July 11-12, 2002

 

ITEM 116-2010-R0702             Authorization to Establish an Undergraduate Minor in Global Studies; Montana State University-Bozeman

 

THAT:                                    The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes Montana State University-Bozeman to establish an Undergraduate Minor in Global Studies

 

EXPLANATION:                     Montana State University-Bozeman proposes a new Global Studies Minor for approval by the Board of Regents of the Montana University System.  The minor is intended to complement any academic major offered at the University, providing students with the basic international knowledge, skills, and experience to function effectively in the increasingly international careers they will be entering. The minor primarily utilizes existing curriculum and international programs, requiring only minimal curricular expansion. The proposed new minor will be attractive to students who are increasingly seeking substantive international programs, and it should be a draw to prospective students. The costs to implement the minor are negligible because virtually all of its required elements are already in place.   For this reason, the minor also raises no significant issues relating to adequacy of resources, assessment, or impact on faculty and facilities.