University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Global and Regional Studies Program

The European Studies Major

The European Studies major allows students to take courses focusing on a wide range of topics relating to European History, Culture, and Society, with the flexibility to design a program that suits their own interests and with opportunities for study abroad and carrying out independent research with a member of our faculty.

Requirements for the Major:

A total of thirty-three credits in approved European Studies courses, as described below, to include no more than twelve credits from any one discipline. Only fifteen transfer credits may be applied toward the major. Students must consult closely with their European Studies advisor in the development of a coherent program of courses.

  1. European Studies senior seminar or research project: All seniors must complete a senior project for at least three credits at the 200-level on a subject focused on northern, western, or Mediterranean Europe. The requirement may be fulfilled by taking a 200-level senior seminar (approved by the European Studies academic advisor) or by completing an advanced readings & research project or Honors Thesis (GRS 297; GRS 298,HON 234; HON 235 or other 200-level research project approved by the European Studies academic advisor). Students should expect to use their competency in a European language (other than English) in this research project where relevant. Upon request, the European Studies subcommittee may approve a research project done in conjunction with a 200-level seminar offered by one of the College's departments.

  2. European Culture and Thought: Twelve hours from the approved list to include six hours at the 100 level or above.
  • Art: 5, 6, 148, 149, 155, 158, 161, 164, 165, 170, 172, 174, 177, and 179 or 282 (when the content is European).
  • Classics: 13, 21, 23, 24, 35, 37, 42, 153-58, 161.
  • English: 21, 22, 25-28, 102, 131, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140-46, 161, 162, 221, 222, 241, 242 (if European content).
  • French: 141, 142, 235, 237, 247, 256, 265, 266, 269, 270, 275, 276, 279, 292.
  • German: 104, 121, 122, 155, 156, 201, 213, 214, 225, 226, 237, 238, 247, 248, 251, 252, 263, 264, 271, 273, 275, 276, 278, 279, 281, 282.
  • Greek: all courses above 100 level.
  • Holocaust Studies: 17, 112, 115, 117, 119, 139, 180, 190, 191, 226, 227, 281, 282.
  • Italian: 121, 122, 157, 158, 170.
  • Latin: all courses above 100 level.
  • Music: 111, 112.
  • Philosophy: 101, 102, 105, 107, 140, 147, 151, 160, 208, 260.
  • Political Science: 141, 142.
  • Religion: 22, 27, 28, 111, 116, 122, 124, 173 (when content is European), 180, 224, 226, 228, 280.
  • Spanish: 141, 236, 237, 246, 250, 252, 291, 292.
  • Theatre: 150, 151, 180.
  • World Literature: 11, 13, 14, 17, 24, 35, 37, 42, 111, 114, 117, 122, 153, 155, 156, 157.

European History and Society: Twelve hours from the approved list to include six hours at the 100 level or above.

  • Classics: 121, 122.
  • French: 131, 132, 292.
  • History: 13-16, 21, 22, 109, 110, 116, 117, 120-136, 139, 157, 167, 190, 191, 221, 222, 224-28, 285.
  • Holocaust Studies: 26, 139, 190, 191, 226, 229.
  • Political Science: 172, 272, 279

European Language: Six hours of a European language other than English at or above the 100 level. Students who fulfill nine or more hours of their "Culture and Thought" requirement through the study of any one such language must fulfill this requirement in a second European language other than English.

* Note: Other equivalent courses within each area may be accepted with permission of the Director of European Studies

 

General Requirements

 

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