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Certificate in Dutch Studies (DUTCHSACRT)Department of Germanic Studies

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


The Certificate in Dutch Studies provides opportunity for advanced study in the language, culture, art, politics, economics, and society of the Dutch-speaking world. It offers a distinctive path to careers abroad from the EU to South Arica and Indonesia and humanistic engagement with one of the great global cultures.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 27 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Dutch Language Core. 15 credit hours:
  2. Modern Dutch Culture. One (1) course:
  3. The Golden Age of Dutch Culture. One (1) course:
  4. Electives. Six (6) credit hours:
    • Additional courses approved by the director of undergraduate studies
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Certificate Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Certificate Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. Certificate GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.