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Certificate Programs

The University awards certificates for language and area specialization to students who have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree in any field. Certificates are currently available in Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, Canadian Studies and Contemporary Turkish Studies. The specific courses needed for a certificate in each area differ; interested students should consult the International Studies Program in East Hall, or area advisers:

Area Studies Certificate


European Studies Certificate

Adviser: Chip Long

 

Latin American Studies Certificate

Advisers: Leopoldo Rodriguez and Stephen Frenkel

 

Middle East Studies Certificate

Adviser: Tugrul Keskin

 

Asian Studies Certificate

Adviser: Sharon Carstens

 

Contemporary Turkish Studies Certificate

Adviser: Birol Yesilada

Center for Turkish Studies

Students in both the International Studies and certificate programs are encouraged to consider overseas study opportunities available through the Education Abroad Office (http://www.oia.pdx.edu/ea/), East Hall 101, or edabroad@pdx.edu.

Language and area studies certificate programs focus 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 the student's understanding of a particular world area.

Students must take 24 units (two years) of one adviser-approved language appropriate to the geographic area of concentration (or demonstrate equivalent proficiency in that language); and they must successfully complete 28 units of specified area courses.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REQUIRED CERTIFICATE PROGRAM INFORMATION


For more information and suggested courses, please contact the Area Certificate Adviser.