Loyola University Chicago

International Studies

Course Offerings

International Studies Courses

INTS 101. Introduction to International Studies. As an introduction to the multi-disciplinary international studies major and minor, this course provides an overview of the major disciplines represented in the program, introduces the main regions covered in the program and discusses important global issues.

INTS 301. Capstone in International Studies. This course focuses on an important global issue or set of issues relevant to the concerns of the International Studies program. Specific content may change from semester to semester.

INTS 370. Internship in International Studies. This course offers three or six hours of academic credit. The course may be taken for either 3 or 6 credit hours, but no more than three credits can be applied to the International Studies Major. When the internship is taken for 3 credit hours, students are expected to work 8–10 hours per week in their placements; when it is taken for 6 credit hours, students are expected to work 16–20 hours in their placements. The internship is open to juniors and seniors with grade point averages of 2.50 or above. International Studies interns are placed in a wide variety of agencies, including government offices, non-profit organizations, private businesses and foreign consulates. Grades are based on a research paper and a written evaluation from a student's host agency. For more information on internship opportunities and the process of applying for internships please contact Dr. Alex Grigorescu, the assistant director of the program, at agrigor@luc.edu.

INTS 399. Directed Readings in International Studies. This course offers an independent program of research under the direction of a faculty sponsor leading to a major research paper.

Tagged Courses

The following courses are tagged by the International Studies program and count as electives in International Studies. Other courses may be tagged for International Studies credit on a semester by semester basis. For complete course descriptions, see the listings of the department indicated.

General

  • ANTH 100 Globalization and Local Cultures (elective for the INTS minor; required for the INTS major)
  • ANTH 104 The Human Ecological Footprint
  • ANTH 303 People and Conservation
  • ANTH 305 Violence and Culture
  • ANTH 306 Anthropology and Human Rights
  • ANTH 315 Identities: Race, Ethnicity, Nationalism
  • ANTH 319 Anthropology of Tourism
  • COMM 272 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 283 Global Media
  • CRMJ 378 International Criminal Justice
  • ECON 323 International Economics
  • ECON 324 International Monetary Relations
  • ECON 325 Economics of Growth and Development
  • ECON 326 Comparative Economic Systems
  • ELPS 230 Globalization, Education, and Childhood
  • ELPS 240 Urban Education: Policy and Practice
  • ELPS 265 Cultural and Educational Policy Studies Internship
  • ENGL 312 Studies in World Literature in English
  • ENGL 313 Border Literatures
  • FINC 340 Emerging Financial Markets
  • FINC 355 International Finance Management
  • FNAR 202 Modern Art
  • HIST 204 Global History Since 1500
  • HIST 299E Contemporary Global Issues: Historical Perspective (Non-United States/Europe)
  • HIST 326 The Second World War
  • HIST 359 Inter-American Relations
  • HSM 210 Introduction to Global Healthcare
  • IBUS 201 Introduction to International Business
  • LING 120 Language, Ethnicity, Society
  • LITR 280 World Masterpieces in Translation
  • LITR 281 Novel in Translation
  • LITR 282 Drama In Translation
  • LITR 283 Major Authors In Translation
  • LITR 284 International Film
  • LITR 299 Comparative Literature
  • MARK 341 Global Marketing
  • MARK 363 International Marketing
  • MGMT 305 Global Business Strategy
  • MGMT 315 International Management
  • PLSC 102 International Relations in an Age of Globalization (elective for the INTS minor; required for the INTS major)
  • PLSC 325 American Foreign Policy
  • PLSC 336 Rhetoric of the Cold War and War on Terror
  • PLSC 337 Terrorism
  • PLSC 338 Comparative Public Policy: Policies in Western Democracies
  • PLSC 339 Political Ideologies
  • PLSC 341 Comparative Politics
  • PLSC 350 Politics of International Economic Relations
  • PLSC 353 International Law
  • PLSC 354 Global Environmental Politics
  • PLSC 355C Women and Politics: A Cross-National Perspective
  • PLSC 356 Intervention in World Politics
  • PLSC 357 Issues of World Politics
  • PLSC 358 War, Peace and Politics
  • PLSC 358D The Scientific Study of War
  • PLSC 359 Revolutions
  • PLSC 362 Politics of Developing Societies
  • PLSC 364 United Nations and International Organizations
  • PLSC 366 Dictatorship
  • PLSC 367 Model United Nations
  • PLSC 369 Religion and Politics
  • PLSC 394 Comparative Family Policy: Work and Family Reconciliation
  • SOCL 252 Global Inequalities
  • THEO 169 Taoism
  • THEO 173 Orthodox Christian Tradition
  • THEO 177 World Religions
  • THEO 198 Judaism in the Modern World
  • THEO 272 Introduction to Judaism
  • THEO 282 Introduction to Hinduism
  • THEO 295 Introduction to Islam
  • THEO 297 Introduction to Buddhism
  • THEO 330 Liberation Theology
  • UNIV 292 International Service Learning

