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European Studies Concentration (EUST)

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The European Studies concentration provides an intellectual meeting ground for students interested in exploring of 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.

ARTH 101 Introduction to Art History I

ARTH 102 Introduction to Art History II

ARTH 170 History of Printmaking

ARTH 172 Modern Art: 1890-1945

ARTH 223 Women in Art (not offered in 2013-2014)

ARTH 226 The Gothic Cathedral (not offered in 2013-2014)

ARTH 240 Art Since 1945

ARTH 245 Modern Architecture (not offered in 2013-2014)

ARTH 247 Architecture Since 1950

ARTH 285 The Art of Death in the Middle Ages (not offered in 2013-2014)

ARTH 286 Legacies of the Avant-Garde: Dada Then and Now

ARTH 287 Legacies of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism Then and Now (not offered in 2013-2014)

ARTH 340 Theories of Postmodernism (not offered in 2013-2014)

CAMS 211 Film History II

CAMS 214 Film History III (not offered in 2013-2014)

CAMS 228 Avant-Garde Film & Video from Dada to the Beats (not offered in 2013-2014)

CAMS 239 Cinemas and Contexts: East European Film

ECON 233 European Economic History

ECON 250 History of Economic Ideas

ENGL 114 Introduction to Medieval Narrative (not offered in 2013-2014)

ENGL 135 Imperial Adventures (not offered in 2013-2014)

ENGL 210 From Chaucer to Milton: Early English Literature

ENGL 309 Renaissance Selves (not offered in 2013-2014)

ENGL 350 The Postcolonial Novel: Forms and Contexts (not offered in 2013-2014)

EUST 100 Allies or Enemies? America through European Eyes

EUST 279 Cross Cultural Psychology in Prague: Nationalism, Minorities, Migrations (not offered in 2013-2014)

FREN 206 Contemporary Francophone Culture

FREN 248 Paris Program: Representations of Islam in France

FREN 249 Paris Program: Identity Crossings: France-Morocco

FREN 349 Paris Program: Identity Crossings: France-Morocco

FREN 360 Topics in French Studies: Algeria-France

GERM 250 Tense Affinities: A History of German Jewish Culture (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 137 Early Medieval Worlds (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 138 Crusades, Mission, and the Expansion of Europe

HIST 139 Foundations of Modern Europe (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 140 The Age of Revolutions: Modern Europe, 1789-1914

HIST 141 Europe in the Twentieth Century (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 202 Iconoclasm in the Early Middle Ages (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 203 Papacy, Church and Empire in the Age of Reform (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 207 Rome Program: A Roman Journal: Travelers' Accounts as Source and Experience (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 230 Institutional Structure and Culture in the Middle Ages (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 231 Mapping the World Before Mercator

HIST 232 Renaissance Worlds in France and Italy

HIST 233 Cultures of Empire: Byzantium, 710-1453 (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 236 Women's Lives in Pre-Modern Europe (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 237 The Enlightenment (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 249 Two Centuries of Tumult: Modern Central Europe (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 268 The Indian Ocean World in the Age of European Expansion (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 347 The Global Cold War

MELA 230 Jewish Collective Memory

MUSC 111 Classical Music: An Introduction

MUSC 120 Introduction to Opera (not offered in 2013-2014)

MUSC 122 Symphonies from Mozart to Mahler (not offered in 2013-2014)

MUSC 210 Medieval and Renaissance Music (not offered in 2013-2014)

MUSC 211 Baroque and Classical Music (not offered in 2013-2014)

MUSC 312 Romantic Music

PHIL 272 Modern Philosophy: Knowledge, God and Free Will

PHIL 274 Existentialism (not offered in 2013-2014)

POSC 120 Comparative Political Regimes

POSC 228 Foucault: Bodies in Politics (not offered in 2013-2014)

POSC 244 The Politics of the Celtic Fringe (not offered in 2013-2014)

POSC 247 Identity and Belonging in the New Europe: Comparative Nationalism

POSC 255 Post-Modern Political Thought (not offered in 2013-2014)

