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Global Studies

The Pennington School’s Certificate in Global Studies is a two-year, interdisciplinary program open to all Pennington students. Students apply to the program in the winter of their sophomore year for participation during their junior and senior years. Students in this program are required to take the course below. The Certificate in Global Studies is awarded at Commencement in June.

Global Studies*
Grade 11
.5 credit
Global Studies Seminar is the gateway course to the Global Studies Certificate Program and will familiarize students with the outcomes of the program. Students confront a variety of cultural perspectives and examine the fundamental social, economic, and political systems that frame international relationships. Course texts include primary and secondary, as well as nonfiction and fiction, texts. The course culminates in an independent project in which each student defines and addresses a global problem of his or her choice.
*Successful completion of this course also garners History credit.
*Prerequisite: Successful application to the Global Studies Certificate Program

Offered fall and spring semesters