2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University
European Studies Program

Vision:

To prepare citizens who combine a detailed knowledge of European issues, familiarity with the methods of a variety of disciplines, and habits of ethical reflection and action.

Purpose:

Europe is a region of utmost importance in today’s world. The reemergence of Europe as a significant political force and economic powerhouse is symbolized by the emergence of a single European currency and the continuing relevance of transnational European institutions such as the European Union, OSCE, and NATO. Europe is of interest to many students as the birthplace of many of the historical and cultural foundations of western society. Lastly, Europeans have evolved a unique perspective on the nature of industrialized society that may point the way for future developments in the United States and elsewhere. The European Studies program introduces students to this region in an interdisciplinary fashion.

Goals:

  1. Students will gain advanced knowledge about Europe in general and more specific familiarity with the history, culture, and language of one European country.
  2. Students will learn how to study a subject or region in a multidisciplinary manner, making use of the methodologies and perspectives of multiple fields.
  3. Students will be prepared for advanced post-graduate study in fields such as economics, history, modern languages, literature, law, politics, and sociology.
  4. Students will be prepared for careers in international business, in journalism and the media professions, in international development and human rights organizations, in international law, and other laws.
  5. Students will learn to use their knowledge of international affairs in an ethical and reflective manner.
Major in European Studies (B.A.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements   59-61 (1)
Major Requirements   21
 Choose two classes (6 hours) from the following:

 6

 
    PHI 2330, History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval (3)  
    PHI 2340, History of Philosophy: Modern (3)  
    PHI 2350, History of Philosophy: Contemporary (3)  
   
   Twelevel hours from the following, from at least two prefixes 12  

        HIS 1400, The Medieval World
        HIS 3400, History of Medieval Europe
        HIS 3500, Europe inthe Age of the French Revolution 
        HIS 4500, Europe in the Age of World Wars
        HIS 4700, Colonialism and Empire Since 1500
        Any HIS course listed below in a national concentration
        
        PSC 2300 International Relations
        PSC 2400 Introduction to Comparative Politics
        PSC 2760 International Political Economy

        ECO 4400 INternational Economics

   
        EUR 4500 Senior Seminar 3  
            
National Concentration (select one area)   24 (2),(3)
    France    
        ENG 2310 and 2320, Continental Literature, I and II 6  
        FRE 3010 and 3020, Intro to French Literature and CIvilization I & II 6  
        Twelve hours from the following 12  
            FRE 2100, Intermediate Studies
            FRE 3000, Level courses
            FRE 2950 - 4950, Study Abroad
   
    Germany    
        ENG 2310 and 2320, Continental Literature, I and II 6  
        GER 3010 and 3020, Advanced German Studies 6  
        Twelve hours from the following 12  

        GER 3110, Advanced German
        GER 3120, Introduction to German Literature
        GER 3500, Topics in German Literature
        GER 3600, Special Topics in German
        GER 2950 - 3950, Study Abroad

   
    Great Britain (4)    
        ENG 2110 and 2120, British Literature I and II 6  
        ENL/W 3500, History of the English Language

 3

 
        Two of the following:

 6

 
        HIS 3650, The Making of England         
        HIS 3660, History of England II
        HIS 4670, Tudor Monarchy
        HIS 3690, Ireland Since 1798
 
        Nine hours from the following 9  
        ENG 3520, Special Topics in Medieval Literature
        ENG 3540, Chaucer
        ENG 3600, Topics in Early Modern British Literature
        ENG 3620, Shakespeare: Representative Plays
        ENG 3660, Restoration &18th-Century English Literature
        ENG 3720, Romanticism in England
        ENG 3740, Victorian Literature
        ENG 3760, Nineteenth-Century British Novel
        ENG 3840, Twentieth Century Poetry
        ENG 3860, Modern Fiction
        ENG 3900, Introduction to Literary Criticism
        ENG 4350, Advanced Studies in British Literature
        HIS 2950- 4950, Study Abroad
        ENL 2950- 4950, Study Abroad
   
    Italy (5)    
        ENG 2310 and 2320, Continental Literature, I and II 6  
        ITL 3010 &3020, Italian Language, Literature & Culture 6  
        Twelve hours from the following 12  
        ITL 3110, Advanced Conversation and Composition
        ITL 3120, Introduction to Italian Literature
        ITL 3370, Special Topics in Italian Studies
        ITL 2950- 4950, Study Abroad
   
    Russia    
        ENG 2310 and 2320, Continental Literature, I and II 6  
        HIS 3500, History of the Russian Empire 3  
        HIS 3510, Russian and the Soviet Union Since 1900 3  
        RUS 3010 & 3020, RUS Language, Literature & Culture 6  
        Six hours from the following 6  
        RUS 3370, Special Topics in Russian Studies
        RUS 2950 -3950, Study Abroad
   