POSC 259 Justice Among Nations (not offered in 2013-2014)

POSC 263 European Political Economy

POSC 265 Capitalist Crises, Power, and Policy (not offered in 2013-2014)

POSC 268 Global Environmental Politics and Policy

POSC 269 Issues in Postmodern Political Thought

POSC 276 Arendt: Imagination and Politics (not offered in 2013-2014)

POSC 352 Political Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville*

POSC 358 Comparative Social Movements*

POSC 359 Cosmopolitanism* (not offered in 2013-2014)

RELG 231 From Luther to Kierkegaard (not offered in 2013-2014)

RELG 287 Many Marys

RELG 380 Radical Critiques of Christianity

SOAN 283 Immigration and Immigrants in Europe and the United States (not offered in 2013-2014)

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 233 Van Eyck, Bosch, Bruegel: Their Visual Culture (not offered in 2013-2014)

ARTH 234 Italian Renaissance Art (not offered in 2013-2014)

ARTH 238 Rembrandt, Vermeer and Netherlandish Art

ARTH 251 Ruins and Romantics: English Gothic and Gothic-Revival Art and Architecture (not offered in 2013-2014)

ARTH 307 Rome: The Art of Michelangelo and Caravaggio (not offered in 2013-2014)

CAMS 212 Contemporary Spanish Cinema

CAMS 232 Cinema Directors: Tarkovsky (not offered in 2013-2014)

CAMS 237 Cinemas & Contexts: Russian Film (not offered in 2013-2014)

ECON 221 Cambridge Program: Contemporary British Economy

ECON 222 Cambridge Program: The Industrial Revolution in Britain

ECON 224 Cambridge Program: The Determinants of Economic Growth and the Modern British Economy

ENGL 210 From Chaucer to Milton: Early English Literature

ENGL 211 Neoclassic, Romantic, and Victorian Literature

ENGL 213 Christopher Marlowe (not offered in 2013-2014)

ENGL 214 Revenge Tragedy (not offered in 2013-2014)

ENGL 216 Milton

ENGL 218 The Gothic Spirit

ENGL 222 The Art of Jane Austen

ENGL 244 Shakespeare I

ENGL 249 Irish Literature

ENGL 278 English Theater and Literature in England: Shakespeare's England

ENGL 282 English Theater and Literature in England: London Theater

ENGL 310 Shakespeare II

ENGL 313 Major Works of the English Renaissance: The Faerie Queene (not offered in 2013-2014)

ENGL 319 The Rise of the Novel

ENGL 323 English Romantic Poetry

ENGL 327 Victorian Novel

ENGL 328 Victorian Poetry (not offered in 2013-2014)

EUST 140 Culture or Barbarity? The German Question (not offered in 2013-2014)

FREN 208 Paris Program: Cultural Themes

FREN 240 Sexuality and Sagacity

FREN 241 The Lyric and Other Seductions

FREN 243 Topics in Cultural Studies: Cultural Reading of Food (not offered in 2013-2014)

FREN 246 Paris Program: Modern French Art

FREN 249 Paris Program: Identity Crossings: France-Morocco

FREN 340 Arts of Brevity: Short Fiction (not offered in 2013-2014)

FREN 341 Madame Bovary and Her Avatars (not offered in 2013-2014)

FREN 349 Paris Program: Identity Crossings: France-Morocco

FREN 351 Love, War and Monsters in Early Modern France

FREN 354 Other Worlds (not offered in 2013-2014)

FREN 359 Twentieth Century Literature: The Novel and Memory (not offered in 2013-2014)

FREN 395 Francophone Switzerland

GERM 207 Young Adult Literature (not offered in 2013-2014)

GERM 219 "Good Bye Lenin!" German Post-War Culture, History and Politics through Film

GERM 231 Damsels, Dwarfs, and Dragons: Medieval German Literature (not offered in 2013-2014)

GERM 247 Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends (not offered in 2013-2014)

GERM 261 Contemporary German Fiction (not offered in 2013-2014)

