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Europe Concentration

Deeply connected both historically and culturally, Europe remains of vital importance to the US and its citizens. Many of the ideas that shape our daily lives and inform our worldviews have their roots in Europe – capitalism, democracy, and countless scientific and technological innovations. Our economies are closely intertwined, with the greatest amount of US foreign direct investment (FDI) going to Europe, and a large percentage of European FDI coming to the US. Our similar political systems and values provide a foundation for collaboration as we work toward peace and security. NATO remains a vital alliance, and in recent years there have been many instances of cooperation between the US and European countries in order to address significant global challenges of our time: political instability, terrorism, human rights issues, and climate change.

The International Studies (IS) major requires participation in an approved study abroad program or an approved international engagement activity. Please indicate your plan to meet that requirement by completing the Study Abroad Indication of Intent Form.

15 credit hours, at least 12 at the 200 level or higher.


Group A (choose one course)

  • FREN-F 300 - Lectures et analyses littéraires
  • FREN-F 363 - Introduction à la France moderne
  • FREN-F 461 - La France contemporaine
  • FREN-F 474 - Thème et Version
  • FREN-F 475 - Le français oral: cours avancé
  • FREN-F 495 - Individual Readings in French (variable topics)
  • GER-G 362 - Introduction to Contemporary Germany
  • GER-G 363 - Introduction to German Cultural History
  • GER-G 415 - Perspectives on German Literature
  • GER-G 418 - German Film and Popular Culture
  • GER-G 464 - German Culture and Society
  • SPAN-S 411 - Spain: The Cultural Context
  • SPAN-S 407 - Survey of Spanish Literature I
  • SPAN-S 408 - Survey of Spanish Literature II
  • FINA-A 101 - Ancient and Medieval Art
  • FINA-A 102 - Renaissance Through Modern Art
  • ENG-L 298 - English Literature to 1600
  • ENG-L 298 - English Literature from 1600 to 1800
  • ENG-L 299 - English Literature since 1800
  • ENG-L 303 - Medieval English Literature in Translation
  • ENG-L 309 - Elizabethan Poetry
  • ENG-L 313 - Early Plays of Shakespeare
  • ENG-L 314 - Late Plays of Shakespeare
  • ENG-L 365 - Continental Drama

Subject to Approval:

*SPAN-S 275 - Hispanic Culture and Conversation
*SPAN-S 291 - Hispanic Literature and Civilization
*SPAN-S 301 - The Hispanic World I
*SPAN-S 302 - The Hispanic World II
*SPAN-S 303 - The Hispanic World III
*SPAN-S 363 - Introducción a la cultura hispánica
*SPAN-S 494 - Individual Readings in Hispanic Studies

*This course typically covers material from both Spain and Latin America. Please check with the instructor to ensure that the course's content relates your International Studies regional concentration. If that is not the case, the instructor may be able to offer alternative assignments.


Group B (choose one course)

  • HIST-B 359 - Europe, 1789 - 1848
  • HIST-B 360 - Europe, 1848 - 1914
  • HIST-B 361 - Europe in the Twentieth Century, 1914 - 1945
  • HIST-B 362 - Europe in the Twentieth Century, since 1945
  • HIST-B 103 - Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon
  • HIST-B 104 - Europe: Napoleon to the Present
  • PHIL-P 302 - Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 304 - 19th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 314 - Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL-P - Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • REL-R 152 - Jews, Christians, Muslims
  • REL-R 327 - Christianity, 50 - 450

Group C (choose one course)

  • POLS-Y 335 - European Politics
  • POLS-Y 349 - Comparative Public Policy
  • POLS-Y 354 - Nationalism in Europe
  • GEOG-G 418 - Historical Geography

Group D

  • Two courses from Europe Groups A, B, or C.