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International Business Certificate

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The International Business Certificate (IBC) is open to undergraduate students who are majoring in areas either in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa.

The objective of the IBC is to provide business and liberal arts students the opportunity to develop a competent understanding of the complexities of the international business world. The IBC complements internationally minded students' majors by adding an international business dimension to their degrees.

While the IBC is not intended to serve as a "ticket" to a job overseas upon graduation, it can be a credential that draws the attention of prospective employers. Also, when combined with on-the-job experience and an otherwise demonstrated interest in international business, it may lead to international opportunities at a later point in a graduate's career.

The course work in the IBC program of study is concentrated in four areas: international business, international relations and institutions, world language or study abroad, and area studies. By acquiring knowledge and skills in these four areas, students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the economic and cultural forces that shape the global business environment.

Requirements

6E:001 Principles of Microeconomics 4 semester hours
6E:002 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 semester hours
International Business (3 courses) 9 semester hours
International Relations & Institutions (2 courses) 6 semester hours
Area Studies (2 courses) 6 semester hours
World Language or Study Abroad

 
Total Semester Hours:
* Total semester hours does not include world language.
29 semester hours

 

International Business

These courses provide students with an essential understanding of economics, which is central to all business operation. They also help students develop knowledge of the functional areas of international business.
Both of these:


ECON:1100 (06E:001) Principles of Microeconomics

4 s.h.

ECON:1200 (06E:002) Principles of Macroeconomics

4 s.h.

Three of these (total of 9 s.h.):


ECON:3345 (06E:125) Global Economics and Business

3 s.h.

ECON:3620 (06E:129) Economic Growth and Development

3 s.h.

ECON:4110 (06E:173) International Economics

3 s.h.

ENTR:4460 (06T:152) Entrepreneurship and Global Trade

3 s.h.

FIN:4240 (06F:130) International Finance

3 s.h.

MGMT:3450 (06J:146) International Business Environment

3 s.h.

MKTG:4300 (06M:151) International Marketing

3 s.h.

LAW:8600 (091:282) International Business Transactions

3 s.h.

LAW:8631 (091:287) International Trade Law: Basic Norms and Regulations

3 s.h.

One of these may be counted toward the 9 s.h. requirement above:


CHIN:3103 (039:117) Business Chinese I

3 s.h.

FREN:3410 (009:115) Business French

3 s.h.

GRMN:3214 (013:114) Business German

3 s.h.

PORT:3130 (038:108) Business Portuguese

3 s.h.

SPAN:3040 (035:118) Business Spanish

3 s.h.

 

International Relations and Institutions

These courses familiarize students with comparative politics, social geography, foreign policy, and issues related to world population and the environment—topics relevant to decision making in the international business world.
Two of these (total of 6 s.h.):


ANTH:1003 (113:062) Anthropology of Violence

3 s.h.

ANTH:1008 (113:067) Anthropology of Immigration

3 s.h.

ANTH:1040 (113:045)/LING:1040 (103:045) Language Rights

3 s.h.

ANTH:1046 (113:046)/GEOG:1046 (044:046)/GWSS:1046 (131:046) People and the Environment: Technology, Culture, and Social Justice

3 s.h.

ANTH:2100 (113:010) Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems

3 s.h.

ANTH:2136 (113:116) Urban Anthropology

3 s.h.

ANTH:3103 (113:143) Environment and Culture

3 s.h.

ANTH:3112 (113:114) Environmentalisms

3 s.h.

ANTH:3130 (113:104) Cultural Politics

3 s.h.

ANTH:3131 (113:117) Anthropology and Human Rights

3 s.h.

ANTH:4130 (113:139)/RELS:4730 (032:130) Religion and Environmental Ethics

3 s.h.

COMM:2042 (036:042)/SSW:2042 (042:042)/IS:2042 (187:042) Intercultural Communication

3 s.h.

GEOG:1090 (044:010) Globalization and Geographic Diversity

3 s.h.

GEOG:2110 (044:011) Population Geography

3 s.h.

GEOG:2130 (044:055) World Cities

3 s.h.

GEOG:2410 (044:104) Environment and Development

3 s.h.

GEOG:2910 (044:030) The Global Economy

3 s.h.

GEOG:3070 (044:107)/GHS:3070 (152:107) Hungry Planet: Global Geographies of Food

3 s.h.

GEOG:3910 (044:194) Geographic Perspectives on Development

3 s.h.

HIST:3126 (016:126) History of Globalization

3 s.h.

HIST:3143 (016:143) International Politics: The History of the Present

3-4 s.h.

HIST:3145 (16W:155) Europe and the U.S. in the Twentieth Century

3 s.h.

HIST:3157 (016:157)/GWSS:3157 (131:157) Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights

3 s.h.

HIST:3255 (016:082) The World Since 1945

3 s.h.

HIST:4101 (016:101) History of Human Rights

3 s.h.

