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I. European Arts and Literature

History of Art & Architecture

CAS AH 287 The Nineteenth Century
CAS AH 295 History of Photography
CAS AH 380 Romanticism in Europe
CAS AH 382 Nineteenth-Century Architecture
CAS AH 391 Twentieth-Century Art to 1940
CAS AH 392 Twentieth-Century Art: 1940–1980
CAS AH 393 Contemporary Art
CAS AH 398 Twentieth-Century Architecture
CAS AH 482 Seminar in Nineteenth-Century European Art
CAS AH 540 Europe and the Islamic World
CAS AH 583 English Country House and American Cottages
CAS AH 595 English Country House

Core Curriculum

CAS CC 202 Core Humanities IV: From the Enlightenment to Modernity

English

CAS EN 323 British Literature Survey II
CAS EN 355, 356 Modern Drama I and II
CAS EN 468 Critical Studies of British Literature: Humanism & Novel
CAS EN 530 Literature of the Romantic Age II
CAS EN 531 Victorian Age I
CAS EN 532 Victorian Age II
CAS EN 535 Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry
CAS EN 543 Nineteenth-Century British Novel
CAS EN 544 Modern British Novel
CAS EN 568 Studies in British Literature (variable topics)
CAS EN 570 Studies in British Literary Movements (variable topics)
CAS EN 578 Studies in British Writers (variable topics)
CAS EN 589 Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Fiction

Romance Studies – French

CAS LF 350 Introduction to the Analysis of French Texts
CAS LF 351 Introduction to the French Novel
CAS LF 356 Le Cinéma Français
CAS LF 453 The French Enlightenment
CAS LF 455 Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature
CAS LF 460 Twentieth-Century French Literature II
CAS LF 475 Senior Seminar in French Literature
CAS LF 550 Studies in Eighteenth-Century French Literature
CAS LF 551 Modern French Theatre
CAS LF 554 Émile Zola and Naturalism
CAS LF 555 The Epistolary Novel
CAS LF 556 French Cinema and Literature
CAS LF 558 Colonial Fictions: Modern French Writing and the Colonies
CAS LF 570 Topics in Twentieth-Century French Literature
CAS LF 571 Topics in Nineteenth-Century French Literature

Modern Languages & Comparative Literature – German

CAS LG 250 Masterpieces of German Literature
CAS LG 280 Topics in German Ideas and Authors
CAS LG 282 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud
CAS LG 283 The Faust Tradition
CAS LG 325 German History and Culture Through Film
CAS LG 340 Topics in German Civilization
CAS LG 350 Introduction to German Literature
CAS LG 387 German Cinema
CAS LG 450 Origins of German Culture
CAS LG 452 The Age of Reason and Revolution
CAS LG 453 Romanticism
CAS LG 454 Nineteenth-Century German Literature
CAS LG 455 Early Twentieth-Century German Literature
CAS LG 456 German Literature and Culture Since 1945
CAS LG 461 German Poetry

Romance Studies – Italian

CAS LI 283 Twentieth-Century Culture and the Italian Film
CAS LI 352 Italian Literature III: Modern Period
CAS LI 450 The Novel in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Italy
CAS LI 451 Themes and Currents in Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry
CAS LI 453 Autobiography and the Confessional Novel
CAS LI 459/RN 459 Primo Levi Within Holocaust Literature
CAS LI 473 The Masters of Italian Cinema
CAS LI 590 Topics in Modern Italian Literature and Criticism

Modern Languages & Comparative Literature – Russian

CAS LR 250 Masterpieces of Russian Prose (in English translation)
CAS LR 280 Dostoyevsky (in English translation)
CAS LR 281 Tolstoy (in English translation)
CAS LR 282 Russian Prose Classics of the Twentieth Century (in English translation)
CAS LR 285 Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky (in English translation)
CAS LR 350 Introduction to Analysis of Russian Prose Texts
CAS LR 441 Contemporary Russian Press
CAS LR 442 Russian Media
CAS LR 443 Contemporary Russian Culture
CAS LR 455 Chekhov
CAS LR 456 Topics in Twentieth-Century Russian Literature

Romance Studies – Spanish

CAS LS 350 Introduction to Analysis of Hispanic Texts
CAS LS 454 Survey of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature
CAS LS 504 History of the Spanish Language
CAS LS 552 Lorca and his Contemporaries
CAS LS 559 The Spanish Civil War in Literature
CAS LS 561 The Generation of 1898
CAS LS 564 Spanish Realism
CAS LS 566 Spanish Romanticism
CAS LS 574 Literature and Politics in Post-Franco Spain
CAS LS 575 Peninsular Literature

