East-Central European Studies


The East-Central European Studies certificate provides the opportunity to study the region of Central and Eastern Europe from an interdisciplinary perspective that incorporates both area and language studies.

About this Program

Certificates must comply with the Certificate Policy.

By requiring one semester of language study (beyond the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ language proficiency requirement), the program gives students the opportunity to enhance their language skills beyond the introductory level. Furthermore, an area studies program that includes less commonly taught languages (Czech, Hungarian, Polish) as core requirements offers a special opportunity as there are no comparable programs in the state of Florida.

The certificate program is open to all undergraduates. To be eligible, students must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in their declared major. Completion of the certificate requires a combined 3.0 GPA for all certificate coursework.

At least nine credits of coursework must be unique to the East Central European Studies certificate out of all other certificates and minors.

Required Courses

Select one:3
Eastern European Politics
Late Modern Central and Eastern Europe
Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century
Foreign Language
Select a minimum of 3 credits beyond college requirement:3-5
Introduction to Czech Language and Culture 1
Intermediate Czech 1
European Less Commonly Taught Languages
Intermediate German 1
Beginning Hungarian 1
Elementary Hungarian: Review and Progress 1
Introduction to Polish Language and Culture 1
Introduction to Russian Language and Culture 1
Intermediate Russian 1
Approved Electives6
Total Credits12-14

Minimum 6 credits

EUH 3205Nineteenth-Century Europe3
EUH 4610Society and the Sexes in Modern Europe, 18C to the Present3
EUS 3100European Cinema (approved sections) 14-8
EUS 3220Secret Police under Communism3
EUS 3400Migration in Europe3
GEA 3500Geography of Europe3
Any 3000/4000-level CZT/GET/PLT/RUT course or other special-topic courses 1
Additional electives 1

As approved by the Center for European Studies