HIST:4125 (016:144) War and Peace in the Twentieth Century

3 s.h.

HIST:4162 (16W:138)/GHS:4162 (152:138) History of Global Health

3 s.h.

HIST:4232 (16A:152) United States in World Affairs

3 s.h.

HRTS:3895 (216:174) Human Rights and Community Development

3 s.h.

HRTS:3900 (216:175)/IS:3900 (187:175) Child Labor and International Human Rights

3 s.h.

HRTS:3905 (216:176)/IS:3905 (187:176) Topics in Human Rights

1-3 s.h.

HRTS:3906 (216:177) Human Rights Systems: Institutions and Mechanisms Enforcing and Implementing Human Rights

3 s.h.

IS:2000 (187:020) Introduction to International Studies

3 s.h.

IS:2111 (187:006) Developed and Developing Places

3 s.h.

IS:2112 (187:007) The European Union

3 s.h.

IS:2115 (187:080)/HRTS:2115 (216:080) Introduction to Human Rights

3 s.h.

IS:3133 (187:133)/PHIL:3139 (026:139) Introduction to Public International Law and Human Rights

3 s.h.

IS:3910 (187:180)/HRTS:3910 (216:180) Human Rights Advocacy

3 s.h.

IS:4131 (187:132)/COMM:4131 (036:131) Globalization and Culture

3 s.h.

JMC:3130 (019:156) Comparative Communication Systems

3 s.h.

LAW:8570 (091:193) Human Rights in the World Community

3 s.h.

LAW:8649 (091:195) Foundations of International Law

3 s.h.

POLI:1400 (030:045) Introduction to Comparative Politics

3 s.h.

POLI:1401 (030:041) Introduction to the Politics of Russia and Eurasia

3 s.h.

POLI:1403 (030:043) Introduction to Politics in the Muslim World

3 s.h.

POLI:1500 (030:060) Introduction to International Relations

3 s.h.

POLI:1501 (030:061) Introduction to American Foreign Policy

3 s.h.

POLI:3400 (030:137) Introduction to Political Economy

3 s.h.

POLI:3401 (030:142) European Union

3 s.h.

POLI:3403 (030:147) Parties and Elections Around the World

3 s.h.

POLI:3404 (030:150) Public Policy Around the World

3 s.h.

POLI:3405 (030:159) Authoritarian Politics

3 s.h.

POLI:3406 (030:156) Ethnic and Religious Conflict in the Muslim World

3 s.h.

POLI:3411 (030:196) Democracy: Global Trends and Struggles

3 s.h.

POLI:3417 (030:151) Political Leadership

3 s.h.

POLI:3450 (030:149) Problems in Comparative Politics

3 s.h.

POLI:3500 (030:162) American Foreign Policies

3 s.h.

POLI:3501 (030:161) International Organization and World Order

3 s.h.

POLI:3502 (030:167) Politics and the Multinational Enterprise

3 s.h.

POLI:3503 (030:168) Politics of Terrorism

3 s.h.

POLI:3504 (030:177) Globalization

3 s.h.

POLI:3505 (030:178) Causes, Consequences, and Management of Civil War

3 s.h.

POLI:3506 (030:130) Consequences of War

3 s.h.

POLI:3507 (030:160) Women and Politics in Global Perspective

3 s.h.

POLI:3509 (030:155) International Courts: The Intersection of Law and Politics

3 s.h.

POLI:3510 (030:173) State Failure in the Developing World

3 s.h.

POLI:3511 (030:195) International Law

3 s.h.

POLI:3512 (030:165) International Conflict

3 s.h.

POLI:3513 (030:197) Politics of International Human Rights Law

3 s.h.

POLI:3514 (030:198) Regional Peace and Security

3 s.h.

POLI:3515 (030:166) Global Communication and Politics

3 s.h.

POLI:3516 (030:170) The Politics of International Economics

3 s.h.

POLI:3517 (030:131) Global Justice

3 s.h.

POLI:3550 (030:169) Problems of International Politics

3 s.h.

SOC:3415 (034:045) Global Criminology

3 s.h.

World Language or Study Abroad Experience

Certificate students gain insight into the culture of another world region and deepen their understanding of their own language and culture by learning a world language or completing a study abroad experience.

Students who choose language study are required to develop intermediate-level competence in a language that is spoken in one of several geographic regions (Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, or Russia/Eastern Europe) by completing one of the approved language sequences below.

Students who choose to complete a study abroad experience are expected to coordinate it with the course work they use to fulfill the certificate's area studies requirement (see "Area Studies" below). They must earn at least 3 s.h. of graded credit for the study abroad experience.

For questions about languages not listed or about study abroad course work, see a Certificate in International Business advisor.

