Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad




Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and be of a sophomore standing at the time of attendance.


Total coursework is 12–18 credit hours. All courses are 3-credit-hours unless otherwise noted and are offered during both the Fall and Spring semester. SOCL 280 is the only required course.

Course #Course TitleDescriptionCross Listings/TagsCore Area/Pre-Requisites
ENVS 281V Humans and the Environment in Contemporary Vietnam Learn about environmental degradation in Vietnam as well as current sustainability efforts, especially those pertaining to forest conservation and biodiversity.   CORE Tier II Scientific Literacy
ECON225 The Vietnamese Economy: Past and Present Study Vietnam's different economic periods and compare and contrast socialist and capitalist economic principles. INTS  
FINC340 Emerging Financial Markets Examine the impact of financial institutions on Vietnam's economic growth and development.
HIST300E Modern Vietnam History Course lectures will be supplemented with class visits to historic sights, museums and memorials. ASIA, INTS CORE Tier II Historical Knowledge Area
LITR245 Modern Vietnamese Literature Read and analyze Vietnamese literary masterpieces. ASIA, INTS CORE Tier II Literary Knowledge Area
PLSC362V Culture and Politics of Development in Vietnam and Southeast Asia Learn about the concept of development from a political lens in Vietnam and other countries in Southeast Asia. ASIA, INTS
SOCL280 Contemporary Vietnam Syllabus 2015(Required) As part of this course, all students will participate in a service placement at a community organization or an unpaid internship.
See the Service Learning sites .
ASIA, INTS CORE Engaged Learning requirement.
THEO199 Religions of Asia Study Vietnam's major religious institutions, traditions and practices. ASIA, INTS CORE Tier II Theological and Religious Knowledge
VIET101 Elementary Vietnamese Beginning students will develop basic conversation, reading and writing skills.
VIET111 Intensive Elementary Vietnamese This language-intensive course for beginning students covers twice the course material. (6 credit hours) College of Arts and Sciences 102 foreign language requirement.
VIET252 Vietnamese for Native Speakers Native speakers will focus on developing advanced reading and writing skills.