Undergraduate students in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University follow a two-tiered advising system. Please consult your departmental and college advisors regularly to ensure that academic requirements are met.
Major and minor advising
The department provides major and minor advising through our faculty or staff expertise. Contact your advisor to schedule an appointment.
- Arabic: Mustafa Mughazy
- Chinese: Xiaojun Wang
- Classics: Rand Johnson, David Kutzko
- French: Vincent Desroches, Viviane Ruellot, Cynthia Running-Johnson, Vivan Steemers
(new students should see Vivan Steemers to be assigned an advisor)
- German: Olivia Gabor-Peirce
- Japanese: Carlos Pimentel (last name beginning with A through M), Rika Saito (last name beginning with N through Z), and Jeffrey Angles (study abroad, education minors)
Other Language Advising
Advising for languages that are not offered as a major or minor.
University and general education advising
Meet with an advisor in your college for general education and University graduation requirements:
Arabic: Monday and Thursday, noon to 1 p.m. in 814 Sprau Tower with Ms. Amira Eldemerdash
Chinese: Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to noon in 519.5 Sprau Tower with Mr. Velzson Davidson
French: Monday, 11 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, 4 to 5 p.m. in 519.5 Sprau Tower with Mr. Bennett Shelley
German: Monday and Tuesday, 1 to 2 p.m. in 519.5 Sprau Tower with Ms. Sarah Keizer
Japanese: Monday and Thursday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 519.5 Sprau Tower with Mr. Adam Murrie
Latin: Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon in 519.5 Sprau Tower with Mr. Brody Van Roekel
Russian: Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. in 519.5 Sprau Tower with Mr. Adam Golden-Canute