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European Studies

UNDERSTAND THE WORLD THROUGH HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS AND LANGUAGES

The B.A. in European Studies blends the humanities and the social sciences. Offered jointly by the Departments of History; Political Science; and Languages, Literatures and Cultures, this interdisciplinary major combines language training with courses in history, politics and literature. Accordingly, it offers students a comprehensive knowledge of a particular European country and culture (France, Germany, Italy, Spain or Russia are all choices) within a broader transnational European context. Elective courses can be taken in art history, philosophy, music or any other subject germane to a student’s chosen focus. Faculty guide students in designing a curriculum that will strengthen knowledge of both their target area and Europe as a whole. Study abroad in Europe during a winter session or semester program is also encouraged. The combined effect is a body of knowledge that can launch careers in international business, law school, government agencies, NGOs and a range of graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • European History
  • Literatures of Europe
  • Comparative Politics and International Relations
  • Art History
  • Philosophy
  • Music
  • Geography

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Foreign Service
  • International Business
  • NGOs
  • Public Policy

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Law
  • History
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Administrative Policy

What’s special about this program?

The European Studies Program promotes interdisciplinary learning. Students are able to apply their interest in languages and European culture to history, political science and international relations. Additional offerings in art history, philosophy, music and geography enable students to build a multidimensional understanding of Europe and its global roles. Combining the humanities and the social sciences, this major’s signature blend of subjects challenges students to master skills and disciplines critical for careers in international arenas.

Get Involved

Amnesty International

Delta Phi Alpha (German Honors Society)

International Justice Mission at UD

International Relations Club

Mock Trial Club

Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)

Phi Kappa Phi Alpha

Project Change

Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honors Society)

StUDent Government Association

The Global Language and Cultural Partnership Program

Sample curriculum

HIST101/102

 

Western Civilization
ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH113

Contemporary Mathematics or higher

 

POSC270

 

Introduction to Comparative Politics

UNIV101

 

First Year Experience

 

 

Foreign Language Courses 105 or higher

 

 

 

Major Elective Course
 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Univeristy Multicultural Course

 

HIST200/300

History Courses

 

 

POSC Elective

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

University Breadth Courses w/Lab

 

 

European Studies Elective

 

 

Foreign Language Course 107 Level or higher

 

HIST300

History Course

 

POSC310

European Politics

 

 

Elective Courses

 

 

Foreign Language Course 300 Level or higher

 

 

European Literature 300 Level

 

  Discovery Learning Experience
POSC

Electives

 

 

2nd Writing Req.

 

 

European Literature 400 Level

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

Go Global at UD

This major is eligible for the following programs:

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