Undergraduate Certificate Requirements

Area courses (credits) & Other Academic Requirements

*Number of foreign language college-level semesters

Study abroad

International advisor

Administration

African Studies Certificate

1 core course (3)

4 elective courses (12)

Interdisciplinary research paper

4

*Arabic, Swahili, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Highly encouraged

Anna-Maria Karnes

African Studies Program

Asian Studies Certificate

5 courses from at least 3 different departments, one of which is from major dept. (15)

Capstone activity and writing sample

4

*Asian language (or native speaker of an Asian language)

Highly encouraged

Dr. Katherine Carlitz

Asian Studies Center

European Union Studies Certificate

6 courses from at least three different departments (18)

Capstone project

4

*An official EU language (excluding English)

Highly encouraged

Steve Lund

European Union Center for Excellence

Global Studies Certificate

3 global concentration (9)

2 regional (6)

Intro to Global Studies (3)

Trans-regional paper & portfolio presentation

4

*A language relevant to region of study

Highly encouraged

Elaine Linn

Global Studies Center

Latin American Studies Certificate

2 Latin American courses in major dept. (10)

5 Latin courses in at least two departments (15)

Capstone project

6

*Spanish or Portuguese (equivalent proficiency proven via examination)

Required, at least 6 weeks duration

Julian Asenjo

Center for Latin American Studies

Latin American
Studies related concentration

1 Latin American course in major department (5)

4 Latin courses in at least two departments (12)

4

*Spanish or Portuguese (equivalent proficiency proven via examination)

Highly encouraged

Julian Asenjo

Center for Latin American Studies

Russian & East European Studies Certificate

5 courses from at least three different departments (15)

Capstone project

4

*Former Soviet Union or East/ Central European

Highly encouraged

REES academic advisor

Center for Russian & East European Studies

West European Studies Certificate

5 courses from at least three different departments (15)

Capstone project

4

*French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Irish Gaelic, Modern Greek, Swedish

Highly encouraged

Steve Lund

European Studies Center

* Must achieve or have Intermediate low-mid language proficiency.