Central and East European Studies

Students who seek in-depth, interdisciplinary knowledge of the region are encouraged to pursue the certificate in Central and East European Studies (CEES). The certificate program offers students the opportunity to explore the culture, history, and politics of the nations of central and eastern Europe from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

The purpose of the certificate program is to enhance, rather than to replace, the department major. Students work with CEES faculty advisors to plan an appropriate certificate program. The certificate is issued by the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and is awarded in addition to a bachelor’s degree in another field.

The certificate program involves 24 hours of credit, including an introductory course (CEES 2002) and at least one course from each of three core clusters (historical, social science, and literature/culture). Students pursuing the CEES certificate are strongly encouraged to take advantage of a recognized study abroad program in Eastern Europe affiliated with CU-Boulder. Courses taken in such a program, as approved by an advisor, count toward the certificate in CEES. Only 9 credits that apply to the major can be used to fulfill requirements for the CEES certificate.

Contact the director of Central and East European Studies, Professor Elizabeth Dunn at 303-492-5388 for information.

Course code for this program is CEES.