FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the "Digital Globe"?
A: "The Digital Globe" is a representation of the effects that e-commerce, digitization and globalization are having on the world in which we live. The Center for the Digital Globe is an interdisciplinary center whose mission is to prepare students and citizens for the world in which these interlinked and interacting forces are changing the way we live, work and learn.
Q: Which departments are currently involved in CDiG?
A: The College of Business, the School of Law, the School of Journalism, and the College of Human Environmental Sciences, through the department of Textile & Apparel Management, were the original programs that created CDiG. We also have faculty members in Political Science, Communication, Geography, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Information Sciences & Learning Technologies, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.
Q: Can other departments and/or individuals in other departments become involved in CDiG?
A: Yes. CDiG's primarily goal is to be interdisciplinary. The four founding departments are laying the foundation for a truly interdisciplinary center, but everyone is invited to participate in developing interdisciplinary courses, symposia and research. To get involved, contact the Center for the Digital Globe Co-Directors:
Q: Can you tell me about the CDiG certificate?
A: We offer graduate level and undergraduate level certificates. We offer a university-wide graduate level 12 semester hour certificate program for both professional degree seeking students and graduate degree seeking students. Requirements for both graduate level certificate programs are outlined on our Graduate Certificates page. Our required introductory and capstone courses for graduate certificate students, Management 8100 Exploring the Digital Globe (3 Semester Hrs) (offered fall semesters) and Journalism 8052 Case Studies in the Digital Globe (3 Semester Hrs) (offered fall and winter semesters), give students a great opportunity to get to know professors and students outside of their departments and to share common interests, networks and connections. Students also work closely with their advisor to select the additional courses needed to complete their certificate program.
In addition to our graduate level certificate program, we are implementing a new undergraduate level 15 semester-hour project-oriented interdisciplinary certificate program in digital global studies, the MU Global Connect Undergraduate Certificate Program. Details on this new program are outlined on the MU Global Connect Undergraduate Certificate Program web site: http://cdig.missouri.edu/globalconnect.
Q: What are some e-commerce related courses you offer?
A: Our center does not manage many of the e-commerce courses offered on campus. However, we do have information on these courses. Many of the courses are taught by members of our Center. Please click here for more information on the courses.
Q: I am a graduate student and doing research on e-commerce. How may I find some faculty members who are experts in my area?
A: Please see our faculty page and feel free to contact them.
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