Program Director: Ananthakrishnan Aiyer (SOC)
Program Faculty: Dauda Abubakar (AFA/POL), Jennifer Alvey (WGS/SOC), John Ellis (HIS), Ernest Emenyonu (AFA), Lauren Friesen (THE), Guluma Gemeda (AFA), Lixing Han (MTH), Kazuko Hiramatsu (ENG/LIN), Adam Lutzker (ECN), Seyed Mehdian (SOM), Derwin Munroe (POL), Joseph Rahme (HIS), Richard Hill-Rowley (ERS), Kathryn Schellenberg (SOC), Sharman Siebenthal (EDU), Maureen Tippen (NUR), AnneMarie Toebosch (ENG/LIN), Sapna Vyas (EDU).
The International and Global Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that aims at providing students with a framework for focusing on international relations 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 events and behavior; to appreciate the cultural diversity of the World; to discern global patterns and processes and to understand their impact on particular regions. Students can major in one of the existing fields (e.g., 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.
Programs in International and Global Studies
A Minor in International and Global Studies and an Honors Minor in International and Global Studies are available.