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European Studies Concentration (EUST)

Director: Associate Professor William North

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Paul Petzchmann

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 Printmaking: The First Media Revolution (not offered in 2011-2012)

ARTH 172 Modern Art: 1890-1945 (not offered in 2011-2012)

ARTH 223 Women in Art (not offered in 2011-2012)

ARTH 240 Art Since 1945

ARTH 245 Modern Architecture

ARTH 286 Legacies of the Avant-Garde: Dada Then and Now (not offered in 2011-2012)

ARTH 287 Legacies of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism Then and Now

CAMS 211 Film History II (not offered in 2011-2012)

CAMS 214 Film History III

CAMS 217 Border Crossings: Postmodern Perspectives on French and German Cinema (not offered in 2011-2012)

ECON 233 European Economic History

ECON 236 Economics of the European Union (not offered in 2011-2012)

ECON 250 History of Economic Ideas

ENGL 114 Introduction to Medieval Narrative

ENGL 309 Renaissance Selves (not offered in 2011-2012)

EUST 100 Allies or Enemies? America through European Eyes

EUST 278 Cross-Cultural Psychology Sem in Prague: Politics & Culture in Central Europe-Twentieth Century (not offered in 2011-2012)

FREN 249 The French Art of Living: Tradition, Myth, Reality

FREN 349 The French Art of Living: Tradition, Myth, Reality

FREN 360 Topics in French Studies: Algeria-France

GERM 230 From Gutenberg to Gates: The History and Practice of Printing (not offered in 2011-2012)

GERM 250 Tense Affinities: A History of German Jewish Culture (not offered in 2011-2012)

HIST 137 Before Europe: The Early Medieval World, 250-c. 1050 (not offered in 2011-2012)

HIST 138 The Making of Europe (not offered in 2011-2012)

HIST 139 Foundations of Modern Europe (not offered in 2011-2012)

HIST 140 Modern Europe 1789-1914 (not offered in 2011-2012)

HIST 141 Europe in the Twentieth Century

HIST 203 Papacy, Church and Empire in the Age of Reform

HIST 230 Institutional Structure and Culture in the Middle Ages (not offered in 2011-2012)

HIST 232 Renaissance Worlds in France and Italy

HIST 233 Cultures of Empire: Byzantium, 710-1453

HIST 236 Women's Lives in Pre-Modern Europe (not offered in 2011-2012)

HIST 237 The Enlightenment

HIST 249 Modern Central Europe (not offered in 2011-2012)

HIST 395 Nationalism

MELA 230 Jewish Collective Memory

MELA 243 Jews in a Multiethnic Empire

MUSC 111 Western Art Music and Western Civilization

MUSC 120 Introduction to Opera (not offered in 2011-2012)

MUSC 122 Symphonies from Mozart to Mahler

MUSC 210 Medieval and Renaissance Music (not offered in 2011-2012)

MUSC 211 Baroque and Classical Music

MUSC 312 Romantic Music

PHIL 272 Modern Philosophy: Reason and Reality

PHIL 274 Existentialism (not offered in 2011-2012)

PHIL 395 Wittgenstein on Language, Mind and Meaning

POSC 120 Comparative Political Regimes

POSC 228 Foucault: Bodies in Politics

POSC 247 Comparative Nationalism (not offered in 2011-2012)

POSC 249 Theories of International Relations

POSC 256 Nietzsche and Political Philosophy (not offered in 2011-2012)

POSC 263 European Political Economy (not offered in 2011-2012)

POSC 268 International Environmental Politics and Policies

POSC 276 Arendt: Imagination and Politics

POSC 352 Political Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville*

POSC 358 Comparative Social Movements* (not offered in 2011-2012)

POSC 359 Cosmopolitanism*

POSC 383 European Political Economy Seminar in Madrid and Maastricht: Politics of the European Union (not offered in 2011-2012)

RELG 231 From Luther to Kierkegaard (not offered in 2011-2012)

RELG 287 Many Marys

RELG 329 Theology, Pluralism, and Culture (not offered in 2011-2012)

RELG 380 Radical Critiques of Christianity


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

ARTH 234 Italian Renaissance Art (not offered in 2011-2012)

ARTH 238 Rembrandt, Vermeer and Netherlandish Art

ARTH 251 Ruins and Romantics: English Gothic and Gothic-Revival Art and Architecture (not offered in 2011-2012)

CAMS 212 Contemporary Spanish Cinema

CAMS 213 Italian Neorealism and Global Cinema (not offered in 2011-2012)

ECON 221 Cambridge Program: Contemporary British Economy

ECON 222 Cambridge Program: The Industrial Revolution in Britain

ECON 224 Cambridge Program: Comparative Environmental Policy

ENGL 210 From Chaucer to Milton: Early English Literature

ENGL 211 Neoclassic, Romantic, and Victorian Literature

ENGL 213 Christopher Marlowe

ENGL 214 Revenge Tragedy

ENGL 216 Milton

ENGL 218 The Gothic Spirit

ENGL 222 The Art of Jane Austen

ENGL 244 Shakespeare I

ENGL 281 London Program: Seeing Romantically: London's Age of Wonder

ENGL 282 London Program: London Theater

ENGL 285 The Arts of Power: Poetry, Painting, and Propaganda at the English Court (1509-1685) (not offered in 2011-2012)

