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.
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).