GERM 312 Rilke and His Circle (not offered in 2013-2014)

GERM 345 Vienna: Dream and Reality (not offered in 2013-2014)

GERM 351 The Age of Goethe (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 206 Rome Program: Eternal City in Time: Urban Structure and Change (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 207 Rome Program: A Roman Journal: Travelers' Accounts as Source and Experience (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 239 Britain, c. 1485-1834: From Sceptred Isle to Satanic Mills (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 240 Imperial Russia (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 241 Russia through Wars and Revolutions

HIST 243 The Peasants are Revolting! Society and Politics in the Making of Modern France (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 245 Ireland: Land, Conflict and Memory

HIST 248 Berlin Program: Monuments and Memory: A Cultural History of Berlin (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 250 Modern Germany

HIST 278 The Spanish Inquisition (not offered in 2013-2014)

HIST 346 The Holocaust

RUSS 150 Facts and Fairy Tales: Introduction to Russian Cultural History

RUSS 205 Russian in Cultural Contexts

RUSS 226 Moscow Program: Russia's Hallowed Places

RUSS 244 Russian Literature in Translation: The Novel to 1917 (not offered in 2013-2014)

RUSS 261 Lolita (not offered in 2013-2014)

RUSS 266 Dostoevsky (not offered in 2013-2014)

RUSS 267 War and Peace (not offered in 2013-2014)

RUSS 331 Russia's Literature of the Uncanny (not offered in 2013-2014)

RUSS 333 Russian Literature for Children (not offered in 2013-2014)

RUSS 336 Pushkin (not offered in 2013-2014)

RUSS 341 The Russian Short Story

RUSS 345 Russian Cultural Idioms of the Nineteenth Century

RUSS 351 Chekhov (not offered in 2013-2014)

RUSS 395 Senior Seminar: The Cult of Stalin (not offered in 2013-2014)

SPAN 209 Madrid Program: Contemporary Spanish History

SPAN 244 Spain Today: Recent Changes through Narrative and Film

SPAN 247 Spanish Seminar in Madrid: Spanish and Italian Art in the Age of Velazquez

SPAN 256 Lorca, Buñuel and Dal­í: Poetry, Film, and Painting in Spain (not offered in 2013-2014)

SPAN 301 Greek and Christian Tragedy (not offered in 2013-2014)

SPAN 320 New Spanish Voices (not offered in 2013-2014)

SPAN 330 The Invention of the Modern Novel: Cervantes' Don Quijote (not offered in 2013-2014)

SPAN 331 Baroque Desires

SPAN 349 Spanish Seminar in Madrid: Theory and Practice of Urban Life

SPAN 358 The Spanish Civil War (not offered in 2013-2014)

SPAN 366 Jorge Luis Borges: Less a Man Than a Vast and Complex Literature

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 reasonable 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 cr., AI, WR1, IS, FallP. 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 cr., HU; HI, IS, WinterP. Petzschmann

EUST 140. Culture or Barbarity? The German Question German culture has had a profound influence on world history, but one often wonders how the culture that produced Goethe, Schiller, Luther, Beethoven, and Kant was also the source of some of the greatest atrocities of the twentieth century. We will attempt to understand the reasons for this dichotomy by considering the development of Germany within the context of Europe from Roman times to the present. 6 cr., HU; HI, IS, Offered in alternate years. Not offered in 2013-2014.

EUST 250. Statebuilding in History and Theory The concept of the "state" has recently seen a scholarly renaissance, inspiring new literatures and comparative studies of Western and non-Western statehood. Its continuing relevance has been highlighted by the financial crisis and the ensuing debate about the "crisis state" as well as by various efforts at "state-building" in response to actual or perceived "failed states" around the world. In this course we use a series of case studies and methods to ask: What traditions of thinking about the state are available to us? Can the Western experience of statehood be universalized and at what cost? What are the alternatives? 6 cr., SS, WR; SI, WR2, Not offered in 2013-2014.

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 cr., HU; HI, IS, Not offered in 2013-2014.

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 cr., ND; NE, SpringD. Tompkins