HECUA is an affiliated program. You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades count toward your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies website for more information.
Each student takes four courses worth 4 semester credits each: Northern Ireland: Building a Sustainable Democracy; Understanding the Politics of the Northern Ireland Conflict; and Internship Placement and Seminar (equivalent to 2 courses).
Instruction is in English by Irish faculty. Typical credits: 16 credits for spring semester.
Understanding the Politics of the Northern Ireland Conflict fulfills the following Liberal Education requirements: Social Sciences Core; Civic Life and Ethics Theme
Building a Sustainable Democracy fulfills the following Liberal Education requirements: Social Sciences Core; Civic Life and Ethics Theme
Note: students who take at least 3 credits/3 weeks study abroad will receive the Global Perspectives theme.
Finding Course Information
Academic Fit With a University of Minnesota Degree Plan
Many courses have already been reviewed to meet Liberal Education requirements. Go to the Liberal Education Database to search for courses or submit ones for approval.
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