GIST events fall 2018 

Fall Welcome featuring Turkish Coffee

Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., 2041 Moore Hall (Signature event: Global Engagement)

Faculty Abroad series: "The Future of Arctic Security: Reflections from Iceland and Alaska" with Dr. Fritz Allhoff, Department of Philosophy

Thursday, September 20, 2018 from noon to 1 p.m., 3120 Sangren Hall (Signature event: Global Engagement)

Meet an Alumna: Diana Bergwin - featuring Russian Tea

Friday, October 5, 2018 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 2041 Moore Hall

Research Briefs series: "Propaganda and the State" with Drs. Thomas Kostrzewa and Anna Popkova

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 4 to 5 p.m., Humanities Center (Knauss Hall)

Faculty Abroad series: "A Fulbright Experience in Vietnam" with Dr. Jim Butterfield, Department of Political Science

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from noon to 1 p.m., 3120 Sangren Hall (Signature event: Global Engagement)

Visiting Scholar lecture: "Bride kidnapping in Tajihistan" with Dr. Charles Becker of Duke University

Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall

Research Briefs in Global Studies: "Globalisms and South Asian Literature" with Drs. Nathan Tabor and Todd Kuchta

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 4 to 5 p.m., Humanities Center (Knauss Hall)

New GIST 1100 courses for spring 2018

These one-credit courses can be taken toward a GIST major or minor or area studies minor, with approval from your academic advisor.

  • US-China Trade War: ASEAN Nation Perspectives with Dr. Matthew Mingus (Public Affairs and Administration) and Jing Zhu (Political Science and Management)
  • Food, Emotions, and Conservation: The Example of the Green Sea Turtle with Dr. John Saillant (English and History)
  • Migration and Social Justice with Dr. Elise DeCamp (Anthropology)

GIST advising office hours for fall 2018

Walk-in: Monday through Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m.

Appointment only: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Information on available courses

Pre-approved courses for spring 2018 will be available soon. Please check the registration schedule to see when you can start enrolling in courses.

Spring 2018

2018-2019 Undergraduate catalog

2018-19 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.

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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.