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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 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 170 History of Printmaking (not offered in 2015-2016)

ARTH 172 Modern Art: 1890-1945 (not offered in 2015-2016)

ARTH 223 Women in Art (not offered in 2015-2016)

ARTH 225 Religion, Royalty & Romantics: The Gothic and Gothic Revival

ARTH 226 The Gothic Cathedral (not offered in 2015-2016)

ARTH 235 Revival, Revelation, and Re-animation: The Art of Europe's "Renaissance" (not offered in 2015-2016)

ARTH 240 Art Since 1945

ARTH 245 Modern Architecture

ARTH 247 Architecture Since 1950

ARTH 255 Islam in the Eyes of the West (not offered in 2015-2016)

ARTH 285 The Art of Death in the Middle Ages (not offered in 2015-2016)

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 2015-2016)

ARTH 323 Idolatry

ARTH 340 Theories of Postmodernism (not offered in 2015-2016)

CAMS 211 Film History II

CAMS 214 Film History III

CAMS 228 Avant-Garde Film & Video from Dada to the Beats (not offered in 2015-2016)

CAMS 239 Cinemas and Contexts: East European Film (not offered in 2015-2016)

CCST 270 Creative Travel Writing Workshop

ECON 233 European Economic History

ECON 250 History of Economic Ideas (not offered in 2015-2016)

ENGL 114 Introduction to Medieval Literature (not offered in 2015-2016)

ENGL 135 Imperial Adventures

ENGL 194 The "Great War" and the Literary Imagination

ENGL 210 From Chaucer to Milton: Early English Literature

ENGL 350 The Postcolonial Novel: Forms and Contexts

EUST 100 Allies or Enemies? America through European Eyes

EUST 159 "The Age of Isms" - Ideals, Ideas and Ideologies in Modern Europe

EUST 250 Statebuilding in History and Theory (not offered in 2015-2016)

EUST 279 Cross Cultural Psychology in Prague: Nationalism, Minorities, Migrations (not offered in 2015-2016)

FREN 206 Contemporary Francophone Culture

FREN 238 French Classics Reimagined

FREN 248 Paris Program: Representations of Islam in France

FREN 249 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris

FREN 349 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris

FREN 360 The Algerian War of Liberation and Its Representations

HIST 130 The History of Political Thought, 300-1600: Power, Authority, and Imagination

HIST 137 Early Medieval Worlds (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 138 Crusades, Mission, and the Expansion of Europe (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 139 Foundations of Modern Europe (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 140 The Age of Revolutions: Modern Europe, 1789-1914 (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 141 Europe in the Twentieth Century (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 202 Iconoclasm in the Early Middle Ages (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 203 Papacy, Church and Empire in the Age of Reform (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 204 Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 231 Mapping the World Before Mercator (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 232 Renaissance Worlds in France and Italy

HIST 233 Cultures of Empire: Byzantium, 843-1453

HIST 234 Papacy, Church, and Empire in the Middle Ages

HIST 236 Women's Lives in Pre-Modern Europe (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 237 The Enlightenment

HIST 238 The Viking World (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 247 The First World War as Global Phenomenon (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 249 Two Centuries of Tumult: Modern Central Europe (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 347 The Global Cold War (not offered in 2015-2016)

MELA 230 Jewish Collective Memory (not offered in 2015-2016)

MUSC 111 Classical Music: An Introduction (not offered in 2015-2016)

MUSC 120 Introduction to Opera

MUSC 122 Symphonies from Mozart to Mahler (not offered in 2015-2016)

MUSC 210 Medieval and Renaissance Music (not offered in 2015-2016)

MUSC 211 Baroque and Classical Music (not offered in 2015-2016)

MUSC 312 Romantic Music

PHIL 272 Early Modern Philosophy

PHIL 274 Existentialism

POSC 120 Democracy and Dictatorship

POSC 228 Foucault: Bodies in Politics (not offered in 2015-2016)

POSC 244 The Politics of the Celtic Fringe (not offered in 2015-2016)

POSC 247 Comparative Nationalism

POSC 255 Post-Modern Political Thought (not offered in 2015-2016)

POSC 259 Justice Among Nations

POSC 263 European Political Economy (not offered in 2015-2016)

POSC 265 Capitalist Crises, Power, and Policy

POSC 268 Global Environmental Politics and Policy

POSC 276 Imagination in Politics

POSC 277 Religion in Politics: Conflict or Dialogue?

POSC 283 Separatist Movements (not offered in 2015-2016)

POSC 284 War and Peace in Northern Ireland

POSC 349 Justice Among Nations

POSC 352 Political Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville* (not offered in 2015-2016)

POSC 358 Comparative Social Movements*

POSC 359 Cosmopolitanism* (not offered in 2015-2016)

RELG 225 Losing My Religion

RELG 231 From Luther to Kierkegaard (not offered in 2015-2016)

RELG 287 Many Marys

RELG 329 Theology, Pluralism, and Culture (not offered in 2015-2016)

RELG 380 Radical Critiques of Christianity (not offered in 2015-2016)

SOAN 283 Immigration and Immigrants in Europe and the United States

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 238 Rembrandt, Vermeer and Netherlandish Art (not offered in 2015-2016)

ARTH 307 Rome: The Art of Michelangelo and Caravaggio (not offered in 2015-2016)

