Global Perspectives

Understanding world issues through interdisciplinary lenses.

 

HUMAN RIGHTS

The Summer Intensive in Human Rights will continue the discussion of international human rights in the 21st century, considering broad perspectives on what constitutes human rights in an increasingly diverse and global society. In addition to selecting from the courses listed below, students will have the opportunity to attend one or more evening events, including public lectures and film viewings – all offered as part of the Summer Human Rights Program.

SERVICE LEARNING

The Summer Intensive in Service Learning will examine societal issues that are relevant to our world today. The academic courses in this intensive are theoretical; however, students will have the opportunity to participate in community service as a part of this intensive.

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

The Summer Intensive in International Management will consider aspects of business development such as economics, decision-making, and money and banking. Students will be encouraged to think about industry in a global context.

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

The Summer Intensive in Technology & Innovation provides students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the exploration of technological advances and cutting edge innovation. Students will build on their interest by taking courses in technology entrepreneurship, management science, and information technology.

Environmental & Water Studies

Extraordinary leadership and expertise is needed to address the world’s critical environmental conditions – now and in the future. The Stanford Environmental & Water Studies Summer Program (SEWSS) is an expansive eight-week experience that exposes students and professionals to the cutting-edge knowledge and shifting paradigms in environmental science and engineering. The Summer curriculum comprises both introductory and advanced courses that challenge critical thinking and encourage interactive discussion to explore complex water and environmental problems, technologies, processes, and solutions. For further information, visit the Stanford Environmental & Water Studies Summer Program website.

Intensive Requirements

The table below provides the requirements to earn a Certificate of Completion and the courses associated with each Global Perspectives Intensive.

INTENSIVE

REQUIREMENTS

COURSE SELECTION

Human Rights

  1. Fill out the Intensive Studies Registration form.*
  2. Enroll in at least two courses selected from the list provided. All courses must be completed with a letter grade of B or above.
  3. Attend one Human Rights Speaker event. You must sign in at the event to receive credit for attending.

International Management

  1. Fill out the Intensive Studies Registration form.*
  2. Enroll in at least two courses selected from the list provided. All courses must be completed with a letter grade of B or above.
  3. Attend the International Management Speaker event. You must sign in at the event to receive credit for attending.

Service Learning

  1. Fill out the Intensive Studies Registration form.*
  2. Enroll in POLISCI 133Z and one course from the Human Rights Intensive list. All courses must be completed with a letter grade of B or above.**
  3. Attend one Day of Service. You must sign in at the event to receive credit for attending.

**For students interested in completing both the Human Rights Intensive and Service Learning Intensive, a minimum of three (3) human rights courses must be taken to satisfy the requirements of both intensives. For example, the courses taken to satisfy the Human Rights Intensive will not satisfy the Service Learning Intensive’s human rights course requirement.

NOTE: ENGLISH 175E and ENGLISH 180B, two courses on the Human Rights Intensive list, have a service learning component.

Technology & Innovation

  1. Fill out the Intensive Studies Registration form.*
  2. Enroll in at least two courses selected from the list provided. All courses must be completed with a letter grade of B or above.
  3. Attend the Technology & Innovation Speaker event. You must sign in at the event to receive credit for attending.

Environmental & Water Studies

  1. Before enrolling in any of these courses, students must submit a SEWSS Registration Form.
  2. Enroll in at least three courses selected from the list provided. All courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or above.
  3. Students are encouraged, but not required, to attend the Environment & Water Studies Speaker event.
*The Intensive Studies Registration form is part of the acceptance process for admitted students and will be available in their student portal.