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Concentration-Specific Courses

The courses listed here represent courses that are sponsored by the European Studies Concentration.  Many other courses in other departments as well as many from study-abroad programs receive credit within the concentration.

Fall 2013

  • 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 credit; Argument and Inquiry Seminar, Writing Requirement, International Studies; offered Fall 2013 · P. Petzschmann

Winter 2014

  • 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 credit; Humanities, Humanistic Inquiry, International Studies; offered Winter 2014 · P. Petzschmann

Spring 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 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · D. Tompkins