Arabic

All of these:

  • 195:101-195:102 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I-II
  • 195:111-195:112 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I-II

Chinese

All of these:

  • 39:008-39:009 First-Year Chinese: First Semester-Second Semester
  • 39:105-39:106 Second-Year Chinese: First Semester-Second Semester              

Czech

All of these:

  • 041:141 (SLAV:1211) Conversational Czech I
  • 041:142 (SLAV:1212) Conversational Czech II
  • 041:143 (SLAV:2211) Conversational Czech III
  • 041:144 (SLAV:2212) Conversational Czech IV

French

One of:

  • 9:001-9:002 Elementary French I-II
  • 9:010 First-Year French Review

All of these:

  • 9:011-9:012 Intermediate French I-II
  • 9:XXX Any course for which 9:012 is a prerequisite (may include Iowa Regents Program credit)

German
One of:

  • 13:011-13:012 Elementary German I-II
  • 13:014 First-Year German Review

All of these:

  • 13:021-013:022 Intermediate German I-II
  • 13:XXX Any course for which 13:022 is a prerequisite

Hindi

All of these:

  • 39:123-39:124 First-Year Hindi: First Semester-Second Semester
  • 39:126-39:127 Second-Year Hindi: First Semester-Second Semester

Italian
One of:

  • 18:001-18:002 Elementary Italian I-II
  • 18:103 Intensive Elementary Italian

All of these:

  • 18:011-18:012 Intermediate Italian I-II
  • 18:XXX Any course for which 18:012 is a prerequisite

Japanese
One of:

  • 39J:010 & 39J:012 First-Year Japanese: First Semester-Second Semester
  • 39J:011 & 39J:012 Elementary Japanese Review and First-Year Japanese: Second Semester

And:

  • 39J:101-39J:102 Second Year Japanese: First Semester-Second Semester

Korean

All of these:

  • 39:40-39:41 First-Year Korean: First Semester-Second Semester
  • 39:42-39:43 Second-Year Korean: First Semester-Second Semester

Portuguese
One of:

  • 38:100-38:101 Accelerated Elem Portuguese-Accelerated Intermediate Portuguese (both courses)
  • 38:102 Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

 And:

  • 38:XXX Any course for which 38:101 or 38:102 is a prerequisite

Russian

All of these:

  • 41:001-41:002 First-Year Russian I-II
  • 41:003-41:004 Second-Year Russian I-II
  • 41:XXX Any course for which 41:004 is a prerequisite

Spanish

  • 35:001-35:002 Elementary Spanish I-II

And one of:

  • 35:011-35:012 Intermediate Spanish I-II
  • 35:013 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish

And:

  • 35:XXX Any course for which 35:012 is a prerequisite

Swahili

All of these:

  • 211:125-211:126 Elementary Swahili I-II
  • 211:127-211:128 Intermediate Swahili I-II

Area Studies

Area studies topics are critical to students' understanding of how society and culture influence the people with whom they share the world—and with whom they may conduct business. The following courses help students learn about the culture, contemporary history, art, literature, and politics of a specific geographic region.

Students complete 6 s.h. from one geographic region. They should select a region that is related to their chosen world language or study abroad experience.

 

Asia

Appropriate for these languages: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, or Korean

ANTH:2108 (113:107)/GWSS:2108 (131:107) Gendering India

3 s.h.

ANTH:3108 (113:118) North Korea and Totalitarianism

3 s.h.

ANTH:3121 (113:127)/GWSS:3121 (131:127) Love and Kinship in South Asia

3 s.h.

ARTH:1070 (01H:016)/CHIN:1070 (039:016) Asian Art and Culture

3 s.h.

ARTH:2220 (01H:031)/ASIA:2231 (039:028) Introduction to the Art of China

3 s.h.

ARTH:2250 (01H:033)/JPNS:2250 (39J:033) Introduction to the Art of Japan

3 s.h.

ARTH:3220 (01H:119)/ASIA:3219 (039:159) Chinese Art and Culture

3 s.h.

ARTH:3230 (01H:120)/ASIA:3220 (039:120) Chinese Painting I: Pagodas and Palaces

3 s.h.

ARTH:3240 (01H:191) Chinese Painting II

3 s.h.

ARTH:3260 (01H:123)/JPNS:3260 (39J:123) Japanese Painting

3 s.h.

ARTH:3270 (01H:124)/ASIA:3270 (039:131) Themes in Asian Art History

3 s.h.

ASIA:1135 (039:135) Korean Language in Culture and Society

3 s.h.

ASIA:1704 (039:034) The Languages of Asia in Cultural and Historical Perspective

3 s.h.

ASIA:1706 (039:036) Understanding Korean Culture Wave

3 s.h.

ASIA:2444 (039:044) Envision India

3 s.h.

ASIA:2606 (039:057)/HIST:2606 (016:007) Civilizations of Asia: South Asia

3 s.h.

ASIA:2887 (039:087)/HIST:2687 (16W:087) Perspectives on Korea

3 s.h.