ENGL 301 The Courtly Chaucer (not offered in 2011-2012)

ENGL 310 Shakespeare II

ENGL 313 Major Works of the English Renaissance: The Faerie Queene (not offered in 2011-2012)

ENGL 323 English Romantic Poetry

FREN 240 Introduction to French and Francophone Literature: Dreams of Trespass

FREN 241 Sexuality and Sagacity: Introduction to French and Francophone Literature

FREN 243 Topics in Cultural Studies: The Urban Periphery/Negotiated Cultures

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

FREN 249 The French Art of Living: Tradition, Myth, Reality

FREN 340 Arts of Brevity: Short Fiction (not offered in 2011-2012)

FREN 341 Madame Bovary and Her Avatars (not offered in 2011-2012)

FREN 351 Love, War and Monsters in Early Modern France

GERM 205 Berlin Program: Intermediate Composition and Conversation

GERM 207 Young Adult Literature

GERM 219 German Film after World War II

GERM 231 Damsels, Dwarfs, and Dragons: Medieval German Literature (not offered in 2011-2012)

GERM 234 Introduction to German Culture

GERM 247 Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends (not offered in 2011-2012)

GERM 295 Berlin Program: Berlin: The German Metropolis

GERM 312 Rilke and His Circle (not offered in 2011-2012)

GERM 346 Viennese Culture on Site (not offered in 2011-2012)

GERM 351 The Age of Goethe

HIST 239 Britain, c. 1485-1834: From Sceptred Isle to Satanic Mills (not offered in 2011-2012)

HIST 240 Imperial Russia (not offered in 2011-2012)

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 2011-2012)

HIST 245 Ireland: The Origin of the Troubles

HIST 248 Berlin Program: Monuments and Memory: A Cultural History of Berlin (not offered in 2011-2012)

HIST 250 Modern Germany (not offered in 2011-2012)

HIST 330 Gender, Ethics and Power in Medieval France (not offered in 2011-2012)

HIST 346 The Holocaust (not offered in 2011-2012)

MELA 240 Turkey Today: An Introduction

MELA 241 Ottoman-Turkish History Through Music

MELA 242 Ethnographies of Turkey (not offered in 2011-2012)

POSC 388 European Political Economy Seminar in Madrid and Maastricht: Spanish Politics and Political Economy (not offered in 2011-2012)

RUSS 150 Contemporary Russian Culture and Society

RUSS 205 Russian in Cultural Contexts

RUSS 227 Moscow Program: Russia East and West

RUSS 244 Russian Literature in Translation: The Novel to 1917 (not offered in 2011-2012)

RUSS 255 Russian Cinema: History and Theory (not offered in 2011-2012)

RUSS 266 Dostoevsky (not offered in 2011-2012)

RUSS 267 War and Peace (not offered in 2011-2012)

RUSS 268 Russian Fiction of the Soviet Period (not offered in 2011-2012)

RUSS 331 Russia's Literature of the Uncanny (not offered in 2011-2012)

RUSS 333 Russian Literature for Children

RUSS 336 Pushkin

RUSS 345 Russian Cultural Idioms of the Nineteenth Century (not offered in 2011-2012)

RUSS 351 Chekhov (not offered in 2011-2012)

RUSS 395 Senior Seminar: The Cult of Stalin (not offered in 2011-2012)

SPAN 209 Madrid Program: Current News

SPAN 240 Introduction to Spanish Literature (not offered in 2011-2012)

SPAN 244 Spain Today: Recent Changes through Narrative and Film

SPAN 247 Madrid Program: Spanish Art from El Greco to Picasso

SPAN 250 Spanish Cinema (not offered in 2011-2012)

SPAN 256 Lorca, Buñuel, and Dalí: Poetry, Film, and Painting in Spain

SPAN 301 Greek and Christian Tragedy

SPAN 320 New Spanish Voices

SPAN 330 The Invention of the Modern Novel: Cervantes' Don Quijote (not offered in 2011-2012)

SPAN 331 Baroque Desires (not offered in 2011-2012)

SPAN 351 Madrid Program: Film and the City

SPAN 358 The Spanish Civil War (not offered in 2011-2012)

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 278. Cross-Cultural Psychology Sem in Prague: Politics & Culture in Central Europe-Twentieth Century This course covers important political, social, and cultural developments in Central Europe during the twentieth century. Studies will explore the establishment of independent nations during the interwar period, Nazi occupation, resistance and collaboration, the Holocaust and the expulsion of the Germans, the nature of the communist system, its final collapse, and the post-communist transformation. 6 cr., ND; NE, Not offered in 2011-2012.

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, SpringL. Goering