Students can declare the certificate in consultation with the faculty advisor for the certificate. Additional information can be found under the Advising and Careers tab for this program or in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic Studies.
In order to receive the certificate in East Central European languages, literature, and cultures, students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits total.
|Select one of the following options:||6-8|
| Third Semester Czech|
and Fourth Semester Czech
| Third Semester Polish|
and Fourth Semester Polish 1
| Third Semester Serbo-Croatian|
and Fourth Semester Serbo-Croatian
|Select three courses from the following:||9|
|Slavic Science Fiction through Literature and Film|
|The Writings of Vaclav Havel: Crtitique of Modern Society|
|Polish Literature in Translation: 14th to the Mid-19th Century|
|Polish Literature in Translation: Late 19th and 20th Centuries|
|Literatures and Cultures of Eastern Europe|
|Topics in Slavic Literatures in Translation|
|The Vampire in Literature and Film|
|History of Serbian and Croatian Literature|
|Polish Literature (in Translation), Middle Ages to 1863|
|Polish Literature (in Translation) since 1863|
|Literatures and Cultures of Eastern Europe|
|Topics in Slavic Literatures|
|Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey|
|Zarys historii literatury polskiej|
|Study Abroad in Poland|
|Polish Culture and Area Studies on Study Abroad|
|Slavic and East European Folklore|
|Istorija srpske i hrvatske literature|
|Moderna srpska i hrvatska literatura|
|Historia literatury polskiej do roku 1863|
|Historia literatury polskiej po roku 1863|
Students can satisfy this requirement by completing any two courses in Polish language beyond the second semester, including: SLAVIC 207 Third Semester Polish, SLAVIC 208 Fourth Semester Polish, SLAVIC 277 Third Year Polish I, SLAVIC 278 Third Year Polish II, SLAVIC 331 Fourth Year Polish I, and SLAVIC 332 Fourth Year Polish II.
Residence and quality of work
At least 8 credits must be earned in residence.
Students must earn a cumulative 2.000 GPA on required certificate coursework.
Certificate COMPLETION REQUIREMENT
This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.
- Minimally acquire intermediate proficiency in an East Central European Language (Czech, Polish, or SerboCroatian).
- Develop and apply writing skills and oral communications skills appropriate to Liberal Arts education in the context of Slavic studies to the literatures and cultures of the region.
- Develop and apply critical-thinking skills inherent in the Liberal Arts tradition to the literature and culture of the region.
- Analyze and interpret cultural products of the region (i.e. works of literature, films, etc.) in themselves and in the context of specific historical and cultural conditions.
Language placement tests are advised for any student with previous knowledge or experience with Polish or Czech. The test consists of a one-on-one appointment with a professor, with written, oral, and reading comprehension components.
Placement Advisors for the languages represented by the certificate are:
- David Danaher (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Czech
- Łukasz Wodzyński (email@example.com) for Polish
For other undergraduate concerns or to declare the certificate, please contact our undergraduate advisor:
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