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

African/African American Studies Minor -
East Asian Studies Minor and Chinese Studies Major -
Latin American Studies Minor -
Middle East Studies Minor -

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.

Located in Lake Ontario Hall on the Allendale Campus:

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Learn more about our Area Studies programs here: