Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2014-39
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Eduardo Pagan, Chair
Date of First Reading: December 2, 2013
Date of Second Reading: February 3, 2014
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Politics and Global Studies – for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Political Entrepreneurship through Internships: Local to Global
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Politics and Global Studies – for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Political Entrepreneurship through Internships: Local to Global
Rationale: The certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in public policy in global and domestic environments whether they be in governance organizations, nongovernmental organizations, nonprofit agencies or private enterprises engaged in policy making, implementation and critical assessment. The requirements include applied practice in these settings and opportunities for students with global interests as well as national, state, and local ones through a variety of internships. Coursework in the social sciences, humanities, and business will prepare students to be participants in those policy processes as an avenue of civic engagement. The proposed certificate contributes to Entrepreneurship at ASU and would complement the studies of students who have an interest in entrepreneurship and politics, as well as provide them with additional options for hands-on experiences related to their majors.