PhilidelphiaArea Studies courses provide an in-depth understanding of the region of the world in which a student is specializing and are frequently taken during the semester or year abroad. They range from literature and cultural studies to history and socio-political topics, and students have considerable flexibility in choosing these courses.

Areas of StudySince students often fulfill these requirements at universities in other countries, the range of courses would be difficult to capture in any list. In the past, students have fulfilled this requirement by taking classes of interest to them, such as “Cuban Cinema and the Revolution” at the Universidad de la Habana, “History of France: 1940 to the Present” at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon and “Japanese Business Culture” at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.