ASIA:4508 (039:199) Asian Studies

arr.

CHIN:1504 (039:019) Asian Humanities: China

3 s.h.

CHIN:1702 (039:032) Chinese Popular Culture

3 s.h.

CHIN:3202 (039:142) Chinese Literature: Prose

3 s.h.

CHIN:3341 (039:141)/CL:3341 (218:141) Chinese Literature: Poetry

3 s.h.

CHIN:4203 (039:180)/CL:4203 (218:183) Modern Chinese Writers

3 s.h.

CHIN:4204 (039:140)/RELS:4404 (032:186) The Literature of Daoism

3 s.h.

CHIN:4206 (039:173)/CINE:4674 (048:174) Transnational Chinese Cinemas

3 s.h.

CINE:2625 (048:026) Introduction to Asian Film

3 s.h.

CINE:4606 (048:106)/ASIA:4606 (039:145) Topics in Asian Cinema

3 s.h.

ENGL:3540 (008:132) Literature of the Indian Subcontinent

3 s.h.

GEOG:1060 (044:060) Geography of Asia: From Japan to Pakistan

3 s.h.

HIST:2602 (016:005)/ASIA:2602 (039:055) Civilizations of Asia: China

3 s.h.

HIST:2604 (016:006)/ASIA:2604 (039:056) Civilizations of Asia: Japan

3 s.h.

HIST:2606 (016:007)/ASIA:2606 (039:057) Civilizations of Asia: South Asia

3-4 s.h.

HIST:2609 (016:009) India Now! A Survey from Bollywood Films to Global Terror

3-4 s.h.

HIST:2687 (16W:087)/ASIA:2887 (039:087) Perspectives on Korea

3 s.h.

HIST:4176 (16W:183) Vietnam War on Film

3-4 s.h.

HIST:4605 (16W:140)/GHS:4605 (152:140) Disease, Politics, and Health in South Asia

3 s.h.

HIST:4610 (16W:172)/JPNS:4610 (39J:172) Japan--Age of the Samurai

3 s.h.

HIST:4615 (16W:173)/JPNS:4615 (39J:173) Modern Japan

3 s.h.

HIST:4617 (16W:174) History, Memory, and Pacific War

3 s.h.

HIST:4620 (16W:175)/JPNS:4620 (39J:175) Japan--U.S. Relations

3 s.h.

HIST:4640 (16W:194) Imperialism and Modern India

3 s.h.

HIST:4655 (16W:198)/ASIA:4655 (039:196) China Since 1927

3 s.h.

HIST:4685 (16W:185) Modern Korean History

3 s.h.

JPNS:1506 (039:020) Asian Humanities: Japan

3 s.h.

JPNS:2175 (39J:125)/ANTH:2175 (113:125) Japanese Society and Culture

3 s.h.

JPNS:3128 (39J:128) Introduction to Japanese Linguistics

3 s.h.

JPNS:3135 (39J:135) Postmodern Aesthetics and Japanese Culture

3 s.h.

JPNS:3202 (39J:141)/CL:3204 (218:143) Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation

3 s.h.

JPNS:3203 (39J:142)/CL:3203 (218:142) Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation

3 s.h.

JPNS:3205 (39J:144) Major Authors in Modern Japanese Literature

3 s.h.

JPNS:3206 (39J:146) Warriors Dreams

3 s.h.

JPNS:3208 (39J:147) Introduction to Japanese Film

3 s.h.

JPNS:3401 (39J:103) Language in Japanese Society

3 s.h.

JPNS:3402 (39J:129) Japan: Culture and Communication

3 s.h.

JPNS:3601 (39J:155) Contemporary Japanese Culture

3 s.h.

JPNS:3700 (39J:162)/WLLC:3700 (218:160)/ASIA:3700 (039:164) Topics in Global Cinema

3 s.h.

PHIL:3143 (026:143) Philosophy East and West

3 s.h.

PHIL:3845 (026:145)/RELS:3645 (032:175) Buddhist Philosophy

3 s.h.

POLI:3408 (030:148) Government and Politics of China

3 s.h.

POLI:3414 (030:143)/ASIA:3414 (039:178) Government and Politics of the Far East

3 s.h.

POLI:3420 (030:102) Southeast Asia: Democracy, Identity, and Development

arr.

RELS:1404 (032:004)/ASIA:1040 (039:064) Living Religions of the East

3 s.h.

RELS:1410 (032:014) Introduction to Indian Religions

3 s.h.

RELS:1506 (032:006)/ASIA:1060 (039:006) Introduction to Buddhism

3 s.h.

RELS:1510 (032:010)/ASIA:1110 (039:007) Gods, Buddhas, and Ghostly Officials: The Past and Present of Chinese Religions

3 s.h.

RELS:1610 (032:017)/JPNS:1115 (39J:017) Japanese Religions

3 s.h.

RELS:2681 (032:081) Hindu Religion and Art

3 s.h.

