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  • Russian and East-European Area Studies

    This certificate provides a foundation for graduate work in the field of and careers in government service. The program is based on a major in economics, foreign languages, geography, history, philosophy, political science, or religion.

    About this Certificate


    Ten credits maximum from the student's major may be used to fulfill the 24-credit area requirement. At least nine credits of coursework must be unique to the European Union Studies certificate out of all other certificates and minors.

    Required Courses

    • 10 credits of Russian or an East-European language, or demonstrate an equivalent reading knowledge of a language in the area.

    ​RUS 1130 and RUS 1131 Introduction to Russian Language and Culture 1 and 2 or
    CZE 1130 and CZE 1131 Introduction to Czech Language and Culture 1 and 2 or
    GER 1130 and GER 1131 Beginning Intensive German 1 and 2 or
    HNG 1130 and HNG 1131 Beginning Hungarian 1 and 2 or
    POL 1130 and POL 1131 Introduction to Polish Language and Culture 1 and 2 or
    TUR 1130 and TUR 1131 Beginning Turkish 1 and 2

    • 14 credits minimum of relevant courses approved by the program advisor.

    Students are encouraged to include at least one course in economics, history, political science and Russian or East-European culture or literature to diversify their program, or to participate in an overseas study program.

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