European studies is an interdisciplinary program that explores the cultures, societies and languages of Europe, broadly defined. In European studies, students gain insights into the cultures, history and politics of modern Europe and have the opportunity to study one of the five European languages taught in the School.
European studies can be taken as breadth, or as a minor in the Bachelor of Arts, where it is an ideal complement to studies in languages, English, history, philosophy, politics or art history. Many European Studies students take part in exchange to European countries as part of their degree.
Students complete core European studies subjects that look at the different national narratives, cultures and languages of countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Ireland, Belgium, the Czech Republic and Britain. Where possible students will be encouraged to engage with cultural materials in the original language. Students will benefit from the expertise of staff in the School who are trained in disciplines such as cultural studies, literary studies, historical and socio-linguistics and cinema studies. Students can also choose from a range of cross-disciplinary subjects taught by Europeanists across the Faculty.
The peoples of Europe are a work in progress and always must be… Patrick J. Geary, The Myth of Nations: The Medieval Origins of Europe, Princeton University Press, 2003
- European studies staff
- European studies handbook entry
- Study Abroad and Exchange
- Undergraduate studies
- Scholarships and prizes