Global Themes

As you create your path through the Franke GLI program, you will explore one or more of the global themes. These global themes represent big ideas and provide broad contexts in which to consider global challenges. Choosing a theme that interests you is critical, because that theme will help to define which classes you take, how you frame your beyond-the-classroom experience in your junior year and what your capstone project will look like in your senior year. In addition, the global theme you choose will offer a context for your interactions with other Franke GLI fellows, including your online discussions and for the in-person events you attend.

Each theme encompasses challenges relevant in Montana, around the country and across the globe. These challenges are complex and can be approached from many angles. Students from the fine arts through the sciences all have a place in the program and all perspectives are needed to tackle these challenges. The challenges listed for each theme are meant to be examples rather than exhaustive lists. In other words, you should think well beyond the examples listed and tailor your theme to your interests.

Culture and Politics

Resources and Sustainability

Public and Global Health

Inequality and Human Rights

Technology and Society