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european studies

european studies

European Studies

CURRICULUM

Class

The European Studies Program is designed to provide students with a basis for graduate study in fields such as history, journalism, and law, as well as other professional careers. The program offers an interdisciplinary major (B.A.) and minor.

Course List

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Requirements for the Major (B.A.)

interdisciplinary, 11 courses

EUST 101 and 102 (HIST 101 and 105 may be substituted in consultation with an adviser); one European Studies theory course; one European Studies fine or performing arts course; two semesters of a European language at a level appropriate to the student; and five additional courses focused on a single theme in European Studies.

Requirements for the Minor

interdisciplinary, 7 courses

EUST 101 or 102 (HIST 101 or 105 may be substituted in consultation with an adviser); one European Studies theory course; one European Studies fine or performing arts course; one semester of a European language at a level appropriate to the student; three additional courses focused on a single theme in European Studies.

Concentration Requirements in European Studies

Five courses must be organized around a particular theme that should be chosen in consultation with a European Studies adviser. Students are encouraged to pursue genuinely transnational studies, or studies of European institutions and ideas across time. But if a student wishes to concentrate on a particular European society, or a particular period in European history, such concentrations can be accommodated. Concentrations ought to be as multidisciplinary as possible. Within the five courses that make up the concentration, students are required to select courses from at least three different departments.