European Studies Concentration

The European Studies concentration provides an intellectual meeting ground for students interested in exploring Europe from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Drawing courses from a number of different departments, the program in European Studies allows students to integrate their study of a European language and off-campus experiences in Europe with a coherent set of courses on campus to achieve a greater understanding of both new and old Europes.

Requirements for the Concentration

1. EUST 110: Introduction to European Studies: The Nation State in Europe

2. Four transnational supporting courses that a) approach a theme or issue from a pan-European perspective OR b) compare European countries or regions OR c) compare Europe (or parts of Europe) with another part of the world. These courses will engage in an examination of such overarching issues as the relation between individual and community, cultural and linguistic diversity, and globalization. The list below is not exhaustive; students should consult with the concentration director regarding other courses that may fulfill this requirement.

  • AFAM 125 New African Migrations (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ARTH 100 Renaissance, Revolution, and Reformation: The Life and Art of Albrecht Durer
  • ARTH 101 Introduction to Art History I
  • ARTH 102 Introduction to Art History II
  • ARTH 172 Modern Art: 1890-1945 (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ARTH 225 Religion, Royalty & Romantics: The Gothic and Gothic Revival (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ARTH 228 The Picturesque: Landscape between Nature and Artifice
  • ARTH 235 Revival, Revelation, and Re-animation: The Art of Europe's "Renaissance" (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ARTH 236 Baroque Art
  • ARTH 240 Art Since 1945
  • ARTH 245 Modern Architecture (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ARTH 247 Architecture Since 1950 (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ARTH 255 Islam in the Eyes of the West (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ARTH 286 Legacies of the Avant-Garde: Dada Then and Now (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ARTH 287 Legacies of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism Then and Now (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ARTH 323 Idolatry (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ARTH 340 Theories of Postmodernism (not offered in 2016-17)
  • CAMS 211 Film History II (not offered in 2016-17)
  • CAMS 214 Film History III
  • CCST 270 Creative Travel Writing Workshop
  • ECON 233 European Economic History (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ECON 250 History of Economic Ideas (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ENGL 114 Introduction to Medieval Literature (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ENGL 135 Imperial Adventures (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ENGL 194 The "Great War" and the Literary Imagination (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ENGL 210 From Chaucer to Milton: Early English Literature
  • ENGL 350 The Postcolonial Novel: Forms and Contexts (not offered in 2016-17)
  • EUST 100 Allies or Enemies? America through European Eyes
  • EUST 159 "The Age of Isms" - Ideals, Ideas and Ideologies in Modern Europe
  • EUST 279 Cross Cultural Psychology in Prague: Nationalism, Minorities, Migrations
  • FREN 206 Contemporary Francophone Culture
  • FREN 238 French Classics Reimagined (not offered in 2016-17)
  • FREN 249 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris (not offered in 2016-17)
  • FREN 255 Islam in France: Historical Approaches and Current Debates
  • FREN 259 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
  • FREN 309 Communication and Stylistics
  • FREN 349 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris (not offered in 2016-17)
  • FREN 360 The Algerian War of Liberation and Its Representations (not offered in 2016-17)
  • FREN 395 Middle East and French Connection
  • HIST 130 The History of Political Thought, 300-1600: Power, Authority, and Imagination (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 137 Early Medieval Worlds (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 138 Crusades, Mission, and the Expansion of Europe (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 139 Foundations of Modern Europe (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 140 The Age of Revolutions: Modern Europe, 1789-1914 (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 141 Europe in the Twentieth Century
  • HIST 142 Women in Modern Europe
  • HIST 204 Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 209 The Revolutionary Atlantic
  • HIST 231 Mapping the World Before Mercator (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 232 Renaissance Worlds in France and Italy (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 233 Cultures of Empire: Byzantium, 843-1453 (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 234 Papacy, Church, and Empire in the Middle Ages (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 236 Women and Gender in Europe before the French Revolution
  • HIST 237 The Enlightenment (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 238 The Viking World
  • HIST 247 The First World War as Global Phenomenon (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 249 Two Centuries of Tumult: Modern Central Europe
  • HIST 287 From Alchemy to the Atom Bomb: The Scientific Revolution and the Making of the Modern World
  • HIST 346 The Holocaust (not offered in 2016-17)
  • MELA 230 Jewish Collective Memory (not offered in 2016-17)
  • MUSC 210 Medieval and Renaissance Music (not offered in 2016-17)
  • MUSC 211 Baroque and Classical Music
  • PHIL 272 Early Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 274 Existentialism (not offered in 2016-17)
  • POSC 120 Democracy and Dictatorship
  • POSC 247 Comparative Nationalism (not offered in 2016-17)
  • POSC 255 Post-Modern Political Thought
  • POSC 259 Justice Among Nations (not offered in 2016-17)
  • POSC 263 European Political Economy (not offered in 2016-17)
  • POSC 265 Capitalist Crises, Power, and Policy
  • POSC 268 Global Environmental Politics and Policy
  • POSC 276 Imagination in Politics (not offered in 2016-17)
  • POSC 277 Religion in Politics: Conflict or Dialogue? (not offered in 2016-17)
  • POSC 283 Separatist Movements (not offered in 2016-17)
  • POSC 284 War and Peace in Northern Ireland (not offered in 2016-17)
  • POSC 352 Political Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville*
  • POSC 358 Comparative Social Movements* (not offered in 2016-17)
  • POSC 359 Cosmopolitanism*
  • RELG 225 Losing My Religion (not offered in 2016-17)
  • RELG 231 From Luther to Kierkegaard (not offered in 2016-17)
  • RELG 287 Many Marys (not offered in 2016-17)
  • RELG 329 Theology, Pluralism, and Culture (not offered in 2016-17)
  • RELG 380 Radical Critiques of Christianity (not offered in 2016-17)
  • SOAN 283 Immigration and Immigrants in Europe and the United States (not offered in 2016-17)

