Certificate in Civic and Global Leadership

The Civic and Global Leadership Certificate offers two tracks of academic study and credit designed to complement students’ academic year or summer civic engagement internships. Students planning to complete 500 hours of service through the following internships are eligible to apply. Interested students should submit this form to the Office of the University Registrar, then fill-out a short application.

  • Bonner Leaders Program
  • Canale Leadership and Service Internship
  • Canale Summer Civic Engagement Internship
  • Medical and Health Internships
  • AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate Program
  • Philanthropy Internship
  • Other internships approved by the Director of Civic Engagement


Development and Human Capabilities Track

This suite of courses provides students exposure to major issues in the study of development and human capabilities, including 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 UN, microfinance organizations, NGOs, cultural groups), and they explore issues affecting development and underdevelopment such as climate change, food production, human rights and disease.


Community and Global Health Track

This suite of courses provides students exposure to major issues in the study of the nature and significance of health and health care to human life and social development. Students learn the impact of health on the human condition, debates over what justice requires in terms of providing access to health care, as well as political and policy debates over access to health care, internationally, nationally, and locally.

Core Civic and Global Leadership Courses (8 semester hours)

  • CGL 101 Introduction to Civic and Global Leadership
  • CGL 400 Civic and Global Leadership Capstone 

Additional Civic and Global Leadership Courses (12 semester hours)

A. Development and Human Capabilities

  • ANTH 317 The Anthropology of Development
  • ART 263 Intermediate Documentary Projects in Photography
  • BIOL 232 Human Health and the Environment (Lab)
  • ECON 310 Economic Development
  • ECON 311 Health and Development
  • ENST 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • FORS 212 Forestry in the Developing World
  • *POLS 210 The Politics of Poverty and Inequality
  • *POLS 223 Public Policy
  • POLS 280 The Politics of Development and Foreign Aid
  • *POLS 319 Global Gender Issues
  • POLS 321 Global Health Governance

B. Community and Global Health

  • ANTH 319 Medical Anthropology 
  • ART 242 The Lens and the Landscape: Documentary Studies and the Environment
  • *BIOL 180 Principles of Human Nutrition
  • *BIOL 232 Human Health and the Environment 
  • BIOL 318 Molecular Revolutions in Medicine
  • ECON 312 Health Economics
  • MHUM 108 Introduction to Medical Humanities: The Human Condition
  • *MHUM 110 Introduction to Sociology and Human Health
  • PHIL 235 Medical Ethics
  • *POLS 223 Public Policy
  • POLS 321 Global Health Governance
  • POLS 411 The Politics of Aids
  • PSYC 227 Health Psychology
*These course were approved during Advent semester 2017 by the Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee. Although now approved courses of the certificate, they will not be included in the web catalog until the summer of 2018. 



Jim Peterman

Advisor for Development and Human Capabilities

Amy Patterson 

Advisor for Community and Global Health

Alyssa Summers