This concentration focuses on the new Europe and its historical and cultural contexts, attempting to understand the European contribution to world politics and cultural exchange. It involves the study of both traditional and new European cultural products (e.g., literature, film, visual art, electronic media) as well as of European institutions and contexts. This concentration will educate students interested in understanding Europe for its own sake but also help them to discover the ways in which the continent connects with other parts of the world. The concentration is committed to interdisciplinary approaches, and students may take courses in the traditional language-and-literature disciplines as well as in anthropology, art history, economics, film, history, music, philosophy, and political science.
The concentration defines the geography of modern Europe to include the Atlantic world as well as its Eurasian and Mediterranean neighbors.
One semester of language must be completed before declaring the major.
- Students must complete a minimum of 36 units in Global Studies, including at least three courses focused on a world area.
- Students must complete at least 24 units at the 300 level or above, including courses across a minimum of three academic disciplines.
- Students must complete at least 6 units at the 400 level, no more than 3 of which may be directed research or independent study.
- In addition to the 36 units, students must complete a four-semester sequence of courses in one modern language appropriate to their concentration.
These requirements may be fulfilled only with college-level course work undertaken during a student's undergraduate enrollment. Courses must be taken for a grade, and a student must receive a grade of C+ or higher in all courses.
This concentration requires 36 units of course work:
- 3 units of introductory course work (100 or 200 level)
- 3 units of European history course work (300 level or above from history department offerings on Europe [from 1750 forward])
- 3 units of non-European world area course work (any level)
- 27 units of advanced European studies course work (300-400 level; at least one course must focus on gender, race, or class)
- Students must fulfill the standard Global Studies language requirement with a European language consistent with their study abroad location (e.g., French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish).
Note: A single course may satisfy more than one of the distribution requirements (i.e., disciplinary; race, gender, class; or world area). Some of these requirements may be completed while abroad.
Introductory course work (choose one from this list, for a total of 3 units):
|GS 207||Crossing Borders: An Introduction to Institutions and Concepts in Global Studies||3|
|GS 244||Introduction to European Studies||3|
|History 102C||Western Civilization II||3|
|History 102D||Introduction to Modern European History||3|
|History 229||Modern European History: Migrations, Nation States, Identities||3|
Non-European area course work (3 units):
We consider world areas to be Africa, East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and South Asia. Courses that may be used to satisfy this requirement may include advanced area-specific courses or the following lower-level courses:
|AFAS 209B||African Studies: An Introduction||3|
|AFAS 2230||The African Diaspora: Black Internationalism Across Time and Space||3|
|AMCS 250||Topics in Asian American Studies: Introduction to Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies||3|
|Art-Arch 111||Introduction to Asian Art||3|
|East Asia 227C||Chinese Civilization||3|
|GS 135||First-Year Seminar: Chinatown: Migration, Identity, and Space||3|
|GS 140||East Asia in the World||3|
|GS 280||Sophomore Seminar: The Public Servant and Other Heroes: A History of Japan through Film||3|
|History 2157||First-Year Seminar: The Meaning of Pakistan: History, Culture, Art||3|
|History 2171||Who Died and Made Them Kings? People, Politics and Power in the Atlantic World||3|
|Japan 226C||Japanese Civilization||3|
|JIMES 208F||Introduction to Jewish Civilization: History and Identity||3|
|JIMES 210C||Introduction to Islamic Civilization||3|
|Korean 223C||Korean Civilization||3|
|LatAm 165D||Latin America: Nation, Ethnicity and Social Conflict||3|
Advanced course work: Students choose nine courses from current European-focused course offerings in the following departments.* All courses must be approved by the student's Global Studies advisor in order to count for the major. Visit the concentration webpage and master course list for the full list of options.
- African and African-American Studies
- Applied Linguistics
- Art History
- Film and Media Studies
- Global Studies
- Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities
- Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
- Languages and Literatures
- Political Science
- Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Students may submit a request to add a course by following the instructions for the Petition Process.