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2012-2014 COURSE CATALOGUE : EUROPEAN STUDIES

European Studies provides students with a systematic introduction to European culture, a critique of European mythology and origins from several perspectives, and coherent concentrations at the major and minor level. It is an appropriate field for those interested in international politics, global economies, and the fine and performing arts. Study in Europe is recommended for all European Studies students. Many courses, in consultation with a program adviser, can be counted for the major or minor. Students are encouraged to make connections between this program and courses offered in other departments.

Global Education Programs in Europe
Aix-en-Provence/Avignon, France
Bath, England
Central Europe (Germany, Romania and Hungary)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Galway, Ireland
Geneva, Switzerland
London, England
Maastricht, Netherlands
Madrid, Spain
Norwich, England
Rome, Italy
Tuebingen, Germany

REQUIREMENTS for the MAJOR (B.A.)
interdisciplinary, 11 courses
EUST 101 and 102 (HIST 101 and 105 may be substituted in consultation with an adviser); one European Studies theory course; one European Studies fine or performing arts course; two semesters of a European language at a level appropriate to the student; and five additional courses focused on a single theme in European Studies.

REQUIREMENTS for the MINOR
interdisciplinary, 7 courses
EUST 101 or 102 (HIST 101 or 105 may be substituted in consultation with an adviser); one European Studies theory course; one European Studies fine or performing arts course; one semester of a European language at a level appropriate to the student; three additional courses focused on a single theme in European Studies.

European Studies Courses
In general, courses from any department that focus on European history, literature, art, politics, society, or institutions may count toward European Studies requirements. Thus, for instance, courses on the British novel, on ancient Greek philosophy, or on the Russian economy could count for European Studies, as could courses that analyze trans-European phenomena such as the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, or the European Union. A European Studies adviser may be consulted on whether a particular course counts or not.

Theory Courses
The following is a non-exhaustive, representative list of courses that meet the requirement for a European Studies theory course.

ANTH 205 Race, Class and Ethnicity
ANTH 271 Jobs, Power and Capital
ARTH 211 Feminism in the Arts
BIDS 200 Dialogues in Critical Social Studies
ECON 212 Environmental Economics
ECON 230 History of Economic Thought
ECON 236 Introduction to Radical Political Economy
ECON 305 Political Economy
ECON 310 Economics and Gender
HIST 102 Modern World
HIST 476 Seminar: Western Civilization and Its Discontents
POL 160 Introduction to Political Theory
POL 265 Modern Political Theory
POL 279 Radical Thought, Left and Right
REL 402 Conflict of Interpretations
SOC 340 Feminist Sociological Theory

Fine and Performing Arts
The following is a non-exhaustive, representative list of courses that meet the requirement for a European studies course in fine and performing arts.

ARTH 210 Woman as Image and Image Maker
ARTH 223 The Poetry of Color: Painting in Venice (1470-1600)
ARTH 226 Northern Renaissance Art
ARTH 230 The Age of Michelangelo
ARTH 232 Rococo Art and Architecture
ARTH 240 European Painting in the 19th Century
ARTH 250 20th-Century European Art: Reality Remade
ARTH 256 Art of Russian Revolution
ARTH 270 First Christian Millennium
ARTH 332/432 Roman Art and Politics
ARTH 333 Contemporary Art
BIDS 298 The Ballets Russes
DAN 210 Dance History I
DAN 212 Dance History II
MUS 130 Beethoven: The Man and His Music
MUS 150 In a Russian Voice
MUS 160 The Symphony
MUS 202 History of Western Art Music: Medieval/Renaissance
MUS 203 History of Western Art Music: Baroque Classical
MUS 204 History of Western Art Music: Romantic Modern
MUS 206 Opera As Drama
RUSE 204 Russian Film

Concentration Requirements in European Studies
Five courses must be organized around a particular theme that should be chosen in consultation with a European Studies adviser. Students are encouraged to pursue genuinely transnational studies, or studies of European institutions and ideas across time. But if a student wishes to concentrate on a particular European society, or a particular period in European history, such concentrations can be accommodated. Concentrations ought to be as multidisciplinary as possible. Within the five courses that make up the concentration, students are required to select courses from at least three different departments.

Sample Concentrations
The following are examples of the kinds of concentrations students might pursue:

Political Culture in Modern Europe
ARTH 389 Rococo to Revolution
FRNE 395 Society and Culture of the Ancien Régime
POL 245 Politics of the New Europe
POL 265 Modern Political Theory
WRRH 312 Power and Persuasion: Readings in Rhetoric, Renaissance to Modern

Medieval Europe
ARTH 270 First Millennium of Christian Art
BIDS 316 The Anglo-Saxons
ENG 228 Comparative Medieval Literature
HIST 234 Medieval History
HIST 250 Medieval Popular Culture

A Case Study in Comparative Development—Russia and France
ECON 146 Russian Economy: From Plan to Market
FRNE 395 Society and Culture of the Ancien Régime
HIST 223 Modern France
HIST 237 Europe Since the War
HIST 260 Peter the Great to 1917

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
101 Foundations of European Studies I: Antiquity to Renaissance Arising from the conjunction, over time, of ancient Mediterranean peoples with other indigenous groups, the set of cultures known as “European” continues to influence us. Drawing on art, history, literature, music, and philosophy from Greco Roman antiquity to the Renaissance, this course explores, both historically and critically, some of the core ideas which characterize these European cultures.

102 Foundations of European Studies II: Early Modern to Postmodern Europe The course explores the structural transformations Europe has undergone since the sixteenth century while assessing critical European engagement with those transformations. Some of the topics covered are: the rise and transformation of the European state system; the Reformation; the development of capitalism and a class society; the origins of democratic liberalism; scientific and technological revolution; the Enlightenment; imperialism and colonization; the development of the modern subject; and Europe in the age of globalization.