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Language Certificate: Filipino/Tagalog



The IPLL Language certificate consists of a minimum of 15 credits from 201 or above, of which 9 credits must be upper level (300-400 level). Intermediate- (200-) level language courses may count for both HSL and the Language Certificate when courses are taken for a letter grade.

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all courses counting toward the Certificate. All courses must likewise be taken for a letter grade; CR/NC and Back Credits cannot count toward the Language Certificate.

Proficiency-level and nature of the coursework:

3rd-year-level language proficiency is the minimum standard for receiving the certificate. Thus, the certificate coursework must include a minimum of 3 credits of language study at the 300-level or above. However, substitution of subject-relevant non-language courses in the relevant subject area is allowed for students who already have advanced proficiency in the language (e.g. native/heritage speakers), subject to availability and advisor approval.


Jayson Parba,

Course Catalog:

FIL 201-202: Intermediate Filipino (HSL)
FIL 301-302: Third-Level Filipino I & II (WI, O)
FIL 401-402: Fourth-Level Filipino I & II (WI, O)
FIL 435: Filipino Translation Techniques
FIL 451: Structure of Filipino
ASAN 320P: Asian Nation Studies: Philippines
ASAN/HIST 406: Modern Philippines
ASAN 491P: Topics in Asian Studies: Philippines
HIST 294: History of the Philippines
HIST 305: History of Southeast Asia

HIST 306: History of Southeast Asia
IP 273E: Introduction to Indo-Pacific Language & Culture: Philippines
IP 360: Fiipino Food, Music, and  Rituals: Art and Culture Studies
IP 362: Philippine Drama: History, Art, Culture
IP 363: Philippine Contemporary Literature in English
IP 364: Philippine Popular Culture
IP 396: Philippine Literature and Folklore in Translation
IP 411: Ilokano Literature in Translation
IP 431: Rizal’s Literary Works in Translation

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