Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

International LC

The International Learning Community brings together students with interest and passion for international issues and experiences and fosters critical understanding of international concerns and dynamics in the contemporary world. The curricular and co-curricular offerings associated with the International LC serve to enhance global awareness, understanding of and appreciation for cultural and religious diversity, international political structures and trends, global economic issues, and transnational environmental and social challenges. The International LC is open to domestic and international students, allowing for cross-cultural conversations and sharing of experiences.
Activities and Programs 
Explore Attend events like the Chicago International Film Festival, visit the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, take a tour of the Baha'i, and navigate the cultural neighborhoods of Chicago.
Engage Enjoy group activities, cooking meals together, 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)

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 be quite different from one’s own. Core Theological-Religious Studies Tier I
Avoid taking PLSC 102 'International Relations' or PHIL 182 'Social Ethics', as these are likely to be International LC classes in the spring semester.