Students with an interest in Russia or in central and eastern
Europe may pursue a concentration in this area as part of their regular
degree studies. Students who fulfill the following requirements may be
awarded a Certificate in Russian, Central and East European Studies
upon completion of their degree. In many cases, the certificate
requirements may be used to satisfy the student's own graduate degree
Completion of three courses (9 credits) in Russian, Central and East
European subjects, with a grade of B or better. These courses must
be taken in disciplines other than the student's degree program. Of
these three courses, no more than two can be in any one discipline.
Only one can be in the 300-400 level, subject to approval by the
2. Completion of a yearlong seminar (6
credits) offered by the Center for Comparative European Studies or
completion of a major research paper under the guidance of two
participating faculty members.
3. Proof of proficiency in one
of the languages of the region. Language tests are administered by the
Center for Comparative European Studies.
Only students already
admitted to a degree program in the Graduate School-New Brunswick may
participate in the certificate program. Courses in Russian, Central and
East European Studies are offered by participating faculty through
their departments and graduate programs. Further information is
available from the director of the certificate program.