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European Studies Concentration (EUST)

Directors: Professor Dana Strand, fall and winter and Assistant Professor William North, spring

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 an off-campus experience in Europe with a coherent set of courses on campus to achieve a greater understanding of both the new and the old Europes.

Requirements for the Concentration:

1. EUST 110: Introduction to European Studies

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 (not offered in 2006-2007)

ARTH 223 Women in Art

CAMS 238 Border Crossings: Postmodern Perspectives on French and German Cinema (not offered in 2006-2007)

CAMS 240 European Women Filmmakers (not offered in 2006-2007)

ECON 233 European Economic History

ECON 236 Economics of the European Union (not offered in 2006-2007)

ECON 250 History of Economic Ideas

FREN 249 Paris Program: Living in the City: Paris-Fes

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

FREN 349 Paris Program: Living in the City: Paris-Fes

FREN 360 Topics in French Studies: Algeria-France (not offered in 2006-2007)

GERM 278 Sport, Identity, and Nationalism (not offered in 2006-2007)

HIST 138 The Making of Europe

HIST 139 Foundations of Modern Europe (not offered in 2006-2007)

HIST 140 Modern Europe 1789-1914

HIST 141 Europe in the Twentieth Century

HIST 232 The Renaissance

HIST 233 Cultures of Empire: Byzantium, 710-1453

HIST 236 Courtly Queens to Revolutionary Heroines: European Women 1100-1800 (not offered in 2006-2007)

HIST 237 The Enlightenment

HIST 238 Topics in Medieval History: Church, Papacy and Empire

HIST 244 History of European Diplomacy (not offered in 2006-2007)

HIST 249 The New Central Europe in Historical Perspective

HIST 395 Voyages of Understanding

HIST 395 Fascism

LCST 150 Amazons, Valkyries, Naiads, Dykes: Woman Identified and Lesbian Artists in Europe (not offered in 2006-2007)

LCST 270 Degeneration and the Fin de Siecle (not offered in 2006-2007)

MUSC 111 Western Art Music and Western Civilization

MUSC 122 Symphonies from Mozart to Mahler

MUSC 210 Medieval and Renaissance Music (not offered in 2006-2007)

MUSC 211 Baroque and Classical Music

MUSC 312 Romantic and Modern Music (not offered in 2006-2007)

PHIL 274 Existentialism

POSC 120 Comparative Political Regimes

POSC 238 West European Politics (not offered in 2006-2007)

POSC 244 Post-Communist States in East-Central Europe (not offered in 2006-2007)

POSC 263 European Political Economy (not offered in 2006-2007)

POSC 268 International Environmental Politics and Policy

POSC 352 Political Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville*

POSC 358 Comparative Social Movements*

POSC 383 Maastricht Program: Politics of the European Union (not offered in 2006-2007)

POSC 387 Maastricht Program: The Europe of Regions* (not offered in 2006-2007)

RELG 231 Protestant Thought (not offered in 2006-2007)

RELG 380 Radical Critiques of Christianity (not offered in 2006-2007)


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 230 The Sistine Chapel

ARTH 238 Rembrandt and Netherlandish Art in Context

ARTH 239 Netherlandish Art on Site

ECON 231 Soviet and Post-Soviet Economics (not offered in 2006-2007)

ENGL 110 English Literature, I

ENGL 111 English Literature, II

ENGL 130 Shakespeare I

ENGL 249 Irish Literature

ENGL 300 Chaucer I: The Canterbury Tales

ENGL 310 Shakespeare: The Histories and Comedies

ENGL 311 Shakespeare: The Tragedies

ENGL 313 Major Works of the English Renaissance: The Faerie Queene

ENGL 314 Major Works of the English Renaissance: Paradise Lost

ENGL 318 The Gothic Spirit (not offered in 2006-2007)

ENGL 319 The Rise of the Novel

ENGL 322 The Art of Jane Austen

ENGL 323 English Romantic Poets

ENGL 380 London Program: London Theater

ENGL 381 London Program: Landscape and Cityscape in Nineteenth Century English Literature

FREN 240 Dreams of Trespass

FREN 241 Identity Quests

FREN 243 Culture with a Small "c"

FREN 246 Paris Program: City of Wonders: Paris in the Arts

FREN 351 Topics in the Sixteenth Century Literature: Metamorphoses: Love, War and Monsters in Early Modern Fr (not offered in 2006-2007)

FREN 352 The Court and its Dissenters

FREN 359 Twentieth Century Literature: The Novel and Memory

GERM 207 Young Adult Literature

GERM 216 Studies in German Cinema: Current Issues in Contemporary Film

GERM 231 Damsels, Dwarfs, and Dragons: Medieval German Literature

GERM 268 Trials and Tribulations in Translation

GERM 280 Holocaust: Memory and Representations (not offered in 2006-2007)

GERM 312 Rilke and His Circle (not offered in 2006-2007)

GERM 350 Two Countries-One Nation-Germany and the Cold War (not offered in 2006-2007)

GERM 351 The Age of Goethe

GERM 355 Topics in German Drama: Twentieth Century Theatrical Experiments

HIST 234 France in the Making, 987-1460

HIST 241 History of Russia Since 1917 (not offered in 2006-2007)

HIST 245 Ireland: The Origin of the Troubles (not offered in 2006-2007)

RUSS 150 Contemporary Russian Culture and Society

RUSS 205 Russian in Cultural Contexts

RUSS 226 Moscow Program: Magical Russia

RUSS 244 Russian Literature in Translation: The Novel to 1917 (not offered in 2006-2007)

RUSS 266 Dostoevsky

RUSS 267 War and Peace

RUSS 351 Chekhov

RUSS 360 Russian Theater in the Twentieth Century (not offered in 2006-2007)

SPAN 209 Madrid Program: Exploring Spanish Culture

SPAN 240 Introduction to Spanish Literature (not offered in 2006-2007)

SPAN 324 Lyric and Modernity: The Prose Poem in Spain (not offered in 2006-2007)

SPAN 328 The Roaring Twenties

SPAN 349 Madrid Program: Madrid: Theory and Practice of Urban Life


4. Proficiency (as defined by the College) in a European language other than English. Students are encouraged to take language courses beyond the minimum requirement.

FREN 204 Intermediate French

GERM 103 Intermediate German

GERM 204 Intermediate German


5. EUST 398: Senior Colloquium.

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

7. 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 110. Introduction to European Studies What is Europe? What defines the "European?" The answers to such questions may seem, in the twenty-first century, all too obvious. Yet is Europe so straightforward? We will investigate what elements over time have worked to create and define "Europe" as a unity, whether political, economic, religious or cultural but also those that have denied, strained, or broken this unity. Through readings, films and contributions from a multi-disciplinary faculty, this course offers an introduction to the conceptual and material compexities of a continent, a category, and a construct: Europe. 6 cr., ND, SpringW. North

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, SpringL. Goering