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Certificate in Digital Global Studies

This certificate is designed to prepare students in any discipline for our new global reality and equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's highly competitive global job market. All current MU undergraduate students in any discipline are eligible to participate.


The structure of the certificate includes two required core courses (honors eligible), two elective courses, and an experiential learning component. Below are the details on the required courses that have various cross-listed options. The core courses can be substituted with relevant courses from various disciplines. 

Electives can be taken from a wide variety of courses offering a digital and/or global component. For more information: http://cdig.missouri.edu/undergraduate/

The experiential learning component varies depending on the student's field of study and interest, but there should be an emphasis on global relations, cultural awareness, or media technology. This component could be study abroad, service learning, internship, etc. with an MU Center or an outside local, national or international organization. Volunteer work, internships and mission trips not associated with MU credit work are options also. 

Required Courses
LG_LT_CT 3510Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies3
or PEA_ST 3510 Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies
or T_A_M 3010 Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies
T_A_M 4810Case Studies in an Inter/Multicultural World3
or LG_LT_CT 4810 Case Studies in an Inter/Multicultural World
or DST_VS 4810 Film Theory
Two Electives (3 credit hours each) with a digital and/or global focus6
Experiential Learning - a "hands-on" learning experience3
Total Credits15

For additional information about the certificate, contact:
Professor Monika Fischer, Certificate Director
143 Arts and Science
Columbia, MO 65211
E-mail: fischerm@missouri.edu and globalconnect@missouri.edu