European Studies was developed to offer students a comprehensive approach to Western, Central and Eastern European affairs for a liberal education background and career preparation. A multidisciplinary perspective is offered, with most studies focused on political science, history, sociology and foreign language. The offerings in the disciplines participating in this major are far-reaching in scope and yet provide for in-depth studies of individual countries or sub-regions, tailored to the individual student's interests and needs.
The Center for International Studies and Programs offers students opportunities to study and travel abroad through University-wide programs or through other consortial arrangements to observe cultural, political and economic phenomena firsthand.
The following outline constitutes a guideline for a student who would, in consultation with the adviser for European Studies, work out a specific program of 45 required hours.
- Approximately 21 hours from the social sciences, as approved by the adviser. Examples
of courses a student might take include:
-ECON: 3410, 3500
-PSC: 2620, 4610, 4620
- Approximately 24 hours from the humanities, as approved by the adviser. Examples of
courses a student might take include:
-HIST: 2180, 2650, 4100, 4510
-CLC: 2050, 2060
-PHIL: 3250, 4240, 4260
- European Language courses
-Students also must satisfy the Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement.