Study Abroad

Save in exceptional circumstances, a European Studies major will spend at least one semester of the junior year pursuing an approved course of study in Europe. Upon return, the student will ordinarily elect, in consultation with the advisory subcommittee, at least one course that helps integrate the European experience into the major.

For more resources, visit the Amherst College Career Center's study abroad site.

Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Course Catalog

The information below is taken from the printed catalog the college produces each year. For more up to date information, including links to course websites, faculty homepages, reserve readings, and more, use the 'courses' or semester specific link to your left.

Diplomats Robert and Margaret Pearson To Speak April 2

March 14, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Ambassador W. Robert Pearson and his wife, Margaret Pearson, a senior United States Foreign Service officer, will discuss U.S. diplomatic, economic and cultural relations with Turkey on Monday, April 2 at 4 p.m. in Porter Lounge in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The event, sponsored by the Program in European Studies, is free and open to the public.

Historian Tony Judt To Speak on “WWII, the Holocaust And Contemporary Europe: Too Much Memory?” at Amherst College Nov. 7

November 1, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College Senior Jenny Horowitz To Study in Spain on Fulbright Grant

Concert of “Musical Orientalism” Art Songs at Amherst College March 14

Resources

Affiliated Amherst College Academic Departments
 

Architecture

Classics

English

Economics

Major Requirements

The core of the major consists of eight courses that will examine a significant portion of European civilization through a variety of disciplines. Two of these courses will be European Studies 121 and 122 (or the equivalent; see below), and two will be independent work during the senior year. In the second semester of the senior year, the student major writing a thesis may designate the research course as a double course (European Studies 499D), in which case the total number of courses required to complete the major becomes nine.

European Studies


European Studies is a major program that provides opportunity for independent and interdisciplinary study of European culture. Through integrated work in the humanities and social sciences, the student major examines a significant portion of the European experience and seeks to define those elements that have given European culture its unity and distinctiveness.

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