European Studies

In addition to the European Studies (EURO ST) course offerings and quarterly approved courses, please check the list of General Approved Courses that may be taken for the emphases in the European Studies major.

Term:  

European Studies courses and non-Humanities courses approved for European Studies emphases this quarter

Fall Quarter (F20)

Dept Course No., Title   Instructor
EURO ST (F20)9  EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE AGESPAN, D

This course will provide an introduction to European medieval literature, thought, and politics, from the 5th through the 14th centuries. We will read key literary and philosophical texts in order to relate them to major political conflicts of their periods. Topics to be covered will include the character of war in feudal society, the conflicts between church and empire, and the politics of courtly life. Literary texts will include Augustine’s Confessions, the Nibelungenlied, Chrétien de Troyes’s Lancelot, and Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Days: TU TH  12:00-12:00 AM

EURO ST (F20)10  EUROPE & MODERNITYSMITH, J

The goal of this course is to explore how developments coming out of Europe helped shape the modern (western) world we live in today. We will concentrate on the period between roughly 1500 and 1800. This is the period that includes such movements as the Protestant Reformation and ensuing wars, the rise of new scientific thinking, the beginning of capitalism, complex interaction between Europe and the Islamic Ottoman Empire, the Enlightenment, secularization, and the foundation of the nation-state system. We will consider these crucial developments from a variety of perspectives in the social sciences (economics, political theory, sociology) and the humanities (art, literature, music, and philosophy).

EURO ST (F20)13  LANGUAGE IN EUROPE: IDENTITY, POWER, AND POLITICSLEVINE, G

Europe is one of the most linguistically diverse places in the world. With 24 official languages and hundreds of other languages used throughout its 44 countries, the continent enjoys an acceptance of multilingualism and comprehensive language policies that have led to unprecedented cooperation and unification. Yet language also has long been a source of conflict and division within as well as between its countries. Language in Europe is inextricable from personal and community identities and plays out in its cultures and politics. In this course, we will explore Europe’s fascinating linguistic diversity from historical, cultural, and sociolinguistic perspectives, and through case studies of contemporary events and issues that influence and are influenced by language, including current political trends and movements, education issues, migration, and international relations.
Days: MWF  09:00-09:50 AM

Other Humanities courses approved for European Studies emphases this quarter

Fall Quarter (F20)

Dept/Description Course No., Title  Instructor

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