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Africana Studies

Bachelor of Arts
Certificate
Indiana University Degree
School of Liberal Arts

The Africana Studies Program encompasses the scholarly exploration of the life and culture of people of Africa and the African Diaspora from an interdisciplinary perspective. A minor in Africana Studies gives students the opportunity to get a broad background in this area to complement students' major area of study.

The Africana Studies Program offers an 18 credit hour Certificate in African Studies designed to provide undergraduate students with an overview and understanding of both historical and contemporary perspectives on the lived experiences of the peoples and cultures of Africa. The curriculum provides students with a wide breadth of knowledge pertaining to the approaches used in the study of Africa in terms of its history, development, politics, culture, religion, health, environment, resources, growth, and economies. The Certificate in African Studies enables students to supplement their instruction in their major discipline with a concentration on African Studies. Alternatively, the Certificate provides additional preparation for students currently pursuing pre-med, pre-dentistry, nursing, business, engineering, and law degrees, who may envision a future career working in Africa.

The Africana Studies Program encompasses the scholarly exploration of the life and culture of people of Africa and the African Diaspora from an interdisciplinary perspective. A minor in Africana Studies gives students the opportunity to get a broad background in this area to complement students’ major area of study.

American Sign Language/English Interpreting

Bachelor of Science
Certificate
Indiana University Degree
School of Liberal Arts

The ASL/ English Interpreting Program introduces students to the theory and practice of interpreting. It provides a strong foundation in language, culture, interpreting, and linguistics. Students develop their abilities in ASL and English, analyze features of ASL and English, discuss ethical issues, and perform guided practice with both simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. The combination of this background with a broad liberal arts education prepares students to enter the profession of interpreting, which serves diverse populations and encompasses a wide range of subjects and settings.

Increasing numbers of Deaf people seek the communicative access that interpreters provide, and this access is mandated by legislators, yet there is a shortage of qualified interpreters nationally and locally.

IUPUI's American Sign Language (ASL)/ English Interpreting Program is one of very few baccalaureate degree programs available in the country. It prepares students to become capable and flexible participants in the rewarding profession of interpreting. The ASL/ English Interpreting Program introduces students to the theory and practice of interpreting. It provides a strong foundation in language, culture, interpreting, and linguistics. Students develop their abilities in ASL and English, analyze features of ASL and English, discuss ethical issues, and perform guided practice with both simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. The combination of this background with a broad liberal arts education prepares students to enter the profession of interpreting, which serves diverse populations and encompasses a wide range of subjects and settings.

Available as a Bachelor of Science, an undergraduate certificate, or a minor.

American Studies

Indiana University Degree
Minor
PhD
School of Liberal Arts

The field of American studies extends across a broad spectrum of disciplines to offer integrating perspectives on the American experience, thought, and expression. In this respect, American Studies is decidedly interdisciplinary in its approaches, but at the same time, it is very much a field unto itself, generating its own lines of inquiry concerning the American cultural mosaic. The minor in American studies offers students the opportunity to understand the American experience in a broader context than is usually possible through the study of a single discipline. More specifically, it provides students with courses that focus on matters that have been traditionally at issue in the study of American civilization and culture.

The Ph.D. American Studies at IUPUI does not tweak the traditional model, but builds an infrastructure for a collaborative and applied graduate school experience that closes the distance between academia and the world surrounding it. Internships will serve as the centerpiece of the program and replace the role teaching assistantships typically play. Internship sites will inform student research for dissertations and provide the foundation for future employment. Directors at these sites will assist faculty mentors in determining the coursework and skills students acquire through the academic side of the program–IUPUI serves as an academic laboratory for applied projects. The coursework and internships will often operate simultaneously, thus allowing students to work on problems and issues encountered during their internships in the courses they take. Moreover, faculty mentors and internship site directors will collaborate before, during, and after student internships, much as researchers interact with their partners when working on externally funded projects.

Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Physiology

Master
MD/PhD
PhD
School of Medicine

The Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology at Indiana University School of Medicine offers both Master’s and PhD programs to fit a broad range of career interests—from biomedical research to anatomical teaching to advanced preparation for professional school. The degree programs capitalize on the department’s faculty unique expertise in neuroscience, musculoskeletal biology, renal biology, and medical education research.

The department offers two distinct curricular pathways leading to the PhD in Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology. One pathway is designed for students seeking careers in biomedical research, and admission to the program is via the Indiana BioMedical Gateway (IBMG) Program which consists of a shared first-year experience for all biomedical science PhD students. The other is a nationally recognized PhD program for students seeking careers as anatomy and physiology educators and researchers.

The department offers three specialty areas for master's degrees: Research, Education and Pre-Professional Training (prepares students for successful careers in clinical programs of study such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy---all independent degrees not affiliated with the department).

The dual degree, MD/PhD, integrates state-of-the-art clinical medical training with cutting-edge biomedical research. Admission to the MD/PhD program is via the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at IU School of Medicine-Indianapolis.