3. Two country-specific supporting courses in the participating disciplines, each of which focuses on a particular European country or region. Country-specific courses need not address pan-European issues, but students will be expected to bring a comparative awareness of Europe to their learning experience.

  • ARTH 307 Rome: The Art of Michelangelo and Caravaggio (not offered in 2016-17)
  • CAMS 212 Contemporary Spanish Cinema (not offered in 2016-17)
  • CAMS 234 Cinema Directors: Sokurov (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ECON 221 Cambridge Program: Contemporary British Economy
  • ECON 222 Cambridge Program: The Origins of the Modern Economy
  • ECON 223 English Culture Between the Wars
  • ENGL 144 Shakespeare I
  • ENGL 210 From Chaucer to Milton: Early English Literature
  • ENGL 211 Neoclassic, Romantic, and Victorian Literature (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ENGL 213 Christopher Marlowe (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ENGL 214 Revenge Tragedy (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ENGL 218 The Gothic Spirit (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ENGL 222 The Art of Jane Austen
  • ENGL 244 Shakespeare I
  • ENGL 249 Irish Literature
  • ENGL 281 Postcolonial London
  • ENGL 282 London Program: London Theater
  • ENGL 310 Shakespeare II (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ENGL 319 The Rise of the Novel (not offered in 2016-17)
  • ENGL 323 English Romantic Poetry
  • ENGL 327 Victorian Novel
  • ENGL 328 Victorian Poetry (not offered in 2016-17)
  • FREN 204 Intermediate French
  • FREN 208 Paris Program: Contemporary France: Cultures, Politics, Society
  • FREN 233 French Cinema and Culture
  • FREN 239 Banned Books (not offered in 2016-17)
  • FREN 241 The Lyric and Other Seductions
  • FREN 242 Journeys of Self-Discovery (not offered in 2016-17)
  • FREN 243 Cultural Reading of Food (not offered in 2016-17)
  • FREN 244 Contemporary France and Humor (not offered in 2016-17)
  • FREN 249 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris (not offered in 2016-17)
  • FREN 254 Paris Program: French Art in Context
  • FREN 259 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
  • FREN 309 Communication and Stylistics
  • FREN 340 Arts of Brevity: Short Fiction
  • FREN 341 Madame Bovary and Her Avatars
  • FREN 349 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris (not offered in 2016-17)
  • FREN 351 Love, War and Monsters in Renaissance France
  • FREN 359 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
  • GERM 175 Berlin Program: Berlin Field Studies in English (not offered in 2016-17)
  • GERM 247 Indo-European Folktales (not offered in 2016-17)
  • GERM 254 Berlin Program: The World's a Stage -- Theater in Berlin (not offered in 2016-17)
  • GERM 273 Mystery, Murder, Madness: Crime Stories in German Literature (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 201 Rome Program: Community and Communication in Medieval Italy, CE 300-1250
  • HIST 206 Eternal City in Time: Structure, Change, and Identity
  • HIST 207 Rome Program: Roman Journal: The Traveler as Witness
  • HIST 239 Health and Welfare in Industrializing Britain (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 240 Tsars and Serfs, Cossacks and Revolutionaries: The Empire that was Russia (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 241 Russia through Wars and Revolutions (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 243 The Peasants are Revolting! Society and Politics in the Making of Modern France (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 245 Ireland: Land, Conflict and Memory (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 248 Berlin Program: A German Crucible of European and Global Culture (not offered in 2016-17)
  • HIST 250 Modern Germany
  • HIST 250F Modern Germany-FLAC German Trailer
  • RUSS 150 Facts and Fairy Tales: Introduction to Russian Cultural History (not offered in 2016-17)
  • RUSS 205 Russian in Cultural Contexts
  • RUSS 226 Moscow Program: Russia's Hallowed Places (not offered in 2016-17)
  • RUSS 244 The Rise of the Russian Novel (not offered in 2016-17)
  • RUSS 266 Dostoevsky
  • RUSS 267 War and Peace
  • RUSS 341 The Russian Short Story (not offered in 2016-17)
  • RUSS 351 Chekhov
  • RUSS 395 Senior Seminar: The Cult of Stalin (not offered in 2016-17)
  • SPAN 229 Madrid Program: Current Issues in Spanish Politics
  • SPAN 240 Survey of Spanish Literature (not offered in 2016-17)
  • SPAN 244 Spain Today: Recent Changes through Narrative and Film (not offered in 2016-17)
  • SPAN 247 Madrid Program: Spanish Art Live
  • SPAN 256 Lorca, Buñuel, and Dalí: Poetry, Film, and Painting in Spain (not offered in 2016-17)
  • SPAN 320 New Spanish Voices (not offered in 2016-17)
  • SPAN 328 The Contemporary Spanish Fictional Essay
  • SPAN 330 The Invention of the Modern Novel: Cervantes' Don Quijote (not offered in 2016-17)
  • SPAN 331 Baroque Desires (not offered in 2016-17)
  • SPAN 349 Madrid Program: Theory and Practice of Urban Life
  • SPAN 358 The Spanish Civil War (not offered in 2016-17)
  • SPAN 366 Jorge Luis Borges: Less a Man Than a Vast and Complex Literature (not offered in 2016-17)

