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International Curriculum

Individual academic departments across the campus administer curricula that include many courses with international content as well as minors and certificate programs that cover studies of various areas of the world.

Foreign Language Study

You may choose to study one (or more) of these foreign languages at IU South Bend, or you can also go to Language Resource Center to see more detail.

Certificate of International Studies

The International Studies certificate allows students from all disciplines to add international breadth to their degree program. The certificate consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours designated as having international focus, in addition to two semesters of foreign language. Contact the Office of International Programs for more information.

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Minor in International Studies

International studies is the cross-national interdisciplinary study of contemporary global issues and world regions. It combines the social sciences, humanities, and professional fields to create an interdisciplinary approach to understanding our increasingly interconnected world.

The Minor consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours in at least three different disciplines including a mandatory capstone course, and at least level 2 competency in a foreign language. The 15 credit hours must be distributed as follows:

  • 3-6 credits from a list of 100 or 200-level core courses with broad international content
  • 6-9 credits from a list of 300-400 level core courses with broad international content
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Minor in European Studies

The objective of this interdisciplinary minor is to provide students who are interested in Europe and European languages with an opportunity to focus their studies and to earn formal degree recognition for their European studies upon graduation. The minor consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours in at least three disciplines, including an independent study project, and at least second year competency in a foreign language. For more information, contact the chair of European Studies, Professor Julio Hernando.

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Minor in Latin American/Latino Studies

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a minor in Latin American/Latino Studies. Curriculum focuses on the culture, society,and history of South America, Central America and Mexico, and the Caribbean. For more information, contact one of the co-chairs of Latin American/Latino Studies, Professor John Davis or Dr. Hayley Froysland.

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Minor in East Asian Studies

The minor focuses on the studies of East Asia, its cultures, societies, histories, and languages, as well as on the experiences of people from the United States and their descendants from the East Asian regions.  East Asia mainly consists of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and the bordering areas in Asia and the Pacific.  The approach is interdisciplinary, combining a variety of fields including history, language, media and gender studies, political science, sociology, and anthropology. For more information, contact the chair of East Asian Studies, Professor Yosuke Nirei.

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Schedule of Classes

Please double check the Schedule of Classes because times and locations of these courses may change.