96-97 LS&A Bulletin

International Institute

340 Lorch Hall

Professor David W. Cohen (Anthropology), Director

Not a concentration program

The International Institute promotes the advancement across the University of international and area research and education. The Institute, together with its constituent centers and programs, and working closely with departments, schools, and other offices of the University, provides resources for the development of international study and research to undergraduates, graduate and professional school students, faculty, and visiting scholars.

Area Centers and Programs. The International Institute oversees the operation of several centers and programs which support faculty and students interested in international and area studies, including the Advanced Studies Center, Asian Studies Undergraduate Program, the Center for Chinese Studies, the Center for Japanese Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, European Studies Program, the Korean Studies Program, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the Program in British Studies, the Program in the Comparative Study of Social Transformations, as well as the Office of International Programs which coordinates study-abroad programs.

Academic courses. Each year the International Institute brings a number of visiting scholars to the University who offer courses to graduate and upper-division undergraduates in their fields of expertise. Participating departments have included Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology.

Michigan Summer Language Institute. In cooperation with the College's language departments and area centers, the International Institute administers the Michigan Summer Language Institute, which offers intensive instruction in several languages that college and university students in Michigan, the Midwest, and beyond cannot find or attend elsewhere during the summer. During Summer 1996, courses last for seven and a half weeks, from late June to mid-August, and are the equivalent of a full academic year of college-level instruction. During Summer 1996, the Summer Language Institute will offer courses in Russian, Armenian, German, Dutch, Marathi, classical Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Hindi-Urdu.

Fund for Undergraduate Learning. The Institute administers a fund for support of undergraduate research initiatives, programs, and activities directed toward developing international and area studies. Both student organizations and individual full-time students are eligible.