Africa

  • ANTH 213 Contemporary African Culture
  • ENGL 314 African Literature in English
  • FNAR 355 Art of Africa
  • HIST 213 Introduction to African History
  • HIST 350 African History to 1600
  • HIST 351 African History Post-1600
  • HONR 210 Encountering Africa
  • HONR 210A Encountering Africa
  • HONR 210B Encountering Africa
  • LITR 219 African Film
  • PLSC 340 International Relations of Africa
  • PLSC 342 African Politics

Asia

  • ANTH 215 Contemporary Japanese Culture
  • ANTH 218 Contemporary Cultures of Southeast Asia
  • ANTH 223 East Asian Popular Culture
  • ASIA 101 Explorations in Asian Studies
  • CHIN 341 Modern Chinese Literature in Chinese
  • COMM 269 Observing China
  • ECON 225 Vietnamese Economy: Past and Present
  • ENGL 315 South Asian Literature in English
  • ENGL 292 South Asian Literature and Civilizations
  • FNAR 357 Art of Indian Asia
  • FNAR 358 Chinese Art and Culture
  • FNAR 359 Japanese Art and Culture
  • HIST 208 East Asia since 1500
  • HIST 296 Women in East Asia
  • HIST 300E Topics in World History (Seminar in South Asian History)
  • HIST 300E Topics in World History: Chinese History through Film
  • HIST 343 Modern South Asia
  • HIST 344 Early Modern China, 1550–1800
  • HIST 345 Reform and Revolution in China, 1800–1949
  • HIST 346 China Since 1949: The People's Republic
  • HIST 346A Modern Chinese History
  • HIST 347 Japan 1640–1945: From Isolation to Empire
  • HIST 348 Japan: World War II to the Present
  • HIST 389 Vietnam War
  • HONR 209 Encountering Asia
  • HONR 209C Encountering Asia
  • LITR 244 Indian Film
  • LITR 245 Asian Masterpieces
  • LITR 287 Topics in Asian Literature
  • LITR 288 South Asian Film
  • LITR 290 Classical Chinese Literature
  • LITR 292 Modern Chinese Fiction
  • PHIL 192 Chinese Ethics and Asian Values
  • PHIL 335 Asian Philosophy
  • PLSC 345 South and Southeast Asian Politics
  • PLSC 346 East Asian Politics
  • PLSC 362V The Culture and Politics of Development in Contemporary Vietnam
  • SOCL 251 Peoples of China: Their Cultures and Customs
  • THEO 199 Religions of Asia
  • THEO 351 Topics in Hinduism
  • THEO 352 Topics in Buddhism

