Civic and Global Leadership

Requirements for the Certificate in Civic and Global Leadership - Development and Human Capabilities Track

Courses in the development and human capabilities track expose students to such topics as the intersection of poverty and environmental protection, community mobilization, theories of development, political institutions and policies shaping poverty eradication, and economic models of development. Students learn about international, national, and local actors involved in development processes (e.g., states, the United Nations, microfinance organizations, non-governmental organizations, cultural groups) and explore issues affecting development and underdevelopment such as climate change, food production, human rights, and disease.

This certificate of curricular study requires successful completion of the following:

CIVC 200Introduction to Civic and Global Leadership4
CIVC 400Civic and Global Leadership Capstone4
Select twelve hours representing a minimum of two disciplines from the from the following courses:12
The Anthropology of Development
Intermediate Documentary Projects in Photography
Economic Development
Health and Development
Introduction to Environmental Studies
Community Development and Place in Rural Appalachia
Tropical Forest Ecology and Management
The Politics of Poverty and Inequality
Public Policy
The Politics of Development and Foreign Aid
Global Gender Issues
Global Health Governance
Total Semester Hours20
Additional Requirements
Students must complete an approved practicum requiring sustained engagement on one specific social issue working in a specific community, with a community organization, or on a specific social issue in multiple sites. The practicum requires an extended commitment over the period of two semesters and a summer or its equivalent (500 hours total). The practicum is overseen jointly by a faculty member and a site supervisor.