Courses previously offered in and through the Department of Geography:
ANTY 191 - Global Issues & Cultural Perspectives (3 credits)
ANTY/GPHY Cultural and Global Competence (3 credits)
ANTY/GPHY Global Hot Spots (3 credits)
Courses offered through the Summer Film Institute
ENFM 481– Cultural Savvy Through Film (Part of UM Summer Film Institute) (3 credits)
Offered only in summer and winter sessions. Summer sessions are also part of the Summer Film Institute at the University of Montana. This course harnesses one of the most powerful forms of media – film. The universal messages in the films offered during the 10–day period will enable you to transcend regional, economic, ethnic, cultural and religious distinctions that often separate people from their fellow citizens.
Film has the ability to transport you mentally to locations and remote regions that you may never otherwise have the opportunity to experience. We will also take a closer look at selected problems in cultural geography as exhibited through film. We will examine how the medium of film communicates cultural geography. We examine sociotype and stereotype; plot and characters; the narrative structure; and especially the relationships of the characters portrayed in the films we view. We compare style, plot and characters to uncover the hidden ways of communicating cultural difference and to learn how to think and write critically about film.
Courses offered in the School of Business Administration (Department of Management and Marketing)
MGMT 645 – Strategic Management Seminar: Managing Across Cultures and Ethical Borders (2 credits)
Offered spring semester. Prereq., admission to the M.B.A. or M.Acct. program and ACTG 605 (ACCT 605), MIS 574, MGMT 604, MGMT 640 and MKTG 660. This class was designed to sensitize students to the diverse challenges associated with overseas assignments and/or working with a multicultural workforce and the ethical concerns connected with international business activities.
Globalization of the world´s economy has dramatically increased the number of direct interactions that managers have with people from different cultures. As a result, the importance of managers understanding cultural differences and being sensitive to these differences has also increased significantly. Managing Across Cultures and Ethical Borders was designed to sensitize students to the diverse challenges associated with overseas assignments and/or working with a multicultural workforce and the ethical concerns connected with international business activities.
This will be accomplished through class discussions, readings, cases, videos, and exercises that were selected to increase awareness of your own culture as well as the cultures around you. Throughout the seminar you will be asked to challenge previously held assumptions and beliefs about what it takes to be an effective cross–cultural manager. Thus, the seminar requires that you open your mind to a whole new global management frontier, one that includes culture as a key variable for understanding human and ethical behavior.