4. EUST 398: Senior Colloquium.

5. Concentrators must normally participate in an off-campus study program in Europe.

6. The overall balance of courses must include a mix of disciplines and course levels (100s, 200s, 300s). While this balance will be established for each individual student in consultation with the concentration coordinator, no more than half of the required minimum of courses may be in one department, and at least half of the required minimum of courses must be above the 100-level. The total number of credits required to complete the concentration is 45.

European Studies Courses

EUST 100 Allies or Enemies? America through European Eyes During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, America often served as a canvass for projecting European anxieties about economic, social and political modernization. Admiration of technological progress and political stability was combined with a pervasive anti-Americanism, which was, according to political scientist Andrei Markovits, the "lingua franca" of modern Europe. These often contradictory perceptions of the United States were crucial in the process of forming national histories and mythologies as well as a common European identity. Accordingly, this course will explore the many and often contradictory views expressed by Europe's emerging mass publics and intellectual and political elites about the United States during this period. 6 credits; AI, WR1, IS; Fall; P. Petzschmann
EUST 110 The Nation State in Europe This course explores the role of the nation and nationalism within modern Europe and the ways in which ideas and myths about the nation have complemented and competed with conceptions of Europe as a geographic, cultural and political unity. We will explore the intellectual roots of nationalism in different countries as well as their artistic, literary and musical expressions. In addition to examining nationalism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives--sociology, anthropology, history, political science--we will explore some of the watershed, moments of European nationalism such as the French Revolution, the two world wars, and the Maastricht treaty. 6 credits; HI, IS; Winter; P. Petzschmann
EUST 159 "The Age of Isms" - Ideals, Ideas and Ideologies in Modern Europe "Ideology" is perhaps one of the most-used (and overused) terms of modern political life. This course will introduce students to important political ideologies and traditions of modern Europe and their role in the development of political systems and institutional practices from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. We will read central texts by conservatives, liberals, socialists, anarchists and nationalists while also considering ideological outliers such as Fascism and Green Political Thought. In addition the course will introduce students to the different ways in which ideas can be studied systematically and the methodologies available. 6 credits; SI, IS; Spring; P. Petzschmann
EUST 279 Cross Cultural Psychology in Prague: Nationalism, Minorities, Migrations In this course students will be introduced to the complex phenomena of migration, nationalism, and the formation of ethnic minorities in modern Europe through theory and historical examples. among the topics covered will be European attitudes and policies toward minorities (including Jews, Roma, Muslims, and Africans) and the responses of those minorities to them from assimilation to dual identity to nationalism. 6 credits; HI, IS; Fall; K. Abrams
EUST 398 Senior Colloquium Culminates in a final oral presentation that will allow concentrators to synthesize and reflect upon their diverse European studies, including on-campus and off-campus classwork, internships, and cross-cultural experiences. 3 credits; NE; Spring; P. Petzschmann