The objective of the certificate is to provide an opportunity for students to pursue advanced interdisciplinary coursework concentrated on a region of the contemporary world.
Concentrations: The College of Liberal Arts has existing resources to offer concentrations in the following areas.
Suggested languages for each concentration are indicated:
- Africa (French, Arabic)
- East Asia (Chinese, Japanese)
- Europe (French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian)
- Latin America (Spanish)
- Middle East (Arabic)
- South Asia*
*Students who do not place into graduate level language classes should take 6 hours of the appropriate level undergraduate classes. Undergraduate language hours, however, do not count towards the credit hour total for the certificate. Students pursuing South Asian studies may substitute 6 hours of area electives for the language requirement.
This certificate may be earned as an independent academic program or as part of an existing masters degree program at WSU. For regular admission, degree-seeking students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for previous undergraduate and/or graduate work.
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