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Summer and fall 2017 courses are available. Please check the registration schedule to see when you can start enrolling in courses.



2016-17 CATALOG

Increasingly, employers are looking for international experience. If you're interested in gaining an edge, the global and international studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University may be the right major for you. WMU is flexible and responsive to the ever-changing demands of the world. To meet the needs of society, WMU investigates, develops, and produces new knowledge; contributes to technological and economic advancement; and elevates the human condition through community outreach and engaged scholarship.


Advising hours for spring 2017 have changed:

  • Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 to 11 a.m.

*If these times do not suit your schedule, please give us a call and we'll try to accommodate you.

Learn about Human Trafficking in our own backyard! On Tuesday, March 28, the global and international studies program will be hosting a panel and discussion with presenters from Firekeepers Casino, the YWCA, and the Kalamazoo Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition on how they are trained to educate, recognize and respond to signs of human trafficking.

Global and international studies hosts its second annual High School Model United Nations Conference to be held Saturday, March 25 through Sunday, March 26, 2017. The WMU Model UN Club will invite high school students from around Michigan, Indiana and Ohio to simulate Model UN activities and introduce potential future students to Western's campus.

Two economics lectures on immigration will be presented in April: "On the Implications of a Piecemeal Approach to Immigration Policy and Enforcement," presented by professor Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes of San Diego State University, April 5; and "The great economic potential of immigration to the U.S.," presented by professor Giovanni Peri of the University of California, Davis, April 19. Both lectures will take place in 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.

Opportunities with global and international studies

Prefix change from INTL to GIST
Starting fall 2016 all courses offered through the global and international studies program will be listed under the prefix GIST. This change represents the need to distinguish global and international studies courses from study abroad courses as it was causing confusion among students and University staff.

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