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Get To Know Us With
An Introductory Course

Try Our Flexible Online Course Format

At Western International University® (West), we understand that pursuing a degree needs to be manageable for today’s exceedingly busy lifestyles. The required introductory course in your West degree program lets you try us out and see if we're a good fit for you.

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.

Two Week Trial Period*

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Classes begin monthly.
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Take two weeks to decide.*

Pay Only If You Continue*

A University For Those Who Think There's No Time For College

At West, we've designed our programs to be engaging and manageable for working adults. Whether you're interested in pursuing a bachelor degree or a master degree, new students can experience West's flexible course format first-hand and see if we're a good fit for you. Try it out!

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Earn 3 credits toward your degree.**
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West tuition is about half that of many other universities.

* New students are learners 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. The introductory course will be a required course as determined by your program of study. Our introductory course refund policy allows you to withdraw from the course within the first two weeks after the course begins without owing any tuition; refer to the University catalog for refund policy details. 

** 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

During your required introductory course, here are a few things to keep in mind.***

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Earn a C- (GPA 1.67) or better in your introductory course to qualify for full undergraduate admission.

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Earn a B- (GPA 2.67) 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 full admission to West, transfer of college credit, and payment options for future course tuition during your required introductory course. Complete admissions requirements can be found in the University Catalog. 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.