European Studies

European Studies
BA
Hours42 - 58 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Requirement 1 Complete 1 Course
Complete the GE Foreign Language requirement in a European language.
ALBAN 330 - (Not currently offered)
BASQ 330 - (Not currently offered)
CATLN 330 - (Not currently offered)
CROAT 330 - (Not currently offered)
ESTON 330 - (Not currently offered)
SRBIA 330 - (Not currently offered)
WELSH 330 - (Not currently offered)
Requirement 5 Complete 1 Option
Disciplinary tracks:
Option 5.1 Complete 2 Groups
A. Social Sciences Track:
Option 5.2
B. Humanities Track: Complete four courses from the following: Any 300- or 400-level art history, film, humanities, literature, or philosophy course with an European emphasis. Certain 200-level courses may also count toward this requirement. Prior to registration each semester, the European Studies coordinator will distribute a list of courses that will count toward this requirement.
Requirement 6 Complete 1 Course
Requirement 7
Complete 9 hours of supporting course work. In consultation with the faculty coordinator, propose a list of advanced courses (typically 300- or 400- level) that are European focused and that have a coherent logic relative to educational and career goals. Note that courses approved for this requirement may not be used to fulfill any other European Studies requirement. No more than three credits may be double-counted between the European Studies major and another major or minor. Students may count up to three hours of European-related academic internship credit (usually IAS 399R) toward this requirement.
Requirement 8
Complete an exit interview or participate in a focus group with the European Studies coordinator during the final semester before graduation. At this interview, students will take a short assessment examination on European history, politics, and culture and will be asked to reflect on their progress in achieving the learning outcomes of the major, their perceptions of the major, and their life-long learning and career goals. Students come to the interview prepared to lead a discussion on one major European issue of their choice that they've encountered in their program.
Program Outcomes

Factual Knowledge

Demonstrate general factual knowledge of the geography, history, politics and societies of Europe, both past and present.

Factual Knowledge

Demonstrate general factual knowledge of the geography, history, politics, and cultures of Europe, both past and present.

Analyzing European Topics

Be able to analyze and interpret specific European topics at an in-depth level using theories, concepts, research materials and ideas from more than one European Studies-related discipline.

Analyzing European Topics

Be able to analyze and interpret specific European topics at an in-depth level using major theories, concepts, and ideas from the core European Studies disciplines (history, political science, and the humanities).

Analyzing European Topics

Be able to analyze and interpret specific European topics at an in-depth level using major theories, concepts, and ideas from the core European Studies disciplines (history, political science, and the humanities).

Language Proficiency

Be able to read and communicate ideas, orally and in writing, in a European language (other than English).

Language Proficiency

Demonstrate the ability to read and communicate, both orally and in writing, in a European language other than English.

Life-Long Learning

Develop the curiosity and habits of thought that will lead to life-long learning and continued contact with European cultures.

Life-Long Learning

Develop the curiosity and habits of thought that will lead to life-long learning and continued investment in global history, politics, and cultures.

Life-Long Learning

Develop the curiosity and habits of thought that will lead to life-long learning and continued investment in international history, politics, and cultures.

International Experience

Acquire significant experience in international (preferably European) settings via study aborad, internship and other programs.

International Experience

Acquire global fluency through coursework in international studies, regular attendance at Kennedy Center lectures, and meaningful study abroad and international internship experiences.