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European Studies

European Studies

The European Studies program allows students to fully explore and absorb the cutlture, language, history, and philosophy of the nations being studied. The program’s interdisciplinary approach combines classes from several different departments to provide complete coverage of the European experience.

European Studies

Student Profile: Jamie Soucie '20

Jamie Soucie '20

Majors: Environmental Studies and European Studies
Minor: Anthropology

“I took “Italian 101” as a first year because Rome was one of my top study abroad interests. I took a second Italian course before I went abroad to Rome as a sophomore. The Italian program has pushed me academically, allowing me to experience the culture while continuing to learn the language. I am pursuing an independent study to continue my research and passion for Italy.”

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Spotlight: Recent Grad

Recent Grad

Timothy Bonnar '14

Current Position: Analyst, Morgan Stanley

Current Location: New York, N.Y.

Major: European Studies

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Sample Courses

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Foundations of European Studies I
Antiquity to Renaissance Arising from the conjunction, over time, of ancient Mediterranean peoples with other indigenous groups, the set of cultures known as “European” continues to influence us. Drawing on art, history, literature, music, and philosophy from Greece Roman antiquity to the Renaissance, this course explores, both historically and critically, some of the core ideas which characterize these European cultures.