Director of Graduate Studies
Duke University Center for International and Global Studies
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0406
The advances of interdisciplinarity have made it essential to provide a formal structure through which students from various disciplines in arts and sciences and the professional schools can obtain some grounding in other academic disciplines. The Duke University Center for International and Global Studies aims to be a pioneer in the interdisciplinary configuration of area studies work towards an area-based, but not area-bound, perspective. In this context, the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies offers a graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary European Studies. The graduate certificate is open to all advanced degree students who meet the necessary requirements. Students obtaining the certificate may have an advantage in applying for jobs requiring broad teaching across disciplines, areas and time periods.
To receive the graduate certificate, the following criteria must be met:
- Five core courses with at least a 75% European Studies content taken in at least three different departments;
- Attain competency in one European language other than English equivalent to at least four semesters of college level study ( advanced proficiency). Certification of language competency will be approved by the Executive Committee.
- Attain competency in a second European language other than English equivalent to at least two semesters of college level study ( intermediate proficiency). Certification of language competency will be approved by the Executive Committee.
- A significant focus on European Studies-related issues in dissertation work.
- It will also be required that a faculty member with European expertise be appointed to the student's dissertation committee from outside the student's home department.