CAMS 212 Contemporary Spanish Cinema

CAMS 232 Cinema Directors: Tarkovsky (not offered in 2015-2016)

CAMS 237 Cinemas & Contexts: Russian Film (not offered in 2015-2016)

ECON 221 Cambridge Program: Contemporary British Economy

ECON 222 Cambridge Program: The Industrial Revolution in Britain

ECON 224 Cambridge Program: Cross-Cultural Choice Experiments

ENGL 144 Shakespeare I

ENGL 210 From Chaucer to Milton: Early English Literature

ENGL 211 Neoclassic, Romantic, and Victorian Literature (not offered in 2015-2016)

ENGL 213 Christopher Marlowe

ENGL 214 Revenge Tragedy

ENGL 218 The Gothic Spirit

ENGL 222 The Art of Jane Austen

ENGL 244 Shakespeare I

ENGL 249 Irish Literature (not offered in 2015-2016)

ENGL 281 London Program: Imagining London: Literature and the Metropolis

ENGL 282 London Program: London Theater

ENGL 310 Shakespeare II

ENGL 319 The Rise of the Novel

ENGL 323 English Romantic Poetry

ENGL 327 Victorian Novel (not offered in 2015-2016)

ENGL 328 Victorian Poetry

FREN 204 Intermediate French

FREN 208 Paris Program: Cultural Themes

FREN 239 Banned Books

FREN 240 Sexuality and Sagacity (not offered in 2015-2016)

FREN 241 The Lyric and Other Seductions (not offered in 2015-2016)

FREN 242 Journeys of Self-Discovery (not offered in 2015-2016)

FREN 243 Topics in Cultural Studies: Cultural Reading of Food (not offered in 2015-2016)

FREN 244 Contemporary France and Humor

FREN 249 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris

FREN 309 Beyond Words: The Fine Art of Writing in French

FREN 340 Arts of Brevity: Short Fiction (not offered in 2015-2016)

FREN 341 Madame Bovary and Her Avatars (not offered in 2015-2016)

FREN 349 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris

FREN 351 Love, War and Monsters in Renaissance France (not offered in 2015-2016)

FREN 395 French Exoticism

GERM 140 Culture or Barbarity? The German Question (not offered in 2015-2016)

GERM 175 Berlin Program: Berlin Field Studies in English

GERM 205 Berlin Program: Intermediate Composition and Conversation

GERM 219 "Good Bye, Lenin!" German Post War Culture, History and Politics through Film (not offered in 2015-2016)

GERM 231 Damsels, Dwarfs, and Dragons: Medieval German Literature (not offered in 2015-2016)

GERM 247 Indo-European Folktales

GERM 254 Berlin Program: The World's a Stage Theater in Berlin

GERM 273 Mystery, Murder, Madness: Crime Stories in German Literature (not offered in 2015-2016)

GERM 351 The Age of Goethe (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 200 History Workshop: The Russian Revolution (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 201 Rome Program: Community and Communication in Medieval Italy, CE 300-1150 (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 206 Eternal City in Time: Structure, Change, and Identity (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 207 Roman Journal: The Traveler as Witness (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 239 Health and Welfare in Industrializing Britain (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 240 Tsars and Serfs, Cossacks and Revolutionaries: The Empire that was Russia

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 2015-2016)

HIST 245 Ireland: Land, Conflict and Memory

HIST 248 Berlin Program: A German Crucible of European and Global Culture

HIST 250 Modern Germany (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 278 The Spanish Inquisition (not offered in 2015-2016)

HIST 346 The Holocaust (not offered in 2015-2016)

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 The Rise of the Russian Novel (not offered in 2015-2016)

RUSS 261 Lolita (not offered in 2015-2016)

RUSS 333 Russian Literature for Children (not offered in 2015-2016)

RUSS 336 Pushkin (not offered in 2015-2016)

RUSS 341 The Russian Short Story (not offered in 2015-2016)

RUSS 345 Russian Cultural Idioms of the Nineteenth Century (not offered in 2015-2016)

RUSS 351 Chekhov (not offered in 2015-2016)

RUSS 395 Senior Seminar: The Cult of Stalin (not offered in 2015-2016)

SPAN 229 Madrid Program: Current Issues in Spanish Politics

SPAN 240 Survey of Spanish Literature (not offered in 2015-2016)

SPAN 244 Spain Today: Recent Changes through Narrative and Film

SPAN 247 Madrid Program: Spanish Art Live

SPAN 256 Lorca, Bunuel and Dali: Poetry, Film, and Painting in Spain (not offered in 2015-2016)

SPAN 320 New Spanish Voices (not offered in 2015-2016)

SPAN 328 Contemporary Fiction and the Market

SPAN 330 The Invention of the Modern Novel: Cervantes' Don Quijote

SPAN 331 Baroque Desires (not offered in 2015-2016)

SPAN 349 Madrid Program: Theory and Practice of Urban Life

SPAN 358 The Spanish Civil War (not offered in 2015-2016)

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., HI, IS, WinterP. 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 cr., SI, IS, SpringP. Petzschmann

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., SI, WR2, Not offered in 2015-2016.

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., HI, IS, Not offered in 2015-2016.

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., NE, SpringL. Goering