete skills that will support students in today's globalized workspaces.

Curriculum 

Basic Global Studies courses
For the Basic Certificate, select 2 courses:2
Introduction to Global Studies
Globalization: Social, Economic, and Political Aspects
Contemporary Issues in Global Health
Global Environmental Issues
Regional Studies courses
For the Basic Certificate, select 2 courses:2
Putin's Russia
Women and Gender in the Middle East
Contemporary African Music
Rlgs Trads Mid East
America and Iran: 1720 to Present
Monsters of Japan
Intercultural Communication
Total Course Units4

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.


The Penn LPS Online Certificates in Global and Regional Studies require students to take 4 CUs for a Basic certificate and 6 CUs for an advanced certificate. There is no single required course, but rather several basic courses that are explicitly global in reach. With the basic courses, students are introduced to a wide variety of analytical approaches and develop conceptual frames that will help them as they take other Global Studies courses. These basic courses develop ability to consider ideas in different contexts, in different countries, in different historical moments. Supplementing the basic courses are regional studies courses that bring deeper and more sustained study of specific areas or cultures. This combination of global reach and local focus follows the development of global studies as a field of study, and adds value to more general studies. In addition, a course on Intercultural communication is part of the offerings of the certificate, helping students develop concrete skills that will support students in today's globalized workspaces.

Curriculum

Global Studies courses
For the Advanced Certificate, select 1 course outside of the 2 chosen for the Basic Certificate1
Introduction to Global Studies
Globalization: Social, Economic, and Political Aspects
Contemporary Issues in Global Health
Global Environmental Issues
Regional Studies courses
For the Advanced Certificate, select 1 course outside of of the 2 chosen for the Basic Certificate1
Putin's Russia
Women and Gender in the Middle East
Contemporary African Music
Rlgs Trads Mid East
America and Iran: 1720 to Present
Monsters of Japan
Intercultural Communication
Total Course Units2

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.