Certificates in Regional Studies (28 credits)
Six different regional studies certificates may be earned simultaneously with a B.A. or B.S. degree, or post baccalaureate in any major. Certificates are available in African Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, and Contemporary Turkish Studies. Each certificate focuses on the study of a group of countries or a geographical area having common linguistic and/or cultural characteristics. The course of study is designed to broaden a student’s understanding of a particular world region.
For the regional studies certificates students must take: two years (or equivalent proficiency) of a foreign language appropriate to the region and 28 graded credits (C and above) of advisor-approved courses. The specific courses needed for each regional certificate differ; discuss the options with an International Studies advisor.
Certificate in Global Studies (20 credits)
A Certificate in Global Studies may be earned simultaneously with a B.A. or B.S. degree, or post baccalaureate in any major. The certificate offers students an opportunity to be recognized for their interest in and awareness of globalization and global studies in all of its aspects -- economic, cultural, political, environmental and social.
The Certificate in Global Studies consists of 20 graded credits (C and above) of global studies or globalization-focused work including: a 4-credit foundational course and 16 credits of elective coursework.
For the foundational course, students choose from among four options (Intl 201, Ps 205, Geog 331 or Soc 320) and for the electives, students take 16 upper-division credits focusing on Global Studies or Globalization. See this list of permanent approved courses.
Other courses (including variable topics, internships, transfer courses or study abroad courses) will be considered with advisor approval.
Students completing an International Studies major or minor are not eligible to receive a Certificate in Global Studies.
Courses taken under the undifferentiated grading option (pass/no pass) will not be accepted toward fulfilling departmental certificate requirements. All courses used to satisfy the departmental certificate requirements, whether taken in the department or elsewhere, must be graded C or above.
Information on courses and requirements is available from CUPA and faculty advisors. Students should see an advisor as soon as they declare their minor and meet regularly with advisors as they pursue their degree.
CUPA Advising website; 503-725-9210
Kimberley Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-725-8194;
Evguenia Davidova, email@example.com, 503-725-8992;
Stephen Frenkel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-725-5085;
Priya Kapoor, email@example.com, 503-725-3543;
Leopoldo Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-725-8245;
Shawn Smallman, email@example.com, 503-725-9978;
Gerald Sussman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-725-5176.