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The multidisciplinary Certificate in Albanian and Southeastern European Studies consists of four 4-credit hour courses (16 credit hours total), and is available to DePaul undergraduate and non-degree seeking students.  It explores the intersections and connections of Albanian history, language, culture, and politics to the larger regions of the Balkans, Eastern Mediterranean, and Southeastern Europe.  Many of the courses in the certificate can be double counted toward the learning domains, and students can build their own interdisciplinary curriculum by drawing on courses from different disciplines that explore the history, politics, and culture of Albania and Kosovo, Southeastern Europe, and the European Union through multiple perspectives.  This certificate helps students to internationalize their academic plan, and can also demonstrate an understanding of Albania, Southeastern Europe, and broader European culture, history, and politics to potential graduate schools or employers.

Certificate Requirements:

  • One 4-credit hour core course:   MOL 280 
  • Three 4-credit hour elective courses (see sample course list below for details)

Note
Advanced or heritage speakers of Albanian can choose to complete two 2-credit FLAC courses in Albanian language instead of one of the required 4-credit hour electives in English.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Core Course
MOL 280FOOD, HISTORY, IDENTITY IN THE BALKANS: THE UNBEARABLE SIMILARITY OF OTHER4
At least one elective course chosen from:
MOL 281TIRANA-WARSAW EXPRESS: STORYTELLING AFTER THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL4
MOL 283BORDERS AND WALLS IN CONTEMPORARY ART AND LITERATURE: FROM ALBANIA TO ARIZONA4
MOL 285THE PLAGUE: PANDEMICS BETWEEN FICTION AND REALITY4
MOL 286HOLOCAUST IN THE BALKANS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALBANIA RESCUING GERMAN JEWS FROM NAZIS4
MOL 397SPECIAL TOPICS IN MODERN LANGUAGES4
Remaining elective course chosen from:4
HST 251ORIGINS OF THE COLD WAR, 1917 - 19534
GEO 204RELIGIOUS GEOGRAPHY4
GEO 301ECONOMIC INEQUALITY AND POLITICAL TRAUMA4
INT 304MIGRATION AND FORCED MIGRATION4
PSC 340THE EUROPEAN UNION4
Language Course (optional; for advanced and heritage speakers of Albanian):
MOL 395FLAC FOR ALBANIAN STUDIES2


Certificate Advising:

To declare the certificate, students must contact the Hidai “Eddie” Bregu Endowed Chair in Albanian Studies, Dr. Gazmend Kapllani .  Dr. Kapllani advises on the completion of requirements and can share additional information on opportunities that complement classroom learning, such as research opportunities, academic internships, and scholarships.