International & Global Studies
Bachelor of Arts: International and Global Studies
The International and Global Studies program at the University of Maine at Farmington will give you a better understanding of the global community as you develop a greater knowledge and appreciation of the diverse linguistic, cultural, historical, economic and political systems in the world.
Every student in the program will share a common foundation course, Intro to International and Global Studies, as well as an upper-level capstone course. You will focus on a 24 credit concentration based on your individual interests, career goals or graduate study plans.
You will also have the opportunity to concentrate on a specific topic or geographic region. Each concentration will form a coherent whole. In addition to the concentration, you get to choose a number of elective courses in International and Global Studies in order to help you gain a broader understanding of global issues and perspectives.
All International and Global Studies students are required to become proficient in a second language and will need to complete at least one semester of a study abroad or equivalent, normally in a country where the language of study is spoken. The University's Office of International and Exchange Programs will help to arrange the study abroad experience for you. Students can also draw from the variety of courses with an international focus or from internship opportunities to add depth or breadth to their program.
The International and Global Studies program at UMF is a collaborative effort of faculty in varied international and global disciplines. Many of our faculty are foreign born and educated, or have studied and lived overseas. Foreign students, exchange professors, and teaching assistants from overseas add to the International and Global Studies program to create a thriving global community, right here in western Maine.
In addition, many International and Global Studies students participate in student organizations that offer opportunities for travel and exposure to international issues: The French Club, Spanish Club, Geography Club, Global Connections, the History Society, and the Political Science Club.
"Majoring in International and Global Studies at UMF opened up so many opportunities for me. I was able to intern at the Carter Center's Conflict Resolution Program, where I assisted in research on geo-political issues ranging from the Syria-Lebanon conflict to peace-building in Liberia. I also worked with the Maine Civil Liberties Union for a semester and studied over the summer in Quebec City at the University of Laval to help improve my knowledge of French language."
-- Oreva Olakpe
from Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Because the University of Maine at Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student - in every major - will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to your major in International and Global Studies, such as:
|• Globalization and Partnerships|
|• Cultural Geography|
|• International Economics|
|• Global Sociology|
|• Peoples and Cultures of Europe|
|• African Politics|
|• Modern Latin America|
|• International Management|
|• Global Transformations|
|• Politics of Developing Countries|
|• Culture of Capitalism|
|• History of Canada|
For additional information about International and Global Studies at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
Intl. tel 00-1-207-778-7050