2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Certificate in European Studies

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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.

General Requirements

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

Course Requirements

Culture-Based Courses

Complete 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.


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.

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