Graduate Certificate Requirements

Area courses (credits)

Foreign language proficiency

Research or Capstone paper

International advisor

Administration

African Studies 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               

Interdisciplinary research paper

Anna-Maria Karnes

African Studies Program

Asian Studies Certificate

At least five courses or graduate seminars (min. 25% Asia-related content) in at least two departments (15)

Three years of college-level instruction, or equivalent proficiency, in an Asian language

Seminar paper or thesis

Emily Rook-Koepsel

Asian Studies Center

European Union  Studies Certificate

At least six courses or seminars:  six credits from core EU courses; nine credits outside major (18)

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

Allyson Delnore

European Union Center for Excellence

Global Studies Certificate

Four courses in global concentration

Two upper-level courses in regional concentration (18)

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

Elaine Linn

Global Studies Center

Latin American Studies Certificate

Two courses in major dept.

Four courses in at least two other depts. (18)

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

Interdisciplinary research paper

Luis G. Van Fossen Bravo

Center for Latin American Studies

Latin American Social and Public Policy Certificate

Three courses in major dept.

Three courses in at least two other depts. (18)

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

Interdisciplinary research paper

Luis G. Van Fossen Bravo

Center for Latin American Studies

Russian & East European Studies Certificate

Six REES-related courses

At least four courses from two or more non-major departments (18)

Three years of college-level instruction, or equivalent proficiency, in a language of the former Soviet Union or East/Central Europe

Interdisciplinary research paper

Andrew Behrendt

Center for Russian & East European Studies

West European Studies Certificate

At least six courses or seminars

At least nine credits outside major dept. (18)

Three years of college-level instruction, or equivalent proficiency, in one West European language

Interdisciplinary research paper

Allyson Delnore

European Studies Center