Congratulations to all our spring 2016 graduates and wishing all a relaxing and productive summer!

Information on available courses 

Pre-approved courses lists

Summer and fall 2016 courses are available. Please check the registration schedule to see when you can start enrolling in courses.

Summer II 2016 Fall 2016

Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 available  

2016-17 Catalog


One credit, A-S 3900 courses are being offered in fall 2016 to explore a range of topics:

  • Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Film
  • Natural Resources in an Evolving World
  • Ethics of Multinational Corporate Investment in Developing Countries
  • Indigenous Environmental Movements
  • Immigration Policy Today
  • Elections Across the Planet 

Visit the Global Engagement Courses for more information. 

Opportunities with global and international studies

New summer offering of INTL 2000
In summer II 2016, INTL 2000—Introduction to Global and International studies will be offered for the first time ever as an online course. Course description: Interdisciplinary introduction to global and international studies as an academic field of inquiry, with emphasis on historical development of the global system, global economy and society, environmental conditions and awareness, mass communications, technology and enterprise, response formats for global issues and intellectual and creative life. Explores the relationships between globalizing forces and the countervailing influences of regional and cultural identity.

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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University events and News

Global and international studies in the news 

Global studies own, Lauren Carney is receives the Make a Difference Award given at WMU's semiannual award ceremony.

Global and international studies students serve on a Panel about Syrian refugees

Model UN Club Hosts Local Schools in the first annual conference held at WMU.

The deadline is approaching for the Global Ambassadors Competition and Scholarship which provides funds for study abroad opportunities.