European Studies Certificate
Students who are pursuing a major in Spanish, a minor in French or German, or any combination of the aforementioned, are eligible to complete the European Studies certificate.
Students seeking this certificate shall demonstrate their major in Spanish and/or minor in Spanish, French, or German, and in consultation with the co-directors of the certificate, complete an application.
- Completion of a program in at least one European language.
- Fifteen credits of course work. 6 credit hours may be double-purposed between major/minor electives and certificate courses.
Culture-Based Courses (6 Credit Hours)
Students shall take 6 credit hours in culture-based courses within the department, in a language other than their major or minor(s). These courses will be in literature in translation, film, civilization, and/or special topics. They will be taught in English, unless the student has completed a second language or can present proficiency in a second European language. Students with proficiency in two languages should concentrate on offerings outside those languages. Courses may be selected from the following.
- EUST 3000 - Introduction to European/EU Culture French, including Francophone cultures
- FR 3240 - French Culture from 1700-1917
- FR 3250 - Contemporary France: Civilization & Culture
- FR 3270 - Francophone Cultures
- FR 3500 - Special Topics in French
- FR 4110 - French Film German, including Austria and former Habsburg territories
- GER 3180 - German/Austrian Civilization and Culture from 1700-1918
- GER 3190 - 20th and 21st Century German and Austrian Civilization and Culture
- GER 3450 - German Film
- GER 3500 - Special Topics in German/Austrian Studies
- GER 3850 - Austrian and Central European Film
Spanish (as Foreign Culture Studies)
- FCS 3490 - Internship in Foreign Cultures
- FCS 3690 - Topics in Hispanic Film
- ITAL 3500 - Italian Film
- LAT 3110 - Classical Literature - Latin or
- FCS 3650 - Classical Literature in Translation - Latin
Foreign Culture Studies
- FCS 3890 - Field Studies in Language and Culture
- FCS 3990 - Topics in Foreign Culture
Courses from an Outside Department (6 Credit Hours)
Students will select 6 credit hours from the following courses.
- AH 2820 - Survey: Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo Art
- AH 3000 - Topics in Art History (if European topic)
- AH 3790 - Romanesque and Gothic Art
- AH 3840 - Baroque Art
- FILM 3950 - Women in Film (if European topic)
- FILM 3990 - European Film - European History
- FILM 4250 - Directors in Focus (if European topic)
- HIST 1030 - The Rise of Modern Europe, 1500-1815
- HIST 1040 - Modern Europe, 1815-Present
- HIST 3230 - Fascism and the Holocaust
- HIST 3250 - Germans and the Holocaust
- HIST 3350 - Germany, 1763 to 1866
- HIST 3360 - Germany Since 1866
- HIST 3370 - Hitler and German National Socialism
- HIST 3380 - Germany Since 1945
- HIST 3990 - European Film - European History
Capstone (3 Credit Hours)
A 3-credit European Studies thesis on a trans- or pan-European topic will be determined in consultation with the co-directors and led by the student’s primary language advisor.