Certificate code CTSEAS
Center for International Studies
Yamada International House 102
Athens, OH 45701
Laura Schaeffer, contact person
The Center for International Studies offers certificates in African, Asian, East Asian, European, Latin American, Southeast Asian and War and Peace Studies for students who wish to add an international dimension to their major, or who are interested in an international career or graduate work in area studies. The certificate is noted on your transcript upon graduation.
Burgeoning economic trade with the United States, important sea lanes connecting the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and the region’s extensive ethnic and religious diversity including the world’s largest Islamic nation are a few of the factors that underlie Southeast Asia’s strategic importance. The Southeast Asia Certificate critically examines these trends as well as the rich cultures, traditions, and societies of Southeast Asia.
A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in certificate courses. Complete 20 hours from at least 3 departments in the Southeast Asian Area Studies courses, including no more than 4 hours in language coursework. Complete two years or equivalent in Asian language(s) coursework. Students may petition the Certificate Director to have a language they take elsewhere fulfill the requirement. Courses taken to satisfy this requirement will not count towards the Language Requirement. Southeast Asian languages taught at Ohio University: Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese.