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An Introductory Course

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Try our introductory course–with no money up front. We understand that pursuing a degree needs to be manageable for today’s exceedingly busy lifestyles. The first course in your Western International University® (West) degree program lets you try us out…risk-free.*

icon_mba_major Undergraduate Program Required Course 3 CREDITS
CUL 100 Culture and Globalization

This course will introduce students to critical engagement with current social and professional issues through a cultural lens. Through examination of various aspects of globalism, students will learn to identify and understand their own cultural positions, those of others, and the interconnections among communities in various contexts. Topics include the effects of ever-expanding mobility on population patterns and the physical environment; and how diverse cultures respond to global economic, political, and social change. This course initiates the West student journey; its foundational content will immerse students in the West culture and equip them to engage critically in their personal and professional worlds and beyond.​

This course will introduce students to critical engagement with current social and professional issues through a cultural lens. Through examination of various aspects of globalism, students will learn to identify and understand their own cultural positions, those of others, and the interconnections among communities in various contexts. Topics include the effects of ever-expanding mobility on population patterns and the physical environment; and how diverse cultures respond to global economic, political, and social change. This course initiates the West student journey; its foundational content will immerse students in the West culture and equip them to engage critically in their personal and professional worlds and beyond.​

icon_mba_core Graduate Program Required Course 3 CREDITS
CUL 623 Global Communication for Professionals

This course provides an overview of critical topics related to professional communication and develops techniques for successful intercultural exchanges. Students analyze global communication differences that affect organizational decision-making and labor relations. Themes include communication models, research methods, proxemics, and negotiation processes.

This course provides an overview of critical topics related to professional communication and develops techniques for successful intercultural exchanges. Students analyze global communication differences that affect organizational decision-making and labor relations. Themes include communication models, research methods, proxemics, and negotiation processes.

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A University For Those Afraid To Commit To A University

At West, we've designed our programs to be engaging and manageable for working adults. Whether you're interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree or a master's degree, new students can experience West first-hand and see if we're right for you, without any risk.*

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Earn 3 credits toward your degree.**
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Payment is due when you start your 2nd course

*New Student Policy

* New students who have not attended a Western International University (West) course in the past 365 days, and West bachelor graduates enrolling for a new West master degree. Will be a required course as determined by your program of study. This introductory course constitutes a risk-free period at West. Students who decide not to continue with West have no financial obligation for the introductory course. Students who continue with West will be billed for the introductory course tuition upon attending the second course.

**Credit Acceptance

** Acceptance of credit by any institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits accepted by or earned at Western International University will be accepted by another institution.

 

 

Enrollment At West

A Quick Guide To Enrollment

Once you finish your introductory course, complete your admission application, and are admitted to a program of study, here are a couple of things to keep in mind.

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Earn 2.0 or better in your introductory course to qualify for full undergraduate admission.
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Earn 3.0 or better in your introductory course to qualify for full graduate admission.
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Financial aid is available for those who qualify. See our Affordability page for additional information.***

***Official Admissions to West

*** You will receive information about official admission to West, transfer of college credit, and payment options for future course tuition during your introductory course. Complete financial information and information about federal financial aid can be found in our Consumer Information Guide, or visit www.studentaid.gov for information about federal financial aid.

 

 

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