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All courses are 4 credits each unless otherwise noted. Individual language courses are not listed. For more information about the programs referenced below, please visit BU Study Abroad.

Arezzo, Italy

Arezzo Physical Theatre Program

Classes include:

  • CFA TH 326 Commedia dell’Arte
  • CRA TH 330 Philosophy of Art and Performance

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Internship Program

Classes include:

  • CAS IR 415 The European Union in the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects
  • GRS IR 709 The European Union in the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects

Dresden, Germany

Dresden University Studies Program

CAS DR 300 Intensive German Language and Culture: Students enroll in three 3-credit courses at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). In the past, students have chosen courses from the following fields:

  • German Linguistic History
  • German Literature
  • German Language
  • German History
  • Music History
  • Political Science
  • Political Philosophy

Dresden Internship Program

CAS DR 300 Intensive German Language and Culture: Along with an internship, students enroll in two 3-credit courses at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). In the past, students have chosen courses from the following fields:

  • German Linguistic History
  • German Literature
  • German Language
  • German History
  • Music History
  • Political Science
  • Political Philosophy

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Internship Program

Classes include:

  • CAS EC 372 The Irish Economy
  • CAS EN 392 Modern Irish Literature
  • CAS HI 325/PO 381 The History of Ireland
  • CAS SO 341 Contemporary Irish Society
  • CFA AR 340 The Arts in Ireland
  • COM FT 415 Film and Television Drama in Ireland

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva Internship Program

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 308 From Caesar to Corbusier: The History of Switzerland Through its Art and Architecture*
  • CAS FR 313 Advanced French I
  • CAS IR 444 The Activities of International Organizations*
  • CAS IR 445 Introduction to Public International Law*
  • CAS PO 247/IR 418 Politics, Nations and Identity in the New Europe: Switzerland and the European Union

Students also enroll in one French language course suitable to their level. Courses marked with an asterisk are subject to approval for credit towards the major or minor.

Grenoble, France

Grenoble Language & Liberal Arts Program

CAS LF 261 French Civilization: Students may choose from the following courses at the Centre Universitaire d’Études Françaises (CUEF) for 3 credits each:

  • French History
  • French Politics and Economics
  • France and Europe
  • French Civilization and Culture
  • French Cinema
  • Twentieth-Century French Literature
  • Francophone Literature

Depending on their level, students may also choose from courses at the Université de Grenoble for 3 credits each. In the past, students have chosen courses from the following fields:

  • Art History
  • European, Italian, and French History
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Philosophy

Grenoble Science Program

Classes include:

  • CAS LF 299 Approaches to Contemporary French Society and Culture

London, England

London & Paris: Architecture and Urbanism Program (Summer)

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 381 London Architecture and Urbanism
  • CAS AH 383 Paris and its Architecture: From Monument to Urban Landscape

London Art History Program with the Courtauld Institute of Art

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 320 Modern British Art and Design
  • CAS AH 388 British Painting from Holbien to the Twentieth Century
  • CAS AH 490 Seminar, Special Topics in the History of Art (6 credits)*

London History & Literature Program

Classes include:

  • CAS EN 340 Visionary Capital: The Writing of London CAS EN 391 Research Seminar in the Literature of London
  • CAS EN 357 Modern British Drama: A Critic’s Perspective
  • CAS EN 387 Writing in Today’s Britain: Meet the Writer
  • CAS EN 391 Research Seminar in the Literature of London
  • CAS HI 246 London: Imperial City to World City CAS HI 432 Research Seminar and Tutorial in English History
  • CAS HI 249/WS 310 London Women’s Social History from Aphra Behn to the Blitz
  • CAS HI 251 Cultural Capital: The History of Popular Culture in London
  • CAS HI 432 Research Seminar and Tutorial in English History*
  • CFA TH 508 Contemporary British Theatre

London Internship Program

  • CAS AH 320 Modern British Art and Design
  • CAS AH 381 London Architecture and Urbanism
  • CAS AH 388 British Painting from Holbein to the Twentieth Century
  • CAS EC 330 European Business Environment: Institutions and Enterprise
  • CAS EC 346 European Capital Markets
  • CAS EC 360 British Macroeconomic Policy
  • CAS EC 364 Economic Policy: A British Perspective
  • CAS EN 310 British and Irish Writing: Poetry and the Novel since 1900
  • CAS EN 357 Modern British Drama: A Critic’s Perspective
  • CAS EN 387 Writing in Today’s Britain: Meet the Writer
  • CAS HI 249/WS 310 London Women’s Social History from Aphra Behn to the Blitz
  • CAS HI 250 British Youth Culture from 1950 to the Present
  • CAS HI 251 Cultural Capital: The History of Popular Culture in London
  • CAS HI 252 Class, Power, and the Making of British Identity
  • CAS HI 253 London at War: From the Home Front to the Frontline
  • CAS IR 335/PO 220 Britain and Europe – A New Beginning
  • CAS IR 336 European Business Environment: Institutions and Enterprise
  • CAS IR 359/PO 221 British Political Institutions
  • CAS IR 361 Understanding British Foreign and Domestic Policy
  • CAS IR 392 Britain and the European Question: The Confluence of History and Politics
  • CAS PO 222 The British Legal System
  • CAS PO 224 British Law and Current Issues
  • CAS PO 225 Understanding British Foreign and Domestic Policy Processes
  • CAS SO 321 Contemporary Issues in British Welfare
  • CAS WS 310 London Women’s Social History from Aphra Behn to the Blitz
  • CFA TH 440 Experiencing London Theater: In the Postwar World
  • CFA TH 508 Contemporary British Theater
  • COM FT 316 British Film and TV since 1960
  • COM FT 317 British Cinema and Society
  • COM FT 318 British Television Studies
  • COM JO 358 British Journalism, Culture, and Society

