Certificate in Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies
The Certificate in Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies is awarded to graduating seniors who have successfully completed the requirements described below. Candidacy for the Certificate is open to all Georgetown University undergraduates.
For more information on the SFS certificate program, see the Georgetown University Undergraduate Bulletin and the School of Foreign Service Undergraduate Academic Program.
The application form for the Undergraduate Certificate in Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies may be downloaded in Adobe pdf format.
Candidates for the Certificate in Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies must complete the following requirements:
Courses in Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies
Satisfactorily complete six (6) one-semester courses devoted substantially to the study of Australia and/or New Zealand and/or the Pacific including:
- one course on the history of Australia since European settlement, or the equivalent;
- at least one course in the humanities (literature, fine art, film arts);
- at least two courses in the social sciences (economics, government, sociology/anthropology, demography, public policy, international affairs);
- at least one course with significant New Zealand content (ordinarily, this will be a course offered by the Fulbright Visiting Professor of New Zealand Studies); and
- INAF 309 CANZ tutorial ( 3 credits), REQUIRED of all certificate candidates for the completion of the research paper. The tutorial will be offered in both Fall and Spring semesters. It is in addition to the six courses referred to above.
Research Paper Requirement
Present two (2) copies in writing of, and report orally on, a major Research Paper of 25 or more pages on a topic in Australian and/or New Zealand and/or Pacific Studies, prepared under the supervision of and approved by a member of the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies faculty or any other Georgetown faculty member approved by the Director of the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies. The Research Paper will be evaluated by the supervising faculty member and the Director of the Center and must be of a significantly high academic standard to warrant awarding the Certificate.
All courses must be taken for letter grades, not pass/fail. At least two (2) of the six courses must be taken at Georgetown University. Courses taken at other universities or in study-abroad programs must be approved by the appropriate dean for transfer credit toward a Georgetown University degree.
Candidates for the Certificate in Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies must register with the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies Program by completing the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies Certificate Registration form, signed by the candidate's Faculty Adviser and Research Paper Adviser, by the end of the fall semester of the candidate's senior year. Early registration, during the candidate's junior year, is recommended.
The Faculty Adviser is responsible for advising the candidate on course selection, overseas study, and other aspects of his or her studies. The Research Paper Adviser is responsible for supervising and approving a candidate's Research Paper.
The Faculty Adviser and Research Paper Adviser may, but need not, be the same person. It is the responsibility of the Certificate candidate to identify and obtain the approval of a Faculty Adviser and Research Paper Adviser.
Certificate candidates are responsible for informing the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies Program of changes in their local or permanent addresses and telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, course enrollments, and other information related to the Certificate in Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies.
Information on the Certificate in Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies is available from the Program Coordinator in 232 ICC, telephone (202) 687-7464. The e-mail address is email@example.com.