European Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to give students a comprehensive view of Europe, past and present, from a variety of perspectives. This program provides a solid grounding in the liberal arts and is excellent preparation for advanced study in graduate or professional school. Majors are encouraged to study abroad.

Interdisciplinary Major

(B.A. degree) (No minor is required) Fifty-four hours at least 39 of which must be 300 level or above, including:

  • French, German, or Spanish 15 hours
    • For French: FRE 230, 235, 310 or 312, plus 6 additional upper level hours.
    • For German: GER 230, 235, 310 or 312, plus 6 additional upper level hours.
    • For Spanish: SPA 230, 235, 301, 310, plus 3 additional upper level hours.
  • History 15 hours
    • HIS 331, 333 plus nine hours selected from HIS 111, 113, 323, 335, 337, 343, 345, 412, 417.
  • Political Science 3 hours
    • POS 302, European Politics
  • European Studies 3 hours
    • Selected From EUS 350, 440 or 470.
  • Eighteen hours to be chosen from the following: 18 hours
    • ART 216, Survey of Art History I; ART 217, Survey of Art History II;ART 414, Modern Art History
    • BUA 353, International Business Operations; BUA 363, International Finance; BUA 423, International Marketing; BUA 443, International Management
    • CLA 314, Mythology in Greek and Roman Literature; CLA 316, Ancient Drama; CLA 370, Topics in Classical Literature
    • ENG 211, English Literature Survey I; ENG 213, English Literature Survey II; ENG 294, Comparative Literature Survey; ENG 305, Milton; ENG 309, Neo-Classical Literature; ENG 314, Epic Poetry; ENG 325, 17th Century Literature; ENG 335, Shakespeare; ENG 339, Romantic Literature; ENG 389, Victorian Literature; ENG 405, Chaucer; ENG 419, English Novel; ENG 435, Medieval Literature; ENG 448, Modern British Literature; ENG 458, Irish Literature; ENG 475, Topics in Renaissance Literature; ENG 479, Topics in Nineteenth Century Literature
    • FRE 321, Initiation to French Literature; FRE 424, The Politics of Poetry; FRE 426, Prose and Criticism
    • GEO 115, World Regional Geography; GEO 317, Cultural Geography
    • GER 420, Masterpieces of German Literature; GER 370, Topics in German Literature
    • MUS 425, Music History to 1750; MUS 426, Music History since 1750
    • PHI 201, History of Philosophy I; PHI 203, History of Philosophy II; PHI 315, Existentialism and Idealism; PHI 435, Contemporary Continental Philosophy
    • POS 300, World Politics; POS 307, Comparative Politics; POS 400, Classical Political Theory; POS 402, Modern Political Theory; POS 403, American Foreign Policy; POS 407, International Law and Organization; POS 430, International Political Economy
    • REL 329, Church History
    • SPA 320, Survey of Spanish Literature; SPA 420, Spanish Literature of the Golden Age
    • A second foreign language (French, German, Greek, Latin or Spanish)
    • THE 425, Theatre History

Any Topics, Study Abroad, or other course with a significant European focus, subject to approval.

The eighteen hours of electives must be drawn from at least three different departments. A language course numbered 101 (103 for Greek) can be applied to the major only if the 102 (104 for Greek) course in that language has also been completed.

Course Offerings

350. European Studies Seminar. (3 hours)

440. Independent Study. (1-3 hours)

470. Topics. (3 hours)