The Certificate represents the socio-economic track in Government and International Affairs program in the Northern Capital Regions (Alexandria). It features courses that cover: global social policy, inequality international development, global political economy, and transnational social movements.
While GIA offers a variety of courses in global politics that relate to human and national security in a realm of threat or conflict, the new certificate broadens these understandings, conceiving security also as a: global social policy concept/commitment, economic goal, and financial representation.
Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Economic Risk and Global Inequality (ERGI) will be considered from students enrolled in a graduate degree program at Virginia Tech and from non-degree and Commonwealth Campus students who have been permitted to take courses by the Graduate School. Certificates will be awarded upon completion of twelve credits (4 courses) and application for the certificate and application for certificate conferral once course requirements have been completed.
Total Number of Credit Hours: 12 credit hours. All courses graded A-F and 5000 or higher. Transfer credits are not permitted.
Four courses must be selected from the courses listed below:
GIA/PAPA 5034 Global Political Economy (formerly, Democratic Governance of the Economy) (3 credits)
GIA/UAP 5274 Comparative Social Movements (3 credits)
GIA 5434 Politics of Developing Areas (3 credits)
GIA/UAP 5524 International Development (3 credits)
GIA 5654 Global Social Policy (3 credits)
GIA 5474 Global Governance (3 credits)