Didgeridoo performance as part of UM cultural show.
Faculty Appreciation Reception May 2012 left to right Faculty Dr. Min Chen, Dr. Cao Zhen and Dr. Andrea Olsen.
Faculty Appreciation Reception May 2012 Faculty left to right Dr. Min Chen and Dr. Cao Zhen
Faculty Appreciation Reception May 2012 from left to right International Programs Director Dr. Gerald Fetz and Dr. Ray Calloway
Gathering of North America's Native people
Homecoming Global Flag Parade
International Float UM Homecoming Parade
This major is designed to provide students with a rigorous and interdisciplinary IGS core at both the lower and upper division levels, offering an international, global human and natural systems perspective. The proposed new major is one of the first international and global studies majors in the United States to offer a two-model structure. This two-model IGS structure allows it to be pursued as a stand-alone major or it will pair easily with existing majors and minors offered at UM.
This proposed IGS degree is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate major in international and global studies with courses offered by academic departments and programs within the College of Arts and Sciences at UM. Graduates of the proposed new major would be granted a Bachelor of Arts in IGS.
This suggested design allows students maximum flexibility to focus on international and global issues and developments in the humanities and social sciences, as well as a concentration in the physical and natural sciences. Furthermore, this degree will help UM students develop the interdisciplinary awareness needed to be informed citizens, scientists, and policy makers, while also helping students develop the skill sets needed to work in particular countries and regions of the world and ultimately operate more effectively in the global marketplace.
The planned IGS major seeks to attract the best high school scholars from around the world and aims to succeed in its mission of developing and fostering a community of global leaders by the strength of its academic structure and diverse regional concentrations.
Please note that the proposed IGS major at UM is currently awaiting approval. Faculty Senate endorsement of this interdisciplinary, undergraduate major is anticipated for fall semester 2013. Montana Board of Regents ratification is expected in spring 2014. It is our hope that the IGS major can be offered to students fall semester 2014.Dr. Udo Fluck Associate Director, International and Global Studies
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