The Center for International Studies oversees the International Studies Minor, which incorporates a number of courses across WWU colleges and the International Studies curriculum.
The Minor is designed to provide students knowledge, perspectives and skills that are critical for global competence and careers in today’s increasingly interrelated world. The Minor consists of completion of an approved international study abroad program or exchange, International Studies courses, a foreign language, and course work in other related fields. Students completing this minor will be well prepared for a variety of professional opportunities in a progressively interconnected world.
AMIR ABEDI-DJOURABTCHI, Political Science. Comparative politics, European politics.
TROY ABEL, Environmental Studies. Environmental policy and resolutions.
BABAFEMI AKINRINADE, Fairhaven College. Human rights.
SANDRA ALFERS, Modern and Classical Languages. German program.
BIDISHA BISWAS, Political Science. Security and counterterrorism.
SETH FEINBERG, Sociology.
PETRA FIERO, Modern and Classical Languages. German program.
VICK HAMBLIN, Modern and Classical Languages, French program.
JOAN HOFFMAN, Modern and Classical Languages. Spanish.
MICHAEL KARLBERG, Communication.
ELIZABETH MOGFORD, Sociology.
NIALL OMURCHU, Fairhaven College. Political economy.
KRISTEN PARRIS, Political Science. East Asian politics. East-Asia-Canada immigration.
JOHN PURDY, English. Canadian literature.
THOMAS ROEHL, Management. International business and management.
GEORGE SANDERS, Accounting.
JULIA SAPIN, Art. Asian art history, Japanese art, art of the Pacific Rim.
TRISH SKILLMAN, TESOL and Elementary Education.
PAUL STORER, Economics. Canadian economic policy, macroeconomics, labor economics.
MASSIMILIANO TOMASI, Modern and Classical Languages. Japanese language and culture, modern Japanese rhetoric and literature.
JOHN TUXILL, Fairhaven College. Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology.
EDWARD J. VAJDA, Center for East Asian Studies, Director. Modern and Classical Languages. Russian languages. Inner Asian and Siberian languages and history.
JANET XING, Modern and Classical Languages. Chinese language, Chinese linguistics.
BARBARA ROFKAR, International Studies.
SHIRLEY OSTERHAUS, Fairhaven College.
LILLY YANG, Modern and Classical Languages. Chinese language.
The Center for International Studies mission is to foster international and global perspectives for all Western students, faculty, and staff through courses, international experiences and study abroad.
Initial advisement can be secured through the Center for International Studies administartive office in, Miller Hall 205B, 360-650-7544. The course of study for the minor will be determined in consultation with international studies advisors in several departments on campus.
Additional information regarding international education opportunities at Western can be found at: www.wwu.edu/international.
International Studies Minor
International Studies Courses