Program Director: Shelby Newport (THE/DAN)
Program Core Faculty: Dauda Abubakar (AFA/POL), Lois Alexander (MUS), Daniel Birchok (SOC), Clement Chen (SOM), Ernest Emenyonu (AFA), Pat Emenyonu (ENG/AFA), Guluma Gemeda (AFA), Lixing Han (MTH), Mary Jo Kietzman (ENG), Gregory Laurence (SOM), Quamrul Mazumder (CSEP), Seyed Mehdian (SOM), Derwin Munroe (POL), Maureen Tippen (SON)
Program Affiliated Faculty: Robert Buckingham (PHS), Emily Feuerherm (ENG), Linda Knecht (SON), Jacob Lederman (SOC), Seung-Jin Lee (ERS/CSEP), Otrude Moyo (SWR), Suzanne Selig (PHS), Liz Svoboda (Library)
The International and Global Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that aims at providing students with a framework for focusing on international issues and global trends. The Program has grown out of the conviction that International and Global Studies merits its own focus. The purpose of the Program is to enable students to gain a global perspective of human beliefs and practices in the past and present; to appreciate the cultural diversity of the World; to discern global patterns and processes (economic, political, technological, environmental,etc.) and to understand their impact on particular regions. Students can major in one of the existing majors (e.g., anthropology, history, management, or nursing) with a minor in International and Global Studies.
The Program’s courses are intended to provide students with a global perspective at three levels: chronological, spatial, and thematic. The Program is enriched by study abroad courses and by the opportunity for students to study at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities located in Hikone, Japan. Students will earn University of Michigan-Flint credits by participating in University of Michigan- Flint sponsored study abroad courses. The Program is enhanced further by co-sponsoring events with the International Center, International Student Organization and by a variety of extracurricular activities, including lecture and film series.