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European Studies

European Studies

Why European Studies?

For over a decade radical cultural and geopolitical changes have been transforming the face of Europe. Forces in favor of continental unification have been undermined by nationalist conflicts and by economic and racial divisions. The European Studies concentration is designed to provide Liberal Studies undergraduate majors with coursework (principally in the humanities and social sciences) along with the critical apparatus to interpret and evaluate the contradictory facets of the New Europe. The program also gives students practical knowledge of European affairs and institutions.

A Multidisciplinary Concentration

Founded on coursework in different disciplines, the European Studies concentration examines Europe.s historical role in generating and disseminating traditions of thought and culture. It will offer students a broad understanding of problems associated with cultural pluralism in Europe. The intention of the concentration is also to emphasize the historical development of the European Union and the New European identity.

Students wishing to complete a Liberal Studies degree with a European Studies concentration are expected to fulfill the core and elective requirements listed below. Experience abroad is also an integral component of the European Studies concentration. Students may elect to participate in a foreign study program in Europe or in a European internship. The European Studies concentration can, in addition, serve as an important component of OSU's International Degree.

Core Courses
PS 347 European Union Politics 4 credits
One Upper Division
Course in
French/German/Iberian/Peninsular
Luso-Hispanic/Russian Culture
3 credits
GEO 326 Geography of Europe 3 credits
HST 336 Europe Since the French Revolution 4 credits
Music, Art, English One Course in European
Focused Literature
3 credits
Overseas Experience: Minimum of 12 Credits
Participation in a foreign study program at an OSU/OUS OR NCSA program site in Europe;
OR participation in the Global Graduates Internships program in Europe
Electives: Minimum of 13 Credits in at Least 2 Different Departments
ANTH 312 Peoples of the World: Europe 3 credits
ANTH 380 Cultures in Conflict 3 credits
ART 360, 361, 362, 363 History of Art 3 credits each
ENG Any Lower Division English
Literature OR Studies Course
Related to England, Ireland, OR
Continental Europe
3 credits each
FR 270 France Today: Cultures within and Beyond its Borders 3 credits
HST 315 European Military 1400-1815 3 credits
HST 316 American Military 1607-1865 3 credits
HST 321 Greece 4 credits
HST 322 Roman Republic 4 credits
HST 327 History of Medieval Europe 3 credits
HST 328 History of Medieval Europe 3 credits
HST 329, 330, 331 History of Early Modern Europe 3 credits each
HST 333 Medieval and Early Modern Spanish History 3 credits
HST 335 19th Century Europe 3 credits
HST 336 20th Century Europe 3 credits
HST 366 History of the American Indian 3 credits
HST 414 History of 20th Century Science 3 credits
HST 421 Hellenistic Greece 4 credits
HST 425 The Holocaust in its History 3 credits
HST 429, 430, 431 History of Western Thought 3 credits each
HST 434 English History 3 credits
HST 436 History of Modern Germany 3 credits
HST 345 Society in Modern Russia 3 credits
HST 486 Christianity in Africa 3 credits
MUS 324, 325, 326 History of Western Music 3 credits each
PHL 301, 302, 303 History of Western Philosophy 4 credits each
PS 340 Eastern and Central European Politics 4 credits
PS 341 Western Europe Politics 4 credits each
PS 343 Russian Politics 4 credits each
PS 449 Topics in Comparative Politics 4 credits
RUS 231, 232, 233 Russian Culture 3 credits each
WS 480 International Women 3 credits each
Upper Division
Coursework in
French, German, Spanish, or Russian 3 credits each