We hope that you are all staying healthy and have adjusted to remote learning during this difficult and unprecedented time! Please know that our primary concern is for student health as well as the health of the entire Bronco community. For updates and evolutions regarding the university's response to the coronavirus outbreak, please monitor WMU's COVID-19 updates website as you see fit. 

The global and international studies academic advisor, Kala Willette, will be working remotely for a significant portion of this period, at minimum, through June 30, 2020. To ensure a quick response, please feel free to contact Kala by email or telephone at (269) 387-5653. Similarly, all face-to-face advising has temporarily been suspended by the university. In order to continue to exchange with our students in a productive and meaningful way, we have temporarily switched to remote formats for completing advising appointments. These include WebEx video conferencing, which is free with your university email address, and telephone appointments. Please see our advising page to schedule an appointment and to view appointment availability.

GIST advising office hours for summer 2020

Walk-in hours have been temporarily suspended due to university policy during the coronavirus outbreak. We will be temporarily be switching to a virtual format to complete all advising appointments.

Remote appointments only: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Please sign up for an appointment online.

Information on available courses

Special topics courses

Summer II 2020

Fall 2020

GIST 1100-Special Topics in Global Studies (1 credit)
  • GIST 1100-War and Propaganda (1 credit; online)
  • GIST 1100-How Maps Lie (1 credit)
  • GIST 1100-Multiculturalism Debates in Europe (1 credit)
GIST 3500-Special Topics in Global Studies (3 credits)

Pre-approved elective and focus field course lists

Pre-approved courses for summer and fall 2020 can be accessed via the button below. Please check the registration schedule to see when you can start enrolling in courses.

 Summer and Fall 2020

2019-20 Undergraduate catalog

2019-20 catalog

Opportunities with global and international studies

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