European Studies

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.

Application

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.

Requirements

  • 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.

Course Requirements

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

Italian

  • ITAL 3500 - Italian Film

Latin

  • 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.

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