Global Societies and Governance | Geography, Environment, and Sustainability

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Global Societies and Governance

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Global Societies and Governance (PBC-GCG) provides advanced training in core issues related to globalization, with a particular focus on relationships between scales of governance in different contexts and building transnational sociocultural knowledge. Understanding governance across social, cultural, and economic contexts is crucial to solving key 21st century problems like climate change, political instability, and socioeconomic inequality. The 15-credit hour curriculum consists of the following: 

Required Core Courses (6 credits)

  • GES 604 — Political Geography
  • GES 633 — Regional Economic Development

Elective Courses – choose 3 (9 credits)*

  • GES 651 — Seminar in Regional Geography
  • GES 655  — Qualitative Methods in Human Geography
  • GES 684 — Topics in Development and Economics
  • GES 686 — Topics in Equity and Society

*Students may also satisfy electives with topically relevant 600-level courses in GES or from relevant disciplines, subject to advisor approval. Up to 3-6 credits in GES 695 Internship, GES 697 Capstone in Sustainability and Environment, or GES 699 Thesis may also be chosen in consultation with the advisor and when the project is relevant to global societies and governance.