The global and international studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University offers minors in global and international studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies and Modern European studies. Please see the global and international studies academic advisor or the links below for guidance in selecting courses.


If you started your college career prior to 2016, you may select the catalog requirements below or the catalog requirements prior to 2016. See your advisor for more information.

Global and international studies minor (20 credits)

This minor encourages a broad study of global conditions and change across multiple disciplines and on a comparative basis. The minor requires a minimum of 20 credit hours of related coursework with at least half at the 3000 level or above.

All coursework for the minor must carry a grade of C or above.

Required course

  • GIST 2000–Introduction to Global and International Studies (three credits)

Area studies minors

We also offer three area studies minors, including: