ERIC Number: ED243539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-24
Reference Count: 0
Position Paper on International Studies Program at C. S. Mott Community College.
Joseph, Wise B.
This descriptive report outlines the history and operation of the International Studies Program at Charles Stewart Mott Community College (MCC). First, introductory material discusses the growing importance of international studies in the nation's community colleges. Next, the need for an international studies and international trade program at MCC is addressed in terms of the economic stagnation and limited prospects for growth of the college's service area. After the process of the development of the International Studies and International Trade Program at MCC is outlined, the objectives, operational strategies, and instructional methodolgies of the program are described. Specific steps and strategies are detailed, including the development of a global perspective in existing courses, the creation of an international studies curriculum, the provision of information on international trade to local entrepreneurs, and the organization of travel abroad programs for students and business representatives. Next, an update is provided of more recent developments, including the establishment of a Center for International Studies and Trade in 1980; the publication of a newsletter, "International Perspectives"; the hosting of a conference on international studies and trade; the conducting of workshops and seminars on international trade for local businesses; and the initiation of a consortium of Michigan community colleges concerned with international development. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charles Stewart Mott Community Coll., Flint, MI.