Concentration in European Studies

Concentration

The Department of Political Science offers an interdisciplinary concentration in European Studies for Major and Honours students in Political Science. The concentration provides students with a specialized training in European politics, history, culture and languages as well as an educational or work experience in a European country. Students wishing to concentrate in European Studies must plan their program in consultation with the Director of European Studies.

View the program requirements for Political Science major and honours degrees.

 

Major and Honours students in Political Science who wish to graduate with a concentration in European Studies must complete:

  • Complete all of the following
      • Earn a minimum grade of B in each of the following:
        • POLI211 - European Integration and the European Union (1.5)
        • POLI311 - Governments and Politics in Europe (1.5)
      • Complete 4.5 units of:
        POLI 300A, 300B, 300C, 340, 379, 414. With permission of the department, POLI 319, 349, 433 may be counted if they cover approved European topics.
      • Complete 3 units of:
        300- or 400-level courses on European History or Culture. These courses must be approved by the department.
      • Complete 3 units of:
        Additional courses on European History or Culture. These courses may be at any level and must be approved by the department.
      • Complete 6 units of:
        Modern European Languages.
  • Complete 1 of the following
    • Complete all of:
      • EUS390 - Directed Studies in Europe (1.5)
    • Complete 1.5 units of:
      Transferrable units from a European university obtained through a UVic International Exchange Program.
    • Complete 1.5 units of:
      Transferrable units from a European university through a Letter of Permission.
    • A minimum of one Co-op work term in a European country through the Social Sciences Co-operative Education program. 

Interested students should make an appointment with the Political Science undergraduate advisor.