- Undergraduate students take 12-15 credits per semester. Most courses are 3 credits each, so O’Neill students usually average 4-5 courses for 16 weeks.
- 50% of credits you take while on exchange must be taken at O’Neill.
- All courses are taught in English.
- Courses are lecture based and taught directly by the professor. Every professor will hold office hours that are highly recommended for you to attend. These hours are for you to meet with the professor after class to get a better understanding and answer any questions on course materials
- Some classes will have Teaching Assistants (TAs) who are usually Graduate Students from the O’Neill Master’s Program.
- Their role is to help the professor and can be a resource for you if you need help in the course.
- Some of them will come to class and hold office hours just like the professor, while others may just be there to help the professor. Check with each professor to see if you have a TA for that course and if they are an available resource for you.
- Courses at American universities are laid out by their section number ranging from 100 to 499 for all undergraduate courses. Introductory courses are represented by 100 level courses and the complexity of the course increases by the section number.
- Please note: Section V450 is a course that covers different topics each semester. Please check each semester carefully as this course can cover a wide range of topics.
Coursework is offered in the following areas of focus and more:
- Arts Management
- Environmental Management & Sustainability
- Healthcare Management & Policy
- Human Resource Management
- Law & Public Policy
- Nonprofit Management & Leadership
- Policy Analysis
- Public Financial Administration
General IU course information (search "SPEA" to see O'Neill specific offerings)
Please note: if the semester you are planning to come is not yet listed online, know that most courses will be similar but that course offerings might change. You can check back at a later date to see if upcoming courses have been updated.
More information can be found on the O’Neill School Website.
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