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East Asian Languages and Cultures

Bachelor of Arts

Major in East Asian Languages & Cultures or East Asian Studies and explore the history, languages, and cultures of China, Japan, and the Koreas.

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Central Eurasian Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Develop language proficiency and cultural competency in the region spanning from the Danube to the Yellow River, while studying current cultural and political situations within their historical contexts.

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International Law and Institutions

Bachelor of Arts

Examine the legal aspects of global issues and take courses at IU’s Maurer School of Law.

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International Studies

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and accelerated Master of Arts

Concentrate on issues such as diplomacy, human rights, or development and conflict, while developing a foundation with courses covering economics and statistics.

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Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Focus on the history, languages, societies, cultures, and politics of the Near and Middle East.

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African Studies

Minor or certificate

The African Studies Program has both regional and subject-area concentrations. Regularly offered language courses include Akan, Arabic, Bamana, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu.

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Central Eurasian Studies

Minor

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies covers contemporary and historical regions of critical significance, such as Tibet, Mongolia, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Hungary, Finland, and the Baltics.

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East Asian Languages and Cultures or East Asian Studies

Minor or certificate

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is a multidisciplinary and multicultural department offering courses (open to nonmajors) that deal with the cultures of East Asia. Language courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are offered from beginning to advanced levels.

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European Studies

Minor or certificate

The Institute for European Studies offers interdisciplinary programs that combine courses in the social sciences, humanities, and languages to provide a broad understanding of the countries of Europe and the European Union.

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India Studies

Secondary major, minor, or certificate

The Madhusudan and Kiran C. Dhar India Studies Program provides interdisciplinary study and critical analysis of the cultures and civilizations that have developed on the Indian subcontinent from ancient times to the present. The program also offers beginning and intermediate-level courses in several Indian languages.

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International Studies

Minor

The Department of International Studies prepares students for the increasingly complex and interconnected world of the 21st century. Students will develop deep knowledge of at least one region outside the US and fluency in another language.

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Islamic Studies

Certificate

The Islamic Studies Program helps students better understand Islam and the Muslim world, including its inter-relationships and international connections.

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Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Minor or certificate

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies provides students with a basic knowledge of the anthropology, art, economics, folklore, geography, history, languages, literatures, music, and politics of Latin America.

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Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Minor

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures offers minors in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Islamic Studies, and Near Eastern Civilization. Courses are also available to students in other disciplines who wish to acquire a working knowledge of a Near Eastern language or satisfy a foreign language requirement.

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Peace Corps Prep

Certificate

The Certificate in Global Service and Peace Corps Preparation creates a portfolio of knowledge and skills essential for careers in international development, government, the Foreign Service, NGOs, and the academic world.

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Russian and East European Institute

Minor

The Russian and East European Institute offers three undergraduate minors: a minor in Russian and East European Studies, a minor in Russian and East European Studies with a language certificate, or a minor in Polish Studies. Any REEI credential may be earned along with any bachelor's degree.

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Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies

Minor

The Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Program fosters the development, acquisition, and sharing of knowledge about the ASEAN nations and people of Southeast Asia and the ways they relate to each other and to the world. SEAS currently offers language courses in Burmese, Indonesian, and Thai.

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