Placement Information for European Studies

European Studies is an interdisciplinary, individualized major. Students interested in a major in European Studies should consider taking at least one of European Studies 121, 122, or an approved, similarly broad course in European history or culture. The initial course is required for the major. A second such required course will be taken during the sophomore year or as soon as the student elects a European Studies major.

A major will spend at least one semester of the junior year pursuing an approved course of study in Europe. All majors must give evidence of proficiency in one European language besides English, ideally one that is appropriate to their senior project. Comparative literary studies, interdisciplinary work in history, sociology, philosophy, political science, economics, performance studies, visual arts, architecture, or music involving one or more European countries are possible approaches for the student’s required senior project.

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