2015-2016 Catalog 
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2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

European Studies Certificate

Students who are pursuing a major in Spanish, a minor in French or German, or any combination of the aforementioned, are eligible to complete the European Studies certificate.


Students seeking this certificate shall demonstrate their major in Spanish and/or minor in Spanish, French, or German, and in consultation with the co-directors of the certificate, complete an application.


  • Completion of a program in at least one European language.
  • Fifteen credits of course work. 6 credit hours may be double-purposed between major/minor electives and certificate courses.

Course Requirements

Culture-Based Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Students shall take 6 credit hours in culture-based  courses within the department, in a language other than their major or minor(s). These courses will be in literature in translation, film, civilization, and/or special topics. They will be taught in English, unless the student has completed a second language or can present proficiency in a second European language. Students with proficiency in two languages should concentrate on offerings outside those languages. Courses may be selected from the following.

Capstone (3 Credit Hours)

A 3-credit European Studies thesis on a trans- or pan-European topic will be determined in consultation with the co-directors and led by the student’s primary language advisor.