Such a certificate is a useful credential for students who seek to apply to competitive graduate programs, in English or History in particular. It should help students who apply for prestigious fellowships to study in the U.K. (e.g. Rhodes, Gates, and Marshall), as well as students who intend to go on for further study in U.S. institutions with British Studies programs. Other students will find the certificate useful in preparation for professional study in international law or for careers with international firms.
The Certificate in Business and Political German is an interdisciplinary program integrating the study of business and language that is aimed at students who want to combine an undergraduate degree in Business with extensive German language and business studies. The program is designed to enable students to acquire proficiency in German, competency in the interpretation of German culture and business affairs, and experience studying and working abroad in authentic academic and business settings.
Students take courses in economic theory, econometrics, statistics, accounting, technical agriculture, and the physical and biological sciences. A flexible offering of electives allows students to tailor the agricultural economics major to meet their particular interests and career objectives. Samples of past research projects have focused on water use efficiency and conservation, sustainable agricultural systems, policy, trade and market analysis, and land-use planning.
The distinguished faculty train students in decision-making, communication, and interpersonal skills for dynamic careers in business, natural resources, and the environment. For students wishing to pursue further studies, the program provides an excellent foundation for graduate schools in agricultural economics, economics, and professional schools in law and business administration.
Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia continues to provide a strong theoretical background for solving real-world problems and increasing the efficiency and profitability of agriculture in Georgia and beyond.
''Social work recognizes the inextricable link between individuals and their environment. I find human behavior endlessly fascinating, largely because of my inherently curious nature about people and the world around me. I want my students to be inspired to think about social work from different perspectives—service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.''
“History has always been a passion of mine. To me, it is very interesting to examine the goals and pursuits of the societies around the world that came before us. History is so much more than memorizing dates, events and names of famous people. I hope to teach history in a way that my students view as relevant to them and in a way that makes them enjoy learning about history and yearning to discover more about the past. The Social Studies Education program is full of passionate individuals who want to provide students with a great experience. While in the program, you are placed within a cohort of 25 students, allowing you to the chance to individually meet and work with staff and students. I am proud to be a part of the Social Studies Education program.”
Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, coursework teaches students about the history of social work and the development of social welfare, the impact of diversity and oppression on society, family and group development theories, community organizations, and research methodology. An internship with a social service agency during the senior year supplements classroom learning.
The program features a clinical experience where majors spend a significant amount of time observing and engaging teachers in partner schools, ultimately planning, teaching, and assessing actual students. This practicum combines with university coursework where practice is rethought and refined through interaction with faculty, doctoral students, and cutting-edge research. All majors choose an area of teaching specialization in Economics, History, Geography, or Political Science.
The Russian major at UGA provides students with communicative proficiency and competency in the Russian language and Russian culture. Courses are available in Russian conversation and composition, literature, linguistics, history, political science, and others. Students acquire critical tools to undertake independent inquiries into the field of Russian, form their own questions about cultural specificity and difference, and are highly encouraged to study abroad.
Russian is the first language of approximately 150 million people and is spoken by millions more in countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The nation of Russia continues to play a central role in global politics and maintains a rich tradition of literature, art, and music.
Leighton Rowell, a senior majoring in history and Romance languages, excels in the classroom, but her academic prowess has allowed her the opportunity to defend essays in Oxford, stargaze in Morocco and pray in the temples of Bali