    Spain    
        ENG 2310 and 2320, Continental Literature, I and II 6  
        SPA 3010, Advanced Spanish I 3  
        SPA 3110, Advanced Spanish II 3  
        SPA 3200, Civilization of Spain 3  
        SPA 3210, Survey of Spanish Literature 3  
        Six hours from the following

 6

 
        SPA 3000-level 
        SPA 2950 -3950, Study Abroad
   
European Studies Elective   3
Any course listed under the European Studies major requirements or national concentrations above, or from the list of additional courses below    
Electives 19-21
Total   128
 
  1. All European Studies majors must take both MUH 2100 and ART 2000.
  2. Completion of a European Study Abroad component is strongly encouraged for all European Studies majors. Study abroad component can count within the concentration or as an elective.
  3. Special topics, special studies and study abroad courses relevant to a specific concentration may be applied as electives to complete a particular concentration. Permission of the Program Coordinator is required.
  4. Students concentrating in the Great Britain option should take ENG 2310 or 2320 as one of their core literature courses. Students in this concentration are also strongly encouraged to complete a third year of foreign language.
  5. Due to limited offerings in Italian, students seeking an Italian concentration may need to complete a study abroad program in Florence. Permission of the Program Coordinator is required before entering this concentration.
Minor in European Studies Hours
    EUR 4500, Senior Seminar 3  
    Three hours from the following 3  
        HIS 1400, The Medieval World
        HIS 3400, History of Medieval Europe
        HIS 3500, Europe inthe Age of the French Revolution 
        HIS 4500, Europe in the Age of World Wars
        HIS 4700, Colonialism and Empire Since 1500
        Any HIS course listed below in a national concentration
   
    Six hours in HIS, PHI, PSC or REL* 6  
    Six hours in ENL, FRE, GER, ITL, RUS, SPA, MUH, or ART* 6  
*These hours should be selected from courses listed under the European Studies major requirements, national concentrations, and electives    
Total   18
 

European Studies Courses (EUR)

EUR 1990-4990. Independent Studies (1-3). Courses designed with a professor for independent study purposes.

EUR 1895-4895. Special Topics (1-3). Special Topics or pilot courses.

EUR 2950 - 4950. (1-15) Study Abroad.Interdisciplinary study topics related to European society, culture, history, and arts undertaken onsite in a European country.

EUR 2100. Introduction to the CUlture and Arts of Europe (3).A general interdisciplinary, multi-national introduction to the culture of countries in Eurpoe; topics may vary at each offering.

EUR 2110. Introduction to the Culture and Arts of France (3). A general interdisciplinary introduction to the culture of France; topics may vary at each offering.

EUR 2120. Introduction to the Culture and Arts of Germany (3). A general interdisciplinary introduction to the culture of Germany; topics may vary at each offering.

EUR 2130. Introduction to the Culture and Arts of Great Britain (3).A general interdisciplinary introduction to the culture of Great Britian; topics may vary at each offering.

EUR 2140. Introduction to the Culture and Arts of Italy (3). A general interdisciplinary introduction to the culture of Italy; topics may vary at each offering.

EUR 2150. Introduction to the Culture and Arts of Russia (3). A general interdisciplinary introduction to the culture of Russia; topics may vary at each offering.

EUR 2160. Introduction to the Culture and Arts of Spain (3). A general interdisciplinary introduction to the culture of Spain; topics may vary at each offering.

EUR 4500. Senior Seminar (3). This course provides interdisciplinary study of a selected topic or topics in European studies. It serves as the capstone experience for students majoring in European studies and will normally be taken the spring of the senior year. Specific times and assignments will focus on assessment of the European studies program. The Course does not fulfill core Humanities Requirements.

EUR 4800. Special Topics Seminar in European Studies (3). Interdisciplinary study of topics in European studies that are not covered in regular course offerings. The course may be team-taught.
Gen. Ed. Designation: GS (G – Global Studies).

The following courses may be applied toward a major or minor in European Studies. Courses counted toward completion of a European Studies major or minor may not be applied as hours in other majors or minors. For descriptions of these courses, see the listings in each discipline. Note that most of these courses require other course work as prerequisites.

ART 2800. Art History I (3).
ART 2810. Art History II (3).
Any EUR course (3).
HUM 1400, Culture and Arts of the Medieval World (3)
MGT 3300. International Business (3).
MKT 4310. International Marketing (3).
MUH 2110. Survey of Music History and Literature I (3).
MUH 2120. Survey of Music History and Literature II (3).
MUH 3110. Studies in Early Music (3).
MUH 3120. Studies in Baroque and Classical Music (3).
MUH 3130. Studies in Nineteenth-Century Music (3).
MUH 3140. Studies in Twentieth-Century Music (3).
PHI 3220. Existentialism and Phenomenology (3).
PHI 4100. Wittgenstein (3).
PHI 4250. Contemporary Continental Philosophy (3).
PSC 3740. Topics in International Political Economy (3-6).
PSC 3550. Modern Ideologies (3).
REL 4280. Church History I: Ancient and Medieval Eras (3).
REL 4290. Church History II: Reformation and Modern Eras (3).