About the Undergraduate Program
MU Global Connect (MGC) is a 15 credit-hour project-oriented interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program in Digital Global Studies. The MGC certificate is designed to prepare students from any discipline for our new global reality, and equip them with knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today’s highly competitive global job market.
While working on the certificate, students will examine the phenomenon of globalization from different viewpoints, most of them interdisciplinary and outside their immediate field of study. Students will gain better understanding of the nature of the transformational impact of globalization and innovative digital technologies on society and modern life and develop an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The MGC certificate will enhance students’ scholarship and graduate school applications, strengthen their resumé and engage prospective employers.
The goal of this certificate program is to develop new courses as well as connect to an array of new courses, networks and internships that involve the MU campus and the local community, as well as business and communication partners nationwide and abroad.
- Two Core Seminars (3 cr. each, both honors eligible):
- JOUR/GER 3510 & PEA_ST/TAM 2810: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technology
- TAM/GER 4810: Case Studies in an Inter/Multi-cultural World
- Two Elective Courses (3 cr. each) – should have a digital and/or global focus
- Experiential Learning (3 cr.) – a “hands-on” learning experience
Goals of the Program
- Give all MU students opportunities to add an international/global component to their degree thus allowing them to put their knowledge to work as well as learn about the global community
- Connect and cooperate with all MU programs/colleges that have an international component through classes offered, social networking, conferences, guest speakers, etc.
- Identify and pursue existing and new study abroad and internship/volunteer work opportunities
- Develop interdepartmental connections across the MU campus
- Establish connections with universities around the world
- Further internationalizing the MU campus
- Identify and pursue research collaboration and funding opportunities
- Provide MU faculty and researchers the opportunity to develop projects and carry them out with their students
- Establish MU as a leader in the area of studies and networking on digital and global issues
- Produce newsletters and web portals for both graduates and undergraduates
- Connect with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and corporations that sponsor educational programs or offer educational opportunities