Area Studies



Housed in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Area Studies plays a pivotal role in internationalizing our campus and coordinating the following programs:

African and African American Studies minor website:
East Asian Studies minor website:
Latin American Studies minor website:
Middle East Studies minor website:
Chinese Studies major website:
Russian Studies minor website:

In addition to dozens of classes which introduce students to the complexities of the major world regions, Area Studies organizes numerous events which expose the university, as well as the community at large, to the many issues and wonders of our shrinking world.  The Area Studies office coordinates over 50 events annually which intellectually nourish and culturally enrich GVSU and all who attend.  The activities of Area Studies are supported by dedicated joint appointees and associate faculty across the university.

Learn more about the Area Studies programs at GVSU:



Page last modified January 6, 2015