Academic Credentials

African Studies Certificate
  • 1 core course (3 credits)
  • 4 elective courses (12 credits)
  • E-Portfolio
  • 4 semesters of one or more of the following:
    • Arabic
    • Swahili
    • French
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
  • Highly encouraged
African Studies Graduate Certificate
  • A total of six African Studies courses (18 credits) is required.
  • Any Graduate Class can count towards the African Certificate if there is at least 25% African content.
  • Two years of college-level instruction of an indigenous African language (Arabic, Swahili, Yoruba) or relevant European language
  • E-portfolio
Asian Studies Certificate
  • 5 courses from at least 3 different departments, one of which is from major dept. (15 credits)
  • Capstone activity and writing sample
  • 4 semesters of one or more of the following:
    • Asian language (or native speaker of an Asian language)
  • Highly encouraged
Asian Studies Graduate Certificate
  • At least five courses or graduate seminars (min. 25% Asia-related content) in at least two departments (15 credits)
  • Three years of college-level instruction, or equivalent proficiency, in an Asian language
  • Seminar paper or thesis
BPhil in International & Area Studies—Asian Studies Track
  • 8 Asia-related courses (24)
    • (only two courses from the second major can overlap with the BPhil)
  • 1 Methodology (3)
  • 1 Directed study for thesis writing (3)
3.5
  • 6 semesters in a language relevant to region of study
  • Required (exceptions may be made)
  • Proposal for plan of study
  • Defend an honors thesis
BPhil in International and Area Studies—European Studies Track
  • 8 Europe-related courses (24)
  • 1 Methodology (3)
  • 1 Directed study for thesis writing (3)
3.5
  • 6 semesters in a language relevant to region of study
  • Required (exceptions may be made)
  • Proposal for plan of study
  • Defend an honors thesis
BPhil in International and Area Studies—Global Studies Track
  • 5 Global concentration (9)
  • 2 Regional (6)
  • 1 Intro to global studies (3)
  • 1 Methodology (3)
  • 1 Capstone (3)
  • 6 semesters in a language relevant to region of study
  • Required
  • Proposal for plan of study
  • Defend an honors thesis
  • Portfolio presentation
BPhil in International and Area Studies—Latin American Studies Track
  • 8 Latin American-related courses (24)(only two courses from the second major can overlap with the BPhil)
  • 1 Methodology (3)
  • 1 Capstone (3)
  • 6 semesters in a language relevant to region of study
  • Required
  • Proposal for plan of study
  • Defend an honors thesis
  • Portfolio presentation
BPhil in International and Area Studies—Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Track
  • 8 Russia or East Europe-related courses (24 credits)
  • 1 Methodology (3 credits)
  • 1 Directed study for thesis writing (3 credits)
3.5
  • 6 semesters in a language relevant to region of study
  • Required (exceptions may be made)
  • Proposal for plan of study
  • Defend an honors thesis
European Studies Graduate Certificate
  • At least six courses or seminars:  six credits from core EU courses; nine credits outside major (18 credits)
  • Participation in EU-related co-curricular activity required
  • Three years of college-level instruction, or equivalent proficiency, in an official EU language
  • Interdisciplinary research paper
European Union Studies Certificate
  • 6 courses from at least three different departments (18 credits)
  • Capstone project
  • 4 semesters of one or more of the following:
    • An official EU language (excluding English)
  • Highly encouraged
Global Health Certificate
  • Introduction to Global Health (3 credits)
  • 2 Core Course (6 credits)
  • 3 Elective (9 credits)
  • Digital Portfolio
  • No language required
  • Highly encouraged
Global Studies Certificate
  • 5 global concentration (15 credits)
  • Intro to Global Studies (3 credits)
  • Digital portfolio presentation
  • 4 semesters of one or more of the following:
    • A language relevant to region of study
  • Highly encouraged
Global Studies Graduate Certificate
  • Four courses in global concentration
  • Two upper-level courses in regional concentration (18 credits)
  • Intermediate low/mid proficiency in less commonly taught language or intermediate high-level proficiency in commonly taught language
  • Trans-regional analysis of a global concentration written as part of a course
Latin American Social and Public Policy Graduate Certificate
  • Three courses in major dept.
  • Three courses in at least two other depts. (18 credits)
  • Three years of college-level instruction, or equivalent proficiency, in Spanish, Portuguese or an Amerindian language
  • Interdisciplinary research paper
Latin American Studies Certificate
  • 2 Latin American courses in major dept. (10 credits)
  • 5 Latin courses in at least two departments (15 credits)
  • 1 interdisciplinary paper and complete e-portfolio
  • 6 semesters of one or more of the following:
    • Spanish or Portuguese (equivalent proficiency proven via examination)
  • Required, at least 4 weeks duration
Latin American Studies Graduate Certificate
  • Two courses in major dept.
  • Four courses in at least two other depts. (18 credits)

Three years of college-level instruction, or equivalent proficiency, in Spanish, Portuguese or an Amerindian language

Interdisciplinary research paper

Latin American Studies Related Concentration
  • 1 Latin American course in major department (5)
  • 4 Latin courses in at least two departments (12)
  • 4 semesters of one or more of the following:
    • *Spanish or Portuguese (equivalent proficiency proven via examination)
  • Highly encouraged
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Certificate
  • 5 courses from at least three different departments (15 credits)
  • Interdisciplinary Capstone project
  • 4 semesters of one or more of the following:
    • Former Soviet Union or East/Central European
  • Highly encouraged
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Graduate Certificate
  • Six REES-related courses
  • At least four courses from two or more non-major departments (18 credits)
  • Three years of college-level instruction, or equivalent proficiency, in a language of the former Soviet Union or East/Central Europe
  • Interdisciplinary research paper