Comparative Literature

CAS XL 222 Introduction to Comparative Literature: Western Literature
CAS XL 281 Holocaust Literature and Film
CAS XL 351 Faust Tradition
CAS XL 381 Dante’s Hell
CAS XL 520 Theory of the European Novel
CAS XL 540 Literary Translation

Music

CFA MU 222/224 Survey of Western Music from 1750 to the Present
CAS MU 229 Masterpieces of Opera
CAS MU 230 Mozart
CFA MU 240 Beethoven
CFA MU 324/334 Music in the Classical Period
CFA MU 325/335 Romantic Music
CFA MU 326/336 Music After 1900

Advisor approval required

The following variable topics courses in literature and the arts may sometimes be credited toward the European Studies major, but only, with advisor approval, when the topic is developed through central focus on European works, contexts, issues, movements, and engagements:

CAS AH 421 Seminar: Modern Architecture
CAS AH 495 Seminar: Twentieth-Century Art
CAS AH 494 Seminar: History of Photography
CAS AH 497 Seminar: Contemporary Art
CAS AH 520 The Museum and Historical Agency
CAS AH 585 Twentieth-Century Architecture and Urbanism
CAS EN 379 Fictional Forms: Gothic Monsters and Myths
CAS EN 4xx Methods and Criticism (topics vary and may count toward the major)
CAS EN 573/574 Studies in Literary Genres
CAS EN 575/576 Studies in Literature and Gender
CAS EN 582 Studies in Modern Literature
CAS EN 583/584 Studies in Literature and Ethnicity
CAS EN 586 Studies in Anglophone Literature
CAS EN 590 Studies in Comparative Literature
CAS EN 591/592 Studies in Literature and Society
CAS EN 593/594 Studies in Literature and the Arts
CAS EN 595/596 Studies in Literary Topics
CAS EN 598 Studies in Contemporary Literature
CAS LF 569 Topics in Francophone Writing
CAS LS 579 Topics in Hispanic Cinemas
CAS XL 310 Classical and Modern Literature
CAS XL 381 Topics in Gender and Literature
CAS XL 430 Topics in Literary Influence
CAS XL 556 Topics in Literature and Criticism
CFA MU 327/337 Selected Topics in Music History
CFA MU 344/354 Interdisciplinary Topics in Music History

II. European History, Philosophy, and Religion

Anthropology

AN 316 Contemporary European Ethnography (Area)
AN 515 Authenticity and Identity

Core Curriculum

CAS CC 203 Core Social Science I Foundations of the Social Sciences

History

CAS HI 215/PO 395 The European Enlightenment
CAS HI 217 History of Europe, 1815–1914
CAS HI 220 The Culture of World War I
CAS HI 221 Catastrophe and Cultural Memory
CAS HI 223 Nineteenth-Century European Intellectual History
CAS HI 224 Twentieth-Century European Intellectual History
CAS HI 226 European Cities and Cultures
CAS HI 247 The Making of Modern Britain
CAS HI 248 Twentieth-Century Britain
CAS HI 254 History of Ireland
CAS HI 266 French Revolution and Napoleon
CAS HI 272 History of Russia, 1689–1917
CAS HI 273 History of the Soviet Union
CAS HI 274 Issues in Modern Russian and Soviet History, 1861–1956
CAS HI 275 History of the Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe
CAS HI 360/AA 380 Blacks in Modern Europe
CAS HI 417 England from Reformation to Revolution
CAS HI 424 European Socialism, 1789–1989
CAS HI 434 Culture and Society in Modern Britain
CAS HI 440 Refugee Intellectuals (1933–1950)

Modern Languages & Comparative Literature – French

CAS LF 453 The French Enlightenment

Modern Languages & Comparative Literature – German

CAS LG 282 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud

Philosophy

CAS PH 248 Existentialism
CAS PH 310 History of Modern Philosophy
CAS PH 410 Continental Rationalism
CAS PH 411 British Empiricism
CAS PH 412 Philosophy of the Enlightenment
CAS PH 413 Kant
CAS PH 415 Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy
CAS PH 416 Hegel
CAS PH 418 Marx and Marxism
CAS PH 419 Nietzsche
CAS PH 423 History of the Vienna Circle
CAS PH 424 Wittgenstein
CAS PH 426 Phenomenology
CAS PH 427 Heidegger and Existential Philosophy
CAS PH 453 Theories of Political Society

Religion

CAS RN 328 Judaism in the Modern Period
CAS RN 329 Modern Jewish Thought
CAS RN 344 Islam and the West
CAS RN 374 The Church and the Jews
CAS RN 384 The Holocaust
CAS RN 470 Christian, Muslim, and Jew: Religion, Community, and Culture in Medieval Spain
CAS RN 577/578/583/584 Literature of Memory III–VI

III. European Politics and Society

History

KHC HI 102 The Culture of World War I
CAS HI 208 Renaissance Europe
CAS HI 209 Christendom Divided
CAS HI 210 Europe Between Renaissance and Revolution
CAS HI 212 Early Modern Europe
CAS HI 215/PO 395 The European Enlightenment
CAS HI 216 The Second Sex in European History
CAS HI 218 Contemporary European History
CAS HI 221 Catastrophe and Cultural Memory
CAS HI 223 Nineteenth-Century European Intellectual History
CAS HI 224 Twentieth-Century European Intellectual History
CAS HI 247 The Making of Modern Britain
CAS HI 248 Twentieth-Century Britain
CAS HI 266 French Revolution and Napoleon
CAS HI 270 Modern Germany
CAS HI 272 History of Russia, 1689–1917
CAS HI 273 History of the Soviet Union
CAS HI 274 Issues in Modern Russian and Soviet History, 1861–1956
CAS HI 275 History of the Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe
CAS HI 340 History of Modern Diplomacy
CAS HI 360/AA 380 Blacks in Modern Europe
CAS HI 414 Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe
CAS HI 417 England from Reformation to Revolution
CAS HI 425 Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe
CAS HI 426 Music and Ideas from Mozart to the Jazz Age
CAS HI 430 Comparative European Fascism
CAS HI 434 Monarchy in Modern Britain
CAS HI 435 Histories of Human Rights
CAS HI/IR 436 The Great War and the Fragile Peace
CAS HI 440 Refugee Intellectuals (1933–1950)
CAS HI 443 Jews and Germans
CAS HI 446 The Russian Revolution
CAS HI 537 World War II: Causes, Course, Consequences

International Relations

CAS IR 250/PO 382 Europe and International Relations
CAS IR 325/HI 229 The Great Powers and the Eastern Mediterranean
CAS IR 341/HI 278 Central Europe
CAS IR 363/PO 363 Soviet Politics
CAS IR 364/PO 364 The Politics of Post-Communist Russia
CAS IR 375/PO 375 Introduction to Russian and Post-Soviet Foreign Relations
CAS IR 536/GE 536 European Environmental Policy
CAS IR/HI 538 France, Europe, and the World
CAS IR 539 State-Formation and Nation-Building in Southeastern Europe
CAS IR 541 Russia’s International Policies I
CAS IR 542/PO 556 The Reemergence of Russia
CAS IR 543/PO 557 The Changing Face of Eastern Europe
CAS IR 545 Central/East European Diplomatic History
CAS IR 549/PO 545 Politics and International Relations of the Federal Republic of Germany
CAS IR 550/PO 525 European Integration
CAS IR 551/PO 528 Social Europe
CAS IR 552/PO 529 Nordic Europe
CAS IR 558/PO 588 Turkey and the European Union
CAS IR 589 North Atlantic/European Security Issues
CAS IR 596/PO 538 Globalization and Contemporary Capitalism in Advanced Industrialized Societies

Modern Languages & Comparative Literature – French

CAS LF 340 French Civilization Through Film
CAS LF 341 Topics in Contemporary French Culture

Modern Languages & Comparative Literature – German

CAS LG 325 Modern German History and Culture Through Film
CAS LG 340 Topics in German Civilization

Modern Languages & Comparative Literature – Italian

CAS LI 340 Culture and Civilization in Italy
CAS LI 349 Social, Political, and Cultural Life of Today’s Italy
CAS LI 540 Topics in Modern Italian Culture

Modern Languages & Comparative Literature – Russian

CAS LR 441 Contemporary Russian Press
CAS LR 443 Contemporary Russian Culture

Philosophy

CAS PH 453 Theories of Political Society

Political Science

CAS PO 341/IR 340 Comparative Public Policy
CAS PO 360/IR 359 British Political Institutions
CAS PO 361/IR 362 European Politics
CAS PO 392 Modern Political Theory
CAS PO 537/IR 537 The British Political System
CAS PO 554 Comparative Political Party Systems of Europe
CAS PO 661 Seminar: Continental Western European Governments

Sociology

CAS SO 203 Introduction to Sociological Theories
CAS SO 246 Sociology of Market Transitions
CAS SO 324 Soviet and Post-Soviet Societies

IV. Capstone Courses

History of Art & Architecture

CAS AH 585 Twentieth-Century Architecture and Urbanism

English

CAS EN 468 Critical Studies of British Literature: Humanism & Novel

History

CAS HI 426 Music and Ideas from Mozart to the Jazz Age
CAS HI 440 Refugee Hollywood (1933-1950)
CAS HI 538/IR 538 France, Europe, and the World: The History of French Foreign Relations in Modern Times

International Relations

CAS IR 452/PO 584 Topics in European Culture and Politics
CAS IR 500/LAW JD 880 Topics in International Relations: European Union Law

 

Note: Courses not listed above may fulfill European Studies program requirements with prior approval from the program director.