RELS:3431 (032:131)/GWSS:3131 (131:131) Gender and Sexuality in East Asia

3 s.h.

RELS:3448 (032:148)/SOAS:3448 (039:148) The Allure of Krishna: Sacred Sexuality in Indian Culture

3 s.h.

RELS:3655 (032:188)/ASIA:3655 (039:170) Zen Buddhism

3 s.h.

RELS:3660 (032:116)/JPNS:3660 (39J:109) Japanese Religion and Thought

3 s.h.

RELS:3666 (032:166) The History of a Religious and Spiritual Practice: Yoga in Asia and Beyond

3 s.h.

SOAS:1502 (039:018)/RELS:1502 (032:008) Asian Humanities: India

3 s.h.

 

Europe
Appropriate for these languages: Czech, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish


ARTH:3020 (01H:157)/FREN:3030 (009:130) Paris and the Art of Urban Life

3 s.h.

CINE:2621 (048:021) Introduction to European Film

3 s.h.

CINE:4604 (048:104) Topics in European Film

3 s.h.

CL:3263 (218:163) Studies in 20th Century European Literature

arr.

ENGL:2330 (008:091) Topics in Modern British Literature After 1900

3 s.h.

ENGL:2360 (008:065) Twentieth-Century British Literature

3 s.h.

ENGL:2361 (008:066) Twenty-first-Century British Literature

3 s.h.

ENGL:3350 (008:110) Literature and Culture of 20th- and 21st-Century Britain

3 s.h.

FREN:1510 (009:030) Cultural Misunderstandings: France and U.S.A.

3 s.h.

FREN:3120 (009:114) French Civilization

3 s.h.

FREN:3130 (009:120) French-Speaking Cultures

3 s.h.

FREN:3225 (009:119) Studies in Modern France

3 s.h.

FREN:3510 (009:147)/CINE:3605 (048:105) French Cinema

3 s.h.

FREN:3540 (009:148)/CINE:3647 (048:167)/GWSS:3540 (131:167) Gender and Sexuality in French Cinema

3 s.h.

FREN:4015 (009:166) Francophone Cinema

3-4 s.h.

FREN:4080 (009:168)/CL:4368 (218:168) Post-Colonial Literature in France

3 s.h.

GRMN:2618 (13E:118)/CL:2618 (218:148) The Third Reich and Literature

3 s.h.

GRMN:2720 (13E:120)/HIST:2920 (16E:090) Germany in the World

3 s.h.

GRMN:2775 (13E:075) Scandinavian Crime Fiction

3 s.h.

GRMN:3236 (013:136) German Film

3 s.h.

GRMN:3250 (013:135) Brief Texts About Big Events

3 s.h.

GRMN:3405 (013:105) German Cultural History

3 s.h.

GRMN:3501 (013:101) Introduction to German Literature

3 s.h.

GRMN:3550 (013:156) The Politics of Remembrance in German Multicultural Literature and Film

3 s.h.

GRMN:4315 (013:115) Contemporary German Civilization

3 s.h.

GRMN:4540 (013:140) Literature in Film

3 s.h.

HIST:2465 (16E:065) Europe Since 1945

3 s.h.

HIST:3145 (16W:155) Europe and the U.S. in the Twentieth Century

3 s.h.

HIST:4435 (16E:132) War and Society in Modern Europe

3 s.h.

HIST:4438 (16E:130) Modern European Imperialism

3 s.h.

HIST:4460 (16E:135) Twentieth-Century Europe: The Nazi Era

3 s.h.

HIST:4461 (16E:136) Twentieth-Century Europe: The Cold War and After

3 s.h.

HIST:4465 (16E:144) Modern France 1870-Present

3 s.h.

HIST:4466 (16E:145)/FREN:4466 (009:145) France and Algeria from Pirates to Terrorism

3 s.h.

HIST:4470 (16E:146) France from 1815-Present

3 s.h.

HIST:4475 (16E:156)/GRMN:4475 (13E:126) Germany Since 1914: Weimar, Hitler, and After

3 s.h.

HIST:4486 (16E:152) Modern Britain: The Twentieth Century

3 s.h.

HIST:4978 (16E:158) Holocaust in History and Memory

3 s.h.

ITAL:3550 (018:132) Images of Modern Italy

3 s.h.

ITAL:4350 (018:114) Studies in Italian Language

3 s.h.

ITAL:4667 (018:105) Modern Italian Fiction

3 s.h.

ITAL:4668 (018:106) Modern Italian Poetry and Drama

3 s.h.

POLI:3401 (030:142) European Union

3 s.h.

POLI:3403 (030:147) Parties and Elections Around the World

3 s.h.

POLI:3412 (030:140) Government and Politics of Europe

3 s.h.

POLI:3416 (030:172) France in the 21st Century

3 s.h.

PORT:3500 (038:107) Introduction to Portuguese Literature

3 s.h.

SPAN:1900 (035:090) Diversity and Cultures in Spain

3 s.h.

SPAN:2400 (035:110) Readings in Spanish Literature

3 s.h.

SPAN:3600 (035:150) Cultures of Spain

3 s.h.

SPAN:3620 (035:153) Madrid

3 s.h.

SPAN:3820 (035:161) Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature

3 s.h.

SPAN:3830 (035:156) Spanish Literature of the Transition

3 s.h.

SPAN:3840 (035:157) Contemporary Spanish Short Story

3 s.h.

SPAN:4860 (035:170) The Spanish Civil War

3 s.h.

 

Latin America
Appropriate for these languages: Portuguese or Spanish


ANTH:2110 (113:131) Latin American Economy and Society

3 s.h.

ANTH:3111 (113:119)/GHS:3040 (152:119) Health in Mexico

3 s.h.

CINE:2624 (048:024) Introduction to Latin American Film

3 s.h.

CINE:4678 (048:178)/SPAN:4810 (035:191) Topics in Latin American Cinema

3 s.h.

CL:3396 (218:196)/SPAN:3420 (035:143) Cuban American Literature and Culture

3 s.h.

ENGL:3530 (008:114) Caribbean Literature and Culture

3 s.h.

ENGL:3535 (008:133) Inter-American Studies

3 s.h.

HIST:2288 (16A:069) Introduction to Mexican American History

3 s.h.

HIST:4216 (16A:112) Mexican American History

3 s.h.

HIST:4217 (16A:113) Latina/o Immigration

3 s.h.

HIST:4501 (16W:106) Society and Revolution in Cuba

3 s.h.

HIST:4502 (16W:107)/AINS:4502 (149:107) History of Mexico

3 s.h.

HIST:4505 (16W:110) Topics in Latin American History

3 s.h.

HIST:4508 (16W:108)/GHS:4508 (152:109) Medicine and Public Health in Latin America, 1820-2000

3 s.h.

HIST:4515 (16W:112) Introduction to Modern Latin America

3 s.h.

HIST:4520 (16W:114) Latin America and the U.S.: The Historical Perspective

3 s.h.

HIST:4525 (16W:115) Latin American Revolution

3 s.h.

HIST:4526 (16W:116) Dictatorships of Latin America

3 s.h.

LAS:2700 (130:070)/IS:2700 (187:070)/PORT:2700 (038:070)/SPAN:2700 (035:070) Introduction to Latin American Studies

3 s.h.

LAS:4700 (130:176)/PORT:4700 (038:176)/CL:4700 (218:153)/ANTH:4700 (113:132)/SPAN:4900 (035:176)/HIST:4504 (16W:109) Latin American Studies Seminar

3 s.h.

MUS:3311 (025:104) Music of Latin America and the Caribbean

3 s.h.

POLI:3415 (030:144) Latin American Politics

3 s.h.

PORT:1800 (038:020) Contemporary Brazilian Narrative

3 s.h.

PORT:2800 (038:115) Writing Brazil in the U.S.

3 s.h.

PORT:3400 (038:106) Brazilian Literature After 1900

3 s.h.

PORT:3800 (038:110) Mapping Portuguese Cultures: Portugal and Africa

3 s.h.

PORT:4000 (038:112) Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature

3 s.h.

SPAN:1800 (035:020) Contemporary Spanish American Narrative

3 s.h.

SPAN:2200 (035:114) Introduction to Spanish American Cultures

3 s.h.

SPAN:2500 (035:111) Readings in Spanish American Literature

3 s.h.

SPAN:2800 (035:113) Screening Latin America

3 s.h.

SPAN:2900 (035:107) Music of the Hispanic World

3 s.h.

SPAN:3200 (035:130) Cultures of Spanish America

3 s.h.

SPAN:3270 (035:146)/CL:3262 (218:162) Pan-Caribbean Literary Currents

3 s.h.

SPAN:3290 (035:148) Topics in Cinema and Society

3 s.h.

SPAN:3300 (035:131) Contemporary Spanish American Fiction

3 s.h.

SPAN:3310 (035:134) Spanish American Short Story

3 s.h.

SPAN:3320 (035:132) Spanish American Poetry

3 s.h.

SPAN:3350 (035:140) Contemporary Spanish American Literature

3 s.h.

SPAN:3360 (035:144)/GWSS:3360 (131:162) Latin American Women Writers

3 s.h.

SPAN:3440 (035:135) Topics in Latino/a Literature and Culture

3 s.h.

SPAN:4310 (035:175) Cultural Identity in Caribbean Literature

3 s.h.

SPAN:4350 (035:171) Twentieth-Century Spanish American Theater and Performance

3 s.h.

SPAN:4370 (035:177) Literature and Mass Culture in Latin America

3 s.h.

SPAN:4380 (035:193) Narratives of Underdevelopment

3 s.h.

SPAN:4820 (035:174) Latino/a Popular Culture

3 s.h.

SPAN:4880 (035:195) Comic Books and Graphic Novels in the Hispanic World

3 s.h.

 

Middle East/Africa
Appropriate for these languages: Swahili, or proficiency in another contemporary Middle Eastern or African language


ARAB:1050 (195:050) Topics in Middle East/Muslim World Studies I

3 s.h.

ARAB:2025 (195:126) Study Abroad: Culture and Society

1 s.h.

ARAB:2050 (195:125) Topics in Middle East/Muslim World Studies II

3 s.h.

ARTH:1040 (01H:002) Arts of Africa

3 s.h.

ARTH:3150 (01H:107) Art of West Africa

3 s.h.

ARTH:3170 (01H:116) The Art of Central Africa

3 s.h.

ARTH:3325 (01H:125) Kings, Gods, and Heroes: Art of the Ancient Near East

3 s.h.

ASIA:1770 (039:017) Asian Humanities: Middle East

3 s.h.

ASIA:3120 (039:121) Autobiography in Islamic Literary Cultures

3 s.h.

ASIA:3550 (039:125) Islam, Secularity, Modernity

3 s.h.

ENGL:3550 (008:119)/AFAM:3550 (129:119) African Literature

3 s.h.

ENGL:3555 (008:157)/AFAM:3555 (129:158) Topics in African Cinema

3 s.h.

FREN:3130 (009:120) French-Speaking Cultures

3 s.h.

FREN:4015 (009:166) Francophone Cinema

3-4 s.h.

FREN:4110 (009:163) Francophone Literature of the African Diaspora

3 s.h.

FREN:4466 (009:145)/HIST:4466 (16E:145) France and Algeria from Pirates to Terrorism

3 s.h.

GEOG:2404 (044:161) African Development

3 s.h.

GEOG:4960 (044:164) The Middle East

3 s.h.

HIST:2708 (016:008) Civilizations of Africa

3 s.h.

HIST:4715 (16W:121)/AFAM:4715 (129:164) African History Since 1880

3 s.h.

HIST:4723 (16W:123) Slavery, Gender, and Identity in East Africa

3 s.h.

HIST:4724 (16W:124) Crossing the Indian Ocean

3 s.h.

HIST:4725 (16W:125)/GWSS:4725 (131:125) Women and Gender in African History

3 s.h.

HIST:4728 (16W:128)/SWAH:4000 (211:124) Identity, Trade, and Diaspora

3 s.h.

HIST:4730 (16W:126) Slavery, Jihads, and Saints in Islamic Africa

3 s.h.

HIST:4810 (16W:152) History of the Modern Middle East

3 s.h.

HIST:4815 (16W:153) Topics in the Modern Middle East

3 s.h.

POLI:1403 (030:043) Introduction to Politics in the Muslim World

3 s.h.

POLI:3406 (030:156) Ethnic and Religious Conflict in the Muslim World

3 s.h.

POLI:3418 (030:176) Governance in the Middle East

3 s.h.

POLI:3419 (030:145) War in the Muslim World

3 s.h.

POLI:3421 (030:103) The Politics of Southern Africa

3 s.h.

POLI:3423 (030:105) The Middle East: Policy and Diplomacy

3 s.h.

PORT:3800 (038:110) Mapping Portuguese Cultures: Portugal and Africa

3 s.h.

RELS:1130 (032:030) Introduction to Islamic Civilization

3 s.h.

RELS:2852 (032:052)/GWSS:2052 (131:060) Women in Islam and the Middle East

3 s.h.

RELS:3020 (032:157) Religion and Politics

3 s.h.

RELS:3855 (032:155) Human Rights and Islam

3 s.h.

RELS:4133 (032:133) Special Topics: Islamic and Middle Eastern Societies

3 s.h.

RELS:4768 (032:168) Islamic Sects

3 s.h.

RELS:4859 (032:159)/LAW:8250 (091:223) Comparative Islamic Law

3 s.h.

 

Russia/Eastern Europe
Appropriate for these languages: Russian, or proficiency in a modern Slavic language


HIST:4493 (16E:178) Soviet Union 1917-1945

3 s.h.

POLI:1401 (030:041) Introduction to the Politics of Russia and Eurasia

3 s.h.

POLI:3401 (030:142) European Union

3 s.h.

POLI:3405 (030:159) Authoritarian Politics

3 s.h.

POLI:3410 (030:146) Russian Foreign Policy

3 s.h.

POLI:3413 (030:141) Russian Politics

3 s.h.

SLAV:1131 (041:098) Introduction to Russian Culture

3 s.h.

SLAV:1132 (041:099) Russia Today

3 s.h.

SLAV:1450 (041:058) Diversities of Eastern Europe: Culture, Art, and Politics

3 s.h.

SLAV:1531 (041:093) Slavic Folklore

3 s.h.

SLAV:1532 (041:094) Religion and Culture of Slavs

3 s.h.

SLAV:2100 (041:150) Secrets of Russian Mentality

3 s.h.

SLAV:2131 (041:160) Women in Russian Society

3 s.h.

SLAV:2232 (041:075)/CL:2700 (218:075) Romani (Gypsy) Cultures of Eastern Europe

3 s.h.

SLAV:2531 (041:164)/CL:2531 (218:164) Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

3 s.h.

SLAV:3082 (041:082) Youth Subcultures After Socialism

3 s.h.

SLAV:3100 (041:165) West and East: Women in the Slavic World

3 s.h.

SLAV:3122 (041:155)/CL:3122 (218:149) Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

3-4 s.h.

SLAV:3124 (041:157) Invitation to Nabokov

3 s.h.

SLAV:3131 (041:104)/GHS:3131 (152:170) Health Care and Health Reforms in Russia

3 s.h.

SLAV:3202 (041:102)/CL:3302 (218:107) Russian Literature in Translation 1860-1917

3 s.h.

SLAV:3221 (041:168)/CL:3221 (218:154) Twentieth-Century Czech Authors

3 s.h.

Policies

  • Undergraduate students pursuing a degree from the University of Iowa are eligible for the certificate.
  • Students who already have earned a baccalaureate degree from the University of Iowa may return to complete or earn the certificate if they are not enrolled in a graduate or professional program.
  • Holders of baccalaureate degrees from other institutions who are not enrolled in a graduate or professional program may enroll at the University of Iowa to complete the certificate.
  • Students must declare their intention to pursue the certificate with an advisor and submit a plan of study.
  • A minimum grade-point average of 2.00 must be maintained on all IBC course work.
  • Certificate courses may not be taken pass/nonpass.
  • A minimum of 20 semester hours of certificate course work (other than language courses) must be completed at the University of Iowa or in approved study abroad programs.
  • A course may not be used to satisfy more than one certificate requirement.
  • IBC courses may also satisfy major or minor requirements.
  • University of Iowa Guided Independent Study is accepted toward the certificate.
  • Students who want to use credit earned while studying abroad should consult an IBC advisor before leaving campus.
  • When students complete the certificate requirements and graduate, the Certificate in International Business is noted on their transcript.

How to Declare the IBC

You may declare the IBC by logging into your ISIS account and navigating to Student Records > Programs Of Study And Advisor.

Students who want to pursue the International Business Certificate are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an IBC advisor to learn more about the program.

  • Students admitted to the Tippie College of Business, or advised in the Tippie Undergraduate Program Office, will receive IBC advising from their major advisor, as assigned, in C140 PBB.
  • Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are assigned an IBC advisor in the Academic Advising Center, C210 Pomerantz Center.

It is beneficial to consult an IBC advisor early in the undergraduate course of study because many of the classes that satisfy IBC requirements may also apply to general education credit and a major or minor. Declaring the certificate will ensure that you receive the latest information about future classes and other activities that may be of interest to you as you progress toward graduation and completing the IBC requirements.

Study Abroad

A study abroad experience is an excellent complement to the IBC. Many IBC participants find that study abroad proves to be highly enriching. The IBC provides broad exposure to the global business environment, while the study abroad experience immerses the student in the culture and social environment of a specific country. IBC course requirements may be satisfied with credit earned at another university, if prior approval for the course work is received from the IBC advisor.

To view some potential study abroad business course equivalencies, see the Tippie College database.

To view previous study abroad liberal arts course approvals, visit the ISIS transfer course search.

Students interested in pursuing study abroad opportunities should visit UI Study Abroad in 1111 University Capitol Centre.

Recent IBC participants have studied in:

Hong Kong, China
Alicante, Spain
Lyon, France
Newcastle, Australia
Montevideo, Uruguay
Santiago, Chile
Freiburg, Germany
Montreal, Canada
Madrid, Spain
Vienna, Austria

Turin, Italy
Heidelberg,Germany
Moscow, Russia
Seville, Spain
Herida, Costa Rica
Nagoya, Japan
Merida, Venezuela
London, England
Frankfurt, Germany
Tilburg, Negtherlands

Advising

Students who want to pursue the International Business Certificate are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an IBC advisor to learn more about the program.

  • Students admitted to the Tippie College of Business, or advised in the Tippie Undergraduate Program Office, will receive IBC advising from their major advisor, as assigned, in C140 PBB.
  • Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are assigned an IBC advisor in the Academic Advising Center, C210 Pomerantz Center.

It is beneficial to consult an IBC advisor early in the undergraduate course of study because many of the classes that satisfy IBC requirements may also apply to general education credit and a major or minor. Declaring the certificate will ensure that you receive the latest information about future classes and other activities that may be of interest to you as you progress toward graduation and completing the IBC requirements.