Europe

  • FREN 309 Francophone Literature
  • FREN 390 French Culture and Civilization
  • GERM 390 German Culture and Civilization
  • HIST 300C Topics in European History (Post-1700)
  • HIST 304 The Holocaust and 20th Century Genocide
  • HIST 318 History of Poland
  • HIST 325 Europe in the Twentieth Century, 1900–1945
  • HIST 325B History of European Communism
  • HIST 327 Contemporary Europe, 1945 to the Present
  • HIST 332 The British Empire, 1783–1970
  • HIST 333 Ireland: From Colony to Nation State
  • HIST 335 Italy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  • HIST 336 Germany in the Twentieth Century
  • HIST 338 Modern France
  • HIST 341 Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
  • HONR 216 Encountering Contemporary Europe
  • HONR 216A Encountering Contemporary Europe
  • HONR 216B Encountering Contemporary Europe
  • HONR 216C Encountering Contemporary Europe
  • ITAL 390 Italian Culture and Civilization
  • LITR 200 European Masterpieces
  • LITR 202 European Novel
  • LITR 203 European Drama
  • LITR 204 European Film
  • LITR 221 Polish Authors
  • LITR 225 Russian Masterpieces
  • LITR 230 German Masterpieces
  • LITR 260 Italian Masterpieces
  • LITR 262 Modern Italian Novel
  • LITR 264 Italian Film Genre
  • LITR 267 Italian Film History
  • LITR 268 Italian Cultural History
  • LITR 269 Italy: Culture & Contexts
  • LITR 283 Major Authors In Translation: Polish Authors
  • LITR 285 Literature and Opera
  • LITR 291 Italian Women Writers
  • PLSC 347 The European Union
  • PLSC 348 Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics
  • PLSC 349 Eastern European Politics
  • PLSC 352 Canadian Politics
  • PLSC 360 Western European Politics
  • PLSC 365 Italian Politics and Government
  • ROST 300 Italy: Culture and Contexts
  • ROST 390 Selected Topics in Rome Studies
  • SOCL 267 Italy Today
  • SPAN 390 Hispanic Culture and Civilization—when course focuses on Spain

Latin America

  • ANTH 211 Peoples of Latin America
  • ANTH 217 Mexican Culture and Heritage
  • ENGL 316 Caribbean Literature in English
  • ENVS 398 Special Topics: Natural History of Belize
  • FNAR 351 Pre-Columbian Art of Middle and South America
  • HIST 210 Introduction to Latin American History
  • HIST 355 Latin America in Recent Times
  • HIST 356 The Caribbean and Central America in Colonial and Modern Times
  • HIST 357 Mexican History from Ancient to Modern Times
  • HIST 358 Women in Latin American History
  • HIST 375 The Mexican Revolution in Popular Imagination
  • HONR 208 Encountering Latin America and the Caribbean
  • HONR 208A Latin America and the Caribbean
  • HONR 208B Encountering Latin America and the Caribbean
  • LASP 395 Capstone in Latin American Studies
  • LASP 398 Human Rights in Latin America
  • LITR 211 Latina Authors
  • LITR 286 Latin American Literature
  • PLSC 343 Latin American Politics
  • PLSC 344 Contemporary Issues in Latin America
  • PLSC 351 Latin American International System
  • SPAN 381 Contemporary Spanish-American Novel
  • SPAN 390 Hispanic Culture and Civilization—when course focuses on Latin America
  • THEO 157 Human Rights in Latin America

Middle East

  • FNAR 352 Islamic Art History
  • HIST 209 Survey of Islamic History
  • HIST 300E Topics in World History: Middle East of Film
  • HIST 313 Modern Middle East
  • HIST 313 A History of Iraq
  • HIST 322 Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • HONR 212 Encountering the Middle East
  • LITR 238 Arabic Literature in Translation
  • PLSC 368 Politics of the Middle East
  • PLSC 369 Religion and Politics: Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon
  • THEO 114 Introduction to the Qur’an
  • THEO 350 Topics in Islam
  • THEO 365 Women, Gender and Embodiment in Islam
  • THEO 364 Islamic Mysticism
  • THEO 366 Contemporary Islamic Thought and Movements