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Language Certificate: Vietnamese



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.


Jennie Tran,

Course Catalog:

VIET 201-202: Intermediate Vietnamese I & II (HSL)
VIET 301-302: Third-Level Vietnamese
VIET 401-402: Fourth-Level Vietnamese
VIET 461: Introduction to Vietnamese Literature
ANTH 461: Southeast Asian Archaeology
ASAN/IP 361: South Asian Literature in Translation
GEOG 356: Geography of Southeast Asia

HIST 305: History of Southeast Asia
HIST 306: History of Southeast Asia
HIST 403: Vietnam: History & Memory
IP 273C: Introduction to Indo-Pacific Language & Culture
IP/ASAN 361: Southeast Asian Literature in Translation
PHIL 360: Buddhist Philosophy
IP 360V: SE Asn Food Music & Ritual: VIE


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