London & Paris: Architecture and Urbanism Program

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 381 London Architecture and Urbanism (Taught in London)
  • CAS AH 383 Paris and its Architecture: From Monument to Urban Landscape (Taught in Paris)

London Liberal Arts Program (Summer)

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 319 Arts and Media in Britain
  • CAS AH 381 London Architecture and Urbanism
  • CAS AR 514 Graphic Design in Britain
  • CAS EC 346 European Capital Markets
  • CAS EC 364 Economic Policy—A British Perspective
  • CAS EN 310 Introduction to Modern British and Irish Literature
  • CAS IR 392 Britain and the European Question: The Confluence of History and Politics
  • CAS PO 360 British Political Institutions
  • CAS PO 534 Comparative British and American Constitutional Law: The British Legal System
  • CAS SO 321 Contemporary Issues in British Welfare
  • CAS WS 305 Critical Issues in Women’s Studies: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: Femininity and Popular Culture in Great Britain

Courses marked with an asterisk are subject to approval for credit towards the major or minor.

Madrid, Spain

Madrid Spanish and European Studies Program

Courses include:

  • CAS AH 364 Art and Architecture in Madrid: 1561-Today*
  • CAS HI 256 History of Spain 711-1898*
  • CAS PO 245 Nationalism in Spain in a European Context
  • SHA HF 320 Food in Spain: Culinary History and Sociocultural Context

Madrid Spanish Studies Program

Courses include:

  • CAS HI 255/LS 340 History of Spain: 711-1898*
  • CAS LS 241 Spanish Civilization
  • CAS SP 302 Topics in Contemporary Spanish Culture
  • CAS SP 400 Topics in Hispanic Literature

Courses marked with an asterisk are subject to approval for credit towards the major or minor.

Padua, Italy

Padua Italian and European Studies Program

Classes include:

  • CAS HI 263 Modern Italian History
  • COM FT 315 History of Italian Cinema
  • SHA HF 323 The Italian Food Industry: Economics, Culture, and Society

Padua Italian Studies Program

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 349 Between the Lily and the Lion: Art in Renaissance Padua
  • CAS HI 259 Italian Emigration and Immigration
  • CAS HI 262 Modern Italian History
  • CAS IT 344 Topics in Italian Music History*
  • CAS LI 354 Contemporary Italian Literature
  • CAS LI 354 Contemporary Italian Culture
  • CAS LI/RN 459 Primo Levi and the Holocaust in Italy
  • CAS RN 327 Jews and Christians in Italy: A Historical Perspective

Students also enroll in one Italian language course suited to their level. In addition to the BU courses, students may choose one to two 4-credit courses from the Università degli Studi di Padova (UNIPD). Students who wish to take a course at UNIPD should be fairly confident in their Italian language skills. Some courses that have been taken by students at UNIPD in the past are listed below:

  • Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • Contemporary Italian Poetry
  • History of Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature
  • Early Modern European History
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (German, French, Spanish)
  • History of Italian Cinema
  • Film Studies
  • Contemporary Italian History
  • European Political Organizations
  • European (EU) Studies
  • International Relations
  • International Law
  • Political and Economic Geography
  • Political Parties and Pressure Groups
  • Sociology

Courses marked with an asterisk are subject to approval for credit towards the major or minor.

Paris, France

Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) Exchange, Paris, France

Sciences Po is well known for its strong programs in political science, international relations, and history, although students from other disciplines are encouraged to apply. BU students must take their courses in French.

London & Paris: Architecture and Urbanism Program (Summer)

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 381 London Architecture and Urbanism
  • CAS AH 383 Paris and its Architecture: From Monument to Urban Landscape

Paris Contemporary Studies Program

Classes include:

  • Advanced French and Critical Workshop (3 credits)
  • CAS LF 486 Topics in Contemporary Studies

During the second part of the semester, students will enroll in three, 3-credit courses at Paris VIII.

Paris Internship Program

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 356 French Art and Architecture: Contemporary Art in Paris
  • CAS EC 361 Economic Development of Europe: From Economic to Political Union
  • CAS HI 268 Post-Colonial Paris
  • CAS LF 342 Paris Aujourd’hui: French Society and Civilization through the Performing Arts
  • CAS LF 343 La France à Paris: Paris in Literature and the Arts
  • CAS LF 344 Postcolonial Paris: Cultural and Political History of Colonization and Immigration in Paris
  • CAS PO 240 Paris Politique: Institutions of the Fifth Republic and Current Event

London & Paris: Architecture and Urbanism Program

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 381 London Architecture and Urbanism (Taught in London)
  • CAS AH 383 Paris and its Architecture: From Monument to Urban Landscape (Taught in Paris)

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany Landscape Painting Program (Summer)

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 257 Renaissance Art [This course focuses on Italian art]

Students also enroll in one Italian language course suitable to their level.


Note: There are a number of courses taught by partner universities (such as the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid) that don’t carry BU numbers, but that could also potentially count for a European Studies major or minor. Please inquire.