Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

International LC

The International Learning Community brings together students who are passionate about international issues and experiences. As a member of the International LC, you will enhance your understanding of global awareness, cultural and religious diversity, political structures, economic issues, and social challenges. The International LC is open to domestic and international students, allowing for cross-cultural conversations and sharing of experiences.
Staff Partners 
Steven Fehr, ESL Coordinator - English Language Learning Program
Ryan Radebaugh, Advisor - Office of International Programs
Activities and Programs 
Explore Attend events such as the Chicago International Film Festival, visit the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, take a tour of the Baha'i Temple, and navigate the cultural neighborhoods of Chicago.
Engage Enjoy group activities, cooking meals, and sharing about your native cultures together.
Required Courses Fall 2016 (UNIV101 + ANTH100/THEO107)
First Year Seminar - Section 100 - Class 3374
Friday 11:30PM-12:20PM
First Year Seminar - Section 113 - Class 3706
Friday 2:45PM-3:35PM
(Mr. Brian Keiller or Dr. Marilyn Krogh)
ANTH100 Globalization & Local Cultures - Sect. 6 - Class 4275
T/TH 10:00AM-11:15AM (Dr. Thea Strand)
THEO107 Introduction to Religion - Section 9 - Class 4373
MWF 12:35PM-1:25PM (Dr. Yarina Liston)
Required Course for Spring 2017 (PLSC102 or HIST102)
International Relations - Section 5 - Class 2914
MWF 11:30AM-12:20PM (Dr. Chris Hasselman)
Evolution of Western Ideas since 17c - Section 73 - Class 3345
T/Th 4:15PM-5:30PM (Dr. Aidan Forth)

Course Descriptions

ANTH100 explores a wide range of human cultural phenomena and their changes through time, both short- and long-term. We will study a variety of local and transnational communities around the world in order to better understand the cultural consequences and complexities of globalization and related processes, including colonialism, trade, migration, and development. This course is required for International Studies majors, and is open to non-majors. CORE Social and Cultural Knowledge Tier I
THEO107 analyzes religious belief and practice within various religious traditions and areas of the world to contribute to a richer understanding and appreciation of the diversity of religious and religion-like activities throughout the world. It does this both by choosing multiple examples for investigations from various religious traditions (for example, rites of passage in multiple religious traditions or in various geographical areas) and by using and testing various theoretical approaches to better understand practices that may differ from one’s own. 
CORE Theological-Religious Studies Tier I
PLSC102 introduces students to the study of world politics and the approaches political scientists use to understand international relations, with a primary focus on the events of the 20th century and their implications for the 21st. There are competing explanations for most interesting puzzles in international relations, and this course is designed to help you develop a toolkit with which you can better explore and understand these alternative explanations. The goal is for you to develop the critical skills necessary to determine for yourself which explanations you find most compelling. Dr. Hasselmann researches the European Union and international economics. His most recent publications examine the effects of the financial crisis on public support for the European Union. (Required course for International Studies and some other majors) 
CORE Social and Cultural Knowledge Tier I 
HIST102 traces the development of western civilization and its global impact from the seventeenth century to the present. Students will gain an understanding of history as a discipline, develop critical thinking skills based on historical knowledge about the key people, places, and events that shaped the modern world, and hone their communication skills. Dr. Forth studies colonialism and transnational urban history, and will bring a comparative and global perspective to this course. CORE Historical Knowledge Tier I