International and Area Studies Programs
(LCLC) improves language learning and teaching at UIC by
- enhancing language curricula through the use of technologically advanced language teaching materials;
- establishing a blended learning environment based on second language acquisition theory and instructional design principles;
- creating an intellectual community for scholars in second language learning and linguistics to foster interdisciplinary research;
- training foreign language instructors in computer assisted language learning applications to provide UIC students with state-of-the-art instruction while enhancing graduate students' professional opportunities;
- enriching undergraduate students' foreign language learning experience through culture-focused talks, language clubs, and film series.
serves as the administrative umbrella over the following departments and programs:
- Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies
- Department of French and Francophone Studies
- Department of Germanic Studies
- Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies
- Language and Culture Learning Center (LCLC)
- Department of Linguistics/TESOL
- Moving Image Arts Program
- Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures
Asian Studies at UIC
is an actively growing interdisciplinary curricula that currently offers an undergraduate minor. Students choosing to minor in Asian Studies may select Asia-related courses from a number of different departments and programs. These may include Anthropology, Art History, Chinese, Communications, History, Japanese, Sociology, Gender and Women's Studies, and others.
is an academic program that offers undergraduate and graduate courses on Latin America and Latinos in the United States. An interdisciplinary program with its own faculty, it focuses on Latin American history and politics, and culture and the migration and development of Latino/as in the United States, with emphasis on Chicago and the Midwest.
In addition, the program cross-lists related courses in departments such as Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Art History, Literature (Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English), and History. A large number of courses are available to students covering topics as diverse as pre-Hispanic Archaeology, the forest, Indians of Brazil, race and ethnicity in the New World, Spanish history, development and dependency in Latin America, Mexican, Caribbean and South American history, U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America, Latino social movements in the U.S. and Latino community development.
The field of Classics and Mediterranean Studies encompasses the cultures of Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Arab world - their languages, literatures, histories, philosophies, religions, arts, and archaeology. Studies in this field are inherently interdisciplinary and can touch upon many other subjects, ranging from drama to astronomy, from mythology to geography, from sciences to gender studies, from philology to literary criticism, from political theory to sociology and anthropology - a complete liberal arts education in a single department.
UIC's International Studies minor
challenges you to investigate global issues from a variety of perspectives. The minor, designed to complement an undergraduate major field of study, consists of twenty-one semester hours that must be international in overall content. Students interested in pursuing the minor must select a faculty adviser from the members of the LAS International Studies Advisory Committee. Please note that while courses may fulfill both major and the minor field requirements, credit hours may only be allocated to one or the other.
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The Jewish Studies Program at UIC
promotes teaching and research regarding the experience of the Jewish people and culture from Biblical times to the present. The program regularly offers courses in Jewish languages and in both introductory and advanced Jewish Studies courses in the humanities and the social sciences. The program offers students the opportunity to minor in Jewish Studies.
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