Western Worldwide

The GIST spring/summer 2019 newsletter, Western Worldwide Volume 4, Issue 2, is now available!

New GIST 1100 courses for fall 2019

The one-credit GIST 1100 fall 2019 courses can be taken toward a GIST major or minor or area studies minor, with approval from your academic advisor.

  • Arctic Security with Anna Kietzerow (Philosophy)
  • Language & Globalization with Dr. Jeffrey Angles (World Languages and Literatures)
  • War and Propaganda (online) with Dr. Joyce Busch (Global and International Studies)

GIST advising office hours for summer 2019

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

Appointment only: Tuesday through Thursday, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Information on available courses

Pre-approved courses for fall 2019 can be accessed via the button below. Please check the registration schedule to see when you can start enrolling in courses.

Fall 2019

2019-2020 Undergraduate catalog

2019-20 catalog coming soon

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.

Opportunities with global and international studies

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University events and news

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.