Monday, September 15, 2014


38152 MW 6:45-9:00,  WOODBURN HALL 119 


            This course analyzes the performance of Japan's modern politico-economic system.  Since World War II, Japan has forged one of the world’s most successful economies.  We will examine Japan's industrial structure, state economic policy, production systems, and labor-management relations. Why did Japan succeed in launching an industrial revolution at a time when most non-Western societies failed?  How has Japan’s politico-economic system differed from or resembled those of various Western countries?  In particular, what lessons might the U.S. learn from Japan’s experience that could strengthen our own political economy?  These are among the analytical questions we will examine throughout the course.  We will also pay close attention to the costs of Japan’s development and the economic difficulties that Japan has confronted in the last 20 years.

IUB GenEd S&H credit
COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
COLL (CASE) Global Civ & Culture credit

This course count (by exception) in the Political Science major (note: only two 100 level courses count in the major) and the following Political Science minors: Minor in Political Science, Minor in International Relations, and Minor in World Political Systems.



Sociolinguistics of World Englishes - Second 8-weeks course

SLST-S319 Special Topics in Second Language Studies:

Sociolinguistics of World Englishes


This course examines the linguistics and politics of English as spoken in regions such as Europe, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Selected studies of sociolinguistic variation,language change, code-switching, and Universal Grammar will inform discussion of both standard and nonstandard Englishes in multilingual societies from a sociolinguistic perspective. COLL (CASE) S&H, 3 credits


Class #36212

Time: MW, 10:10am – 12:40pm

Place: ED 1210

Instructor: David Stringer

Dept. of Second Language Studies


Publication Opportunity

The IU Journal of Undergraduate Research (IUJUR) is a newly formed student-run, faculty-mentored organization seeking to create an annual, open-access research publication for IU Bloomington. Supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Journal will highlight competitive undergraduate research work from all fields. IUJUR’s first call for papers begins October 13th, 2014 and closes February 20th, 2015. Volume I will be published June 2015 in collaboration with IUScholarWorks. Especially during this first publication year, the IUJUR Staff needs help spreading the word to student researchers across campus about this prestigious opportunity for publication. We’d appreciate the help of advisors in sharing information with their students about IUJUR and encouraging them to visit

Attention IU Seniors: Thinking about graduate school?

Want to boost your GRE score to compete in today’s academic environment?  Register now for GRE Prep-Section 2 course through IU Lifelong Learning.

This test preparation course is five weeks in length (10 review sessions) during which you will learn the techniques and test-taking strategies necessary to succeed. 

The fee for the course is $330. 


View the GRE course schedule at Fall 2014 Lifelong Learning Test Prep. 


You can register online or over the phone with a credit card.  Current IUB students in good standing may use bursar billing as a payment option.  To request a bursar billing authorization form, contact Lifelong Learning by email at, or phone 812-855-9335 (bursar billing option is NOT available online).


IU Lifelong Learning


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with our partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects. Our program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any accredited college or university in the U.S. Our Fellows have helped improve education, healthcare and living conditions, source fresh water, protect the environment, rebuild following conflict and disasters, and so much more.

Interested in International Affairs?

Information Session on Graduate Programs in International Affairs


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

4:30pm – 5:45pm

Indiana Memorial Union

Walnut Room

Indiana University



Columbia UniversityJohns Hopkins University

Georgetown UniversityPrinceton University

Tufts University



Representatives from these schools will

discuss academic programs, admission requirements,

financial aid, and career opportunities for students with

graduate degrees in international affairs.



Cindy Simon Skjodt Study Abroad Scholarship

NEW!  Cindy Simon Skjodt Study Abroad Scholarship: supports College students participating in IU-approved, credit-bearing overseas study experiences.


Eligibility Criteria: 

§  be pursuing a BA, BS, BFA, or BLS degree in the College of Arts and Sciences

§  be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at the time of application

§  have a minimum College GPA of 3.300 at the time of application

§  have been accepted to participate in an IU-approved, credit-bearing overseas study program

Note: Preference given to students with a major in Telecommunications


Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3

Open House

September 12th, 11:00 - 2:00 PM
814 E. Third Street 

The Latino Studies and Asian Studies programs are hosting a combined open house on September 12th. Come meet their new neighbors--the Center on American and Global Security and touch base with the department. 

Indian Elections Roundtable

Dhar India Studies

Fall Lecture Series

poster attached


Indian Elections Roundtable


Majed Akhter, IUB

Srimati Basu, University of Kentucky

Mona Bhan, DePauw University

Arvind Verma, IUB



Thursday, September 11


IMU Walnut Room


The Dhar India Studies Program's Fall Lecture Series events are free,

and open to the public.




For more information:

Contact us at or 812.855.5798

Presentation about Fulbright Experience

Presentation by Fulbright Scholar - Thurs. Sept. 11th from 4:00 – 5:00pm in the Great Room of the Hutton Honors College (7th and Woodlawn)

Fulbright recipient Nicole Harper will talk about her experience at the University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia in 2007-2008 and applying for a Fulbright grant. Nicole's research explored perceptions of cross-cultural learning through aesthetic experience, which involved collecting narratives from local artists and expatriates living in Slovenia. Since returning to the United States, she has completed her doctorate, published scholarly articles and taught university Art Education and Education courses. This event is open to everyone. A great opportunity to learn about applying for a Fulbright and ask a Fulbright grantee questions about her experience!


For information about Fulbright grants for students